LUM ID Clinic - Changing Lives One ID at a Time
Providing Assistance in Getting an ID
DID YOU KNOW? That without a government issued identification card, birth certificate and Social Security card, individuals cannot or find it difficult to do the following:
  • Open a BANK account
  • Accept a JOB offer
  • Enroll in SCHOOL
  • Get HOUSING: Sign a lease, rent an apartment
  • VOTE
  • Get an Indiana DRIVER'S license
  • Buy, lease or rent a CAR
  • See a DOCTOR, get medical treatment
  • Apply for and receive government ASSISTANCE such as food stamps, WIC, disability benefits, free federal school lunch, VA benefits

The LUM ID Clinic specializes in helping individuals obtain an ID card — including getting a birth certificate and Social Security card, often needed to get the ID card. To apply for an Indiana ID card, individuals must provide proofs of identity and residence, Social Security card and birth certificate; and pay a $13 fee (every six years) — not to mention fees of as much as $50 for a copy of a birth certificate. Additionally, getting an ID can be a complicated and frustrating process often requiring multiple visits to a state office and many phone calls. It is even more of a challenge for members of our community who are homeless.

The ID Clinic is one of the most important, life changing programs at LUM but one of which individuals are least aware. It is led by Linda Hicks, the LUM Good Samaritan Program director, and is offered as a free service three days a week. Please keep the LUM ID Clinic in mind when you meet someone struggling with the process of getting an ID Card — and invest in this important program by making a donation today.
New Endowment for LUM Immigration Clinic
Endowment Established for LUM Immigration Clinic
Cris King , LUM board member from Central Presbyterian Church and volunteer with the LUM Good Samaritan Program , recently established an endowment for the benefit of the LUM Immigration Clinic through The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette.

The income from this endowment will provide perpetual support to the LUM Immigration Clinic . Cris believes that the services LUM provides through the Immigration Clinic are needed now more than ever. "Those who are immigrants to our community are too often confused about the complex and ever-changing federal laws and rules that stand between them and US citizenship. They need help to navigate the legal process. In our current political climate, anxiety, fear of family separation, imprisonment and deportation are part of the equation, too.  I feel compassion for these children and families. Holy Scripture reminds us that the alien who resides with us should be treated as the citizen, and that we should love the alien as ourselves. LUM's Immigration Clinic staff and volunteers are doing the work of faith."

LUM is so very grateful to Cris King for establishing her endowment and for her special friendship and generous support of all the many immigrant children and families served here.
News from the LUM Immigration Clinic
State Rep. Klinker Honors the Rev. Susan Brouillette
Indiana State Representative Sheila Klinker recently presented the Rev. Susan Brouillette with a proclamation from the Indiana General Assembly. It states, "Be it hereby known & proclaimed that Susan Brouillette is commemorated upon receiving the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Five-Year Service Award."

The Rev. Susan Brouillette is the founding director of the LUM Immigration Clinic, which began offering assistance in 2015. Last year, 111 individuals received assistance with the immigration process and 23 with naturalization applications; 31 participated in Citizenship Classes; and eight individuals participated in Spanish Conversation Tables. Congratulations to Susan and the entire LUM Immigration Clinic team.
LUM Spanish Conversation Tables - Begin Sept. 11
The  LUM Immigration Clinic  and Ayuda y Aprende, the Spanish Language Service Learning Program at Purdue, have teamed up to offer weekly Spanish Conversation Tables . Details are as follows:
  • Wednesdays - Sept. 11 through Nov. 13 from Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Location - LUM Office Conference Room
  • No Spanish language skills required - ideal for both beginners & those wanting to refresh their skills
  • FREE and open to the public - Limited to 30 participants
  • BYO lunch & bring a friend (optional)

Each conversation table will focus on a different topic such as shopping, communicating with a doctor, dining out, obtaining directions, etc. These sessions offer a wonderful opportunity for individuals wishing to connect with their Spanish speaking neighbors. Staff, volunteers and congregants from member churches are encouraged to take advantage of these sessions. For more information, email or call Susan Brouillette (  | 765.423.2691). Esperamos verle allí.
LUM Fall & Winter Events Announced
Mark Your Calendar. Save the Date. See You There.
Hunger Hike  ( September 22 ) is three weeks away. NOW is the perfect time to get started! The Hunger Hike 3K Walk kicks off on Sunday, September 22 at 2 p.m. at Riehle Plaza, Lafayette.

Hunger Hike is an annual community fundraising event whose mission is to Raise Awareness & Make a Difference in the Fight Against Hunger — locally, regionally & globally. It's the perfect event for a team or group — church group, student organization, civic group or your family. Put together a Hunger Hike team and start raising money using our  online fundraising site  — or any way you choose. We hope you’ll consider joining our  Fight against Hunger . Here’s how to get started:

Donate  |  Online Fundraising Site  | More Info: go to |

If you run and/or own a business — you also may become a Hunger Hike Event Sponsor. If interested, email  for more information.
Port of Hope  ( November 7 ) – Port of Hope is an evening fundraising event in support of the LUM Immigration Clinic. The event includes heavy appetizers from local restaurants, a silent auction featuring items from around the world and entertainment by musicians from around the world.

Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration  ( November 28 ) – The LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration is on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 2 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church (Lafayette). More than 800 people will be served dinner and dessert, and you may be a part of this special program by volunteering or making a donation.
Turkey Trot 5K Run  ( November 28 ) – Start off your Thanksgiving day with the Turkey Trot 5K Run at 8 a.m. on the Cattail Trail Loop, Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette. Runners, walkers, dogs, strollers, wagons & turkey hats are welcome. All Turkey Trot proceeds benefit local families through the programs and services at LUM.

Jubilee Christmas  ( December 14) – LUM Jubilee Christmas serves over 600 families and 1800 children. Parents visit one of dozens of churches and shop for their children. In addition to the toys and clothes, each family also receives a ham and homemade cookies to make Christmas dinner special too.