LUM Staff Tour New Engagement Center
Important Partnership Focused on Homelessness
With the opening of the community's new Engagement Center (815 N 12th St, Lafayette), there are opportunities to improve how individuals experiencing homelessness receive assistance and services. Communication between LUM & LTHC Homeless Services will continue to be vital in creating a supportive and caring community.

Last week, the LUM staff met with LTHC staff at their new Engagement Center for a tour and discussion about new ways to collaborate. The meeting was positive, informative, and constructive. New procedures have been instituted that enhance the services offered by both LUM and LTHC Homeless Services and further the missions of both. Attending the meeting (pictured L to R) were Dave Heckert, LUM Emergency Shelter director; Pablo Malavenda, executive program director; Jennifer Shook, LTHC Homeless Services development director; Linda Hicks, LUM Good Samaritan Program director; Jennifer Layton, LTHC Homeless Services executive director; and Joe Micon, LUM executive director.

This is a new beginning, which will only strengthen this important partnership. LUM appreciates the support and hospitality from our friends at LTHC Homeless Services.
Meet the New LUM Interns - Spring 2020
Ann Mobley
Ann is from Chicago and now lives in Lafayette. She is currently enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program at Ivy Tech Community College. After Ann graduates (May 2020), she plans on pursuing a bachelor's degree in Education or Social Work.

At LUM, Ann is doing her practicum working with the After School Program.
Michael Welk
Michael is from Rossville and now lives in Lafayette. He is currently enrolled in the Human Services program at Ivy Tech Community College. After Michael graduates (May 2021), he plans on working at Valley Oaks Health in Lafayette.

At LUM, Michael is an intern and working with the After School Program.
You Are Cordially Invited to Attend the...
Join us for the ninth annual  LUM Follies  and help us celebrate Joe Micon, LUM Executive Director , who is retiring on March 31. The event is on Friday,  March 6  at 7 p.m. and includes a program to honor Joe Micon for his  41 years of service  to our community through his work at  Lafayette Urban Ministry . The celebration will include performances by the Purdue  Black Voices of Inspiration , Purdue  Glee Club , and  Michael Kelsey  as well as a large  Ecumenical Choir  representing the many churches that make up the membership of the LUM Board of Directors. There will be tributes, presentations, videos and much lighthearted fun. After the program, there will be a reception with refreshments. It's FREE & open to all. To learn more, click HERE .
Purdue Crew’s Row-A-Thon — Benefits LUM
Join Us - Saturday, February 15 - Rowing Spectacle
Purdue Rowing Team presents “Row-A-Thon 2020” in support of the LUM  Good Samaritan Fund . Row-A-Thon is one of the largest donations each year. Each year, the Purdue Rowing Team sponsors “Row-A-Thon” in support of the LUM Good Samaritan Fund . Row-A-Thon takes place all day in the Tippecanoe Mall (Lafayette). The co-ed team members row a marathon of 26 miles in three hours on indoor rowing machines while raising funds for LUM. Purdue  Row-A-Thon 2020  details are as follows:
  • Saturday, February 15 | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tippecanoe Mall | 2415 Sagamore Pkwy S, Lafayette, IN

Stop by the Mall on Saturday, February 15 and check it out. You may make a donation in person at Row-A-Thon or by mail. Please make checks payable to  Purdue Crew Club  and mail your checks to: Purdue Crew—Row-A-Thon, 500 Brown Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Thanks to Purdue Crew president, Henri Laliberte, Head Coach David Kucik, and the entire rowing team and coaching staff for their continued support of  Lafayette Urban Ministry Please note: the funds raised from Row-a-thon will be split 50/50 between LUM and Purdue Crew Team.

The LUM Good Samaritan Fund is an emergency financial assistance program which provides our community’s neediest families and children with a strong and reliable safety net. Help is offered for utility bills, rent, and prescription medications. In 2019, the Good Samaritan Fund provided assistance  1,783 times  and  $103,614  was shared.
Grab a Burrito & LUM Students Get 33%
Chipotle-Purdue Fundraising Night - Feb. 25
Join us at  Chipotle-Purdue  (200 W State St, West Lafayette) on  Tuesday, February 25 from  5 - 9 p.m. — and the LUM After School Program gets 33% of all orders, if you present this  COUPON.

It's easy! Print the  coupon or show it on your phone, order your favorite  Chipotle meal (burritos, burrito bowls, tacos, salads or kids meals), don't forget to get chips, guac', and a drink — and  LUM gets 33%.

If you can't make it and wish to support the LUM students, click the button below to make a donation.
Et Cetera - More Announcements & Reminders
LUM Annual Report 2019
Your advance copy of the  LUM 2019 Annual Report is now ready for your review . The pages of the LUM Annual Report detail the remarkable work that together  we  have accomplished on behalf of low-income children and working families in our community. To view the LUM 2019 Annual Report , click HERE. To view all LUM reports including the Annual Report, click HERE .
LUM Spanish Conversation Tables
LUM Immigration Clinic  in partnership with Ayuda y Aprende offers  Spanish Conversation   Tables   as a weekly, lunch-time series — FREE and open to the public. The program is scheduled each Wednesday  (now through April 15) from Noon to 1:15 p.m. at the LUM Office Conference Room (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette). To learn more, click HERE .