Weekly News from LMM

Show Kindness, Honor Dignity by Supporting the Men's Shelter

The Men's Shelter at 2100 Lakeside is looking for your support in providing individuals experiencing homelessness with toiletry donations. Drop-off at the front desk is available from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM daily. Here are the items we're looking for:

  • Shampoo (travel size)
  • Lotion (travel size)
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste (travel size)
  • Deodorant (regular size)
  • Disposable razors, shaving cream
  • Combs & picks, or brushes
  • Soap, bar or body wash
  • Pocket-size Kleenex pack
  • Shower shoes
  • Foot powder
  • Q-tips
  • Washcloths and towels closed with toiletries

For any questions regarding Men's Shelter toiletry donations, please contact Lydia Bailey at lbailey@lutheranmetro.org.

Thank you for your support!

Celebrate 55 Years with LMM!

LMM’s 55th anniversary is quickly approaching, and we want to learn how you hope to celebrate this milestone!

Take this brief survey to share your ideas and recommendations on how we should come together to celebrate 55 years of service.


Support Healthy Beginnings at Home

The Ohio Senate is proposing an 81% cut to Healthy Beginnings at Home, a research project testing the impact of providing rental assistance with housing stabilization services to pregnant women, who are living in highly unstable housing, and are at greater risk of infant mortality.


Women with children are the most likely to face eviction in Cuyahoga County, and it is through this process, they may find themselves in LMM’s family overflow shelter. It is of utmost importance that the state continues to take action to ensure moms, and mom’s to-be have the resources they need to care for themselves and their children.


Reach out to your legislators today to let them know the Ohio Senate’s cut to Healthy Beginnings at Home jeopardizes the effort to demonstrate how housing interventions can save babies’ lives and reduce Medicaid spending: 

LMM Signs on to Support OHFA

Gov. DeWine and the Ohio House recently included several positive housing proposals in the proposed 2024-2025 State budget, but the Ohio Senate has removed them and added additional provisions that will stifle development of affordable housing. This includes a plan to abolish the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA), an organization dedicated to the development, rehabilitation and financing of low-to-moderate-income housing in Ohio, and move its operations to the Ohio Department of Development.

Many LMM residents live in properties that were financed through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program, which is managed by OHFA. This proposed change could have adverse effects on the availability of future affordable housing projects which remain in high demand.


Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry has joined over 200 organizations in signing on to a letter of support of OHFA in advance of the Senate's budget revision, happening Wednesday afternoon. 

Celebrate Juneteenth with LMM!

In honor of the Juneteenth holiday coming up on Monday, LMM has compiled ways to celebrate Juneteenth in Cleveland, engage with the history of the holiday, and learn why Juneteenth is pertinent every day!

Engage with LMM's #Juneteenth campaign on social media this week to learn more:

Instagram  Twitter  Facebook

LMM is Officially "LinkedIn"

LMM's LinkedIn page has officially launched!

Connect with LMM on LinkedIn to learn about new career and volunteer opportunities within the organization, stay up-to-date on ways LMM is engaging with our community partners, and learn more about the programs offered through LMM. 


LMM Staff Tour Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Thanks to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank (GCFB) and its Advocacy and Education Analyst, Noel Rivera, for a tour of their facility earlier this week for LMM's Advocacy and Development & Communications teams.

As a GCFB redistribution center, LMM is grateful for its partnership with the Food Bank and its commitment to bridging the meal gap and connecting individuals with the nutritious meals they need to succeed.

To support the mission and programs of LMM, donate today!