LUM Emergency Shelter

Shelter details

  • Added Sep 1, 2021 | Last Update May 5, 2022
  • 525 N 4th Street
       Lafayette, IN 47901
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  • 7654232691


The LUM Emergency Shelter provides short-term, overnight shelter, meals, and showers in a safe and caring environment to homeless individuals. The LUM Emergency Shelter may accommodate up to 44 adults each night of the year.

The LUM Winter Warming Station complements the services of the LUM Emergency Shelter from November to April. Other contingencies plans are in place during stormy weather or if temperatures get dangerously low.

Other Services:
Get an ID: Help in getting a valid ID card (Indiana identification) and/or birth certificate.

How to Use the ID Clinic:
    Meet with LUM staff during Drop-in hours:
Monday through Wednesday;
10 11:30 a.m.;
Must sign in by 11:15 a.m.
Place: LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette
    The service is free, but the entire process may take a few weeks to complete
Who may Use the ID Clinic:
    Tippecanoe County residents
What you should bring with you:
    Information: names of birth parents, city & state of where you were born, name of schools you attended and years of enrollment
    Birth certificate, if available
    Social Security card, if available

Good Samaritan Program
Emergency Financial Assistance
    For family emergencies such as
        Utilities (gas, electric, water) help with fees, re-connection or deposit
        Rent/Mortgage payment
        Medical Prescription medication, HIP premium payment, physical exam or TB test required for new job
        Work-related clothing shoes & clothes required for a new job
        Clothing (general use) clothing vouchers are available from time to time
        GED test fee
Generally less than $50; decisions are made on a case-by-case basis
There is also a total amount allowed per household per year
How often:
Not more than every 30 days or until your household annual limit is reached
Generally do not help with the same bill more than once
    Referrals to other assistance programs
    NO funds for doctor bills, car repairs, gasoline for cars, bus tokens, court or legal fees, bills not yet past due, bills too large
How to get funds from the Good Samaritan Program:
    Check-in hours
Days/Time: Monday through Friday at 8:15 a.m.
Place: LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette
    Prescriptions must be ready for pick-up at your pharmacy
    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) & the Answers may be found HERE
Who may get funds from the Good Samaritan Program:
    Tippecanoe County residents only
    Income: up to 150% of federal poverty guideline
What you should bring with you:
    Picture ID
    Names & birth-dates of all adults & children in your household
    Required paperwork:
        Utilities Gas, Electric, Water
            Current Disconnect notice
            Your Current Bill from the Utility company
            Copy of your Current Lease or Bank Payment Book
            Rent Receipt or a Letter from your Landlord
            Prescription Name & phone number of your Pharmacy
            HIP current bill
            Physical/TB Test Note from your new employer or the employment agency listing Physical Exam or TB Test is required
        GED Test Fee proof of current enrollment and testing date
        Work-related clothing
            Note from your new employer or the employment agency listing required clothes like work boots or uniform

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  1. Is this shelter free?
  2. Do they accept donations at this shelter?
  3. Do they allow Pets at this shelter?
  4. How old do you have to be to stay here?
  5. How long can you stay at this shelter?

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