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Ending homelessness in Cleveland. 

Restoring community to returning citizens.

Guardianship for vulnerable adults.

Stabilizing youth in crisis.

Advancing fair chance hiring and fair chance housing. 

LMM is committed to providing social services and advocacy in the areas of Housing & Shelter, Workforce Development, Guardianship Services and Youth Resiliency. Each year we serve more than 4,000 individuals and work with more than 1,500 volunteers. 

Our work is important to this community and impactful for the people we serve. 

Do you have an upcoming opportunity to welcome an LMM staff partner, to provide subject matter expertise on one of our areas of service?

LMM wants to be the next speaker at your community conversation, special event, or mission moment. Invite us to your next event, and allow us to reintroduce our mission!

To request a speaker at your next event, contact Jessica Starr, our Director of Communications at jstarr@lutheranmetro.org

(Photo by Michele Lenni)

Join Us for the Founder's Day 2023 Lunch & Learn

We look forward to seeing you for Founder's Day 2023 on Thursday, February 2! Click the link below to learn more and register for the event.


APART Screening Recap

Photos by Tim Metzger

Thank you to the over 150 individuals who packed out the APART screening and film Q+A at Cedar Lee Theatre last weekend! The Q+A featured the film director, film participants, and change-makers from LMM and The Edna House, two local organizations serving the needs of formerly incarcerated women. Special thank you to the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation, whose grant made this event possible.

Set right here in Cleveland, the APART documentary follows three unforgettable mothers—Tomika, Lydia, and Amanda— as they return home from prison and rebuild their lives after being separated from their children for years. Their stories overlap in LMM's Chopping for Change program, run by Malika Kidd, an advocate formerly incarcerated in the same prison. Filmed over 3 ½ years, APART traces their steps as they reconstruct lives derailed by drugs and prison.

Click the button below to see more photos from the screening, taken by Tim Metzger:


Celebrating Chopping for Change Graduates

LMM is honored to celebrate this cohort of LMM Chopping for Change graduates by handing out diplomas, family reunification, and delicious food made by our students. We’re so proud of our C4C students and can’t wait to see what their future holds!


MLK Day Staff Lunch & Learn

LMM Community Engagement Coordinator Gloria Craig recently facilitated a staff Lunch & Learn in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Lunch & Learn focused on protesting and highlighted significant riots, marches and movements throughout US history, including local movements that happened in Northeast Ohio.

We are grateful to be able to reflect on our history and celebrate the legacy of Dr. King with staff!

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