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LUM Emergency Shelter

525 N 4th St
Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 742-3259

Class of Housing: Emergency Shelter

General Information:

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.

Hundreds of volunteers help manage the shelter and provide & serve meals.‌


Individuals may need shelter for a variety of reasons, including inability to pay rent due to job loss or health problems. Also, newcomers to our community sometimes need temporary help while seeking jobs and housing. The LUM Emergency Shelter provides a vital service to the greater Lafayette community.


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.


Emergency Shelter

What’s Offered:


Short-term, overnight shelter

Open each night of the year from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Bunk beds, 6 -8 beds per room

Meal after check-in; Breakfast snack & coffee before check-out

Showers; free soap, shampoo, etc.

Capacity: 44 adults each night

Safe, clean and caring environment

How to Use the Shelter:


Must have a PASS to enter

Passes are available:

Monday – Friday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette)

Saturday, Sunday and Holidays at 7:00 a.m. at the LUM Emergency Shelter (525 N 4th Street, Lafayette)

Check in with a PASS at 9 p.m.

Check out at 7 a.m.

Winter Warming Station is open from mid-November to April, each night at midnight. No pass needed. For more information, click HERE.

Who may Use the Shelter:


Men & Women

Age: at least 18 years old

Tippecanoe County residents

In good standing with LUM

Website: http://www.lumserve.org/programs/homeless-services/shelter/

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How To Volunteer at LUM Emergency Shelter:

Be a volunteer. Call LUM Emergency Shelter at (765) 742-3259 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:

ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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