TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)—News 18 previously reported that both LTHC and Lafayette Urban Ministry locked down its shelters due to COVID-19.
The Tippecanoe County Health Department placed those shelters on quarantine until December 1st due to cases of COVID-19 which in doing so closed the warming centers.
Those shelters doubled as a warming center for many people. When the shelters locked down it temporarily took away that resource.
To keep that resource, especially during a pandemic, there are temporary day services currently in planning.
Both LUM and LTHC partnered to create the temporary day center in Lafayette under the coordination of United Way of Greater Lafayette.
The organizations are calling the day shelter the LTHC LUM Shelter Annex and it requires people to check-in at LTHC or LUM for a referral to that temporary day shelter.
Services normally provided by LTHC during the day will be provided at the Annex, that includes giving guest 2 hours during the day to get a meal, use the bathroom, charge phones and warm up.
Below are the partners that helped make the annex possible.
Phoenix Paramedics, YWCA, LTHC Homeless Services, LUM, Tippecanoe County Health Department, Recovery Cafe, PATH Team from Valley Oaks, Family Promise, United Way of Greater Lafayette.