We help our guests get out of homelessness for good.
When you’re in a housing crisis, you may be afraid, confused, and concerned for your family—or how you’ll be able to meet your basic needs.
We offer a variety of services to help you permanently get out of homelessness. We’ll help you do what it takes to find a solution that works best for you and your family.
Come in to LTHC for your assessment.
We'll sit down with you to discuss your situation and needs. We also recommend that you call Indiana 211, an excellent confidential service that helps Hoosiers find the local resources they need.
Talk to a case manager.
Our case managers are trained professionals who care about our guests. We understand that no two situations are exactly the same, so we will take the time to sit down with you and help you determine the best course of action.
Find resources to end your homelessness.
You can find a home again with the help of our various services. Whether we can refer you to other resources or provide you with permanent supportive housing, LTHC is the place to start so you can get out of homelessness for good.
When you come to LTHC, you’re getting:
Help for anyone with a housing crisis in Tippecanoe County
Your starting point for programs and a personalized plan to housing stability
Open doors to individuals, families, veterans, and those with physical or mental health issues
Resources such as food, water, toiletries, mail service, and more
Case managers who can help you identify your unique needs
Kindness from team members, donors, and volunteers, who will reassure you that your homelessness can end
LTHC Homeless Services provides assistance to individuals, families, and veterans who meet the federal definition of homeless. That means they have no housing, are living in a shelter, or staying somewhere unfit for human habitation.
If you are a “couch surfer,” meaning you are staying with friends or family, you will not qualify for LTHC programs. If you are staying at a hotel, you will not qualify for LTHC services. Please call 211 to get assistance in your community for the needs you have.
If you are experiencing literal homelessness, you can come into our Engagement Center located at 815 North 12th Street for assistance. There is no appointment needed, simply come in and tell staff it is your first time. The earlier in the day you come, the more likely you will have an intake appointment that same day. Our staff work on a first come, first served basis.
If you need shelter, Lafayette Urban Ministry is that resource in Greater Lafayette. They can be accessed for check in between 7-11 am at 420 North 4th Street. Check their website https://www.lumserve.org/ for details on their programs.
Please note that the shelter opportunities are often full in Tippecanoe County so if you have somewhere to stay, you should stay there and connect with https://in211.communityos.org/ for other services.
If you are a family (have someone under the age of 18) or a Veteran, you can call the main number at 765-423-4880 for information about those specific programs. Assessments and housing services are not provided over the phone or via email, you must meet with a Case Manager face-to-face.
LTHC Homeless Services does not assist with the following issues:
- Assist with deposit or rent payments
- Assist with overdue or new utility payments
- Provide immediate housing
- Rent apartments to the community at-large
- Provide any time of financial assistance to people not enrolled in our programs for housing
For any of these, or other situations, please contact Indiana211 (https://in211.communityos.org/) to get information about resources in your county.