COVID-19 Response

Learn more about what LMM is doing to best respond to COVID-19.

LMM Racial Equity Resources

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry has compiled a list of resources for education around racial equity and inclusion. Click below to learn more.

Paying Tribute to Two American Heroes

The world recently lost two giants in the fight for equal rights. Congressman John Lewis and Rev. C.T. Vivian dedicated their careers to fighting for civil rights and civic change. LMM respectfully pays tribute to their leadership.

COVID-19 Relief Wish List

Many of the individuals LMM serves are in need of basic, everyday items. Please consider donating.


COVID-19 has made these past few months a bit challenging, but LMM has continued to do all we can to serve those who need it the most.

Donate to LMM's Men's Shelter at 2100 Lakeside

Looking for a way to help those that are vulnerable during this time of great need? Check out News 5 Cleveland’s article on how you can help.


Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM) is a 50 year-old non-profit providing innovative social enterprise job-training, civic engagement strategies and safety net services for the city of Cleveland and across northeastern Ohio. Our mission leads us to operate programs that change lives, transform communities and enliven community engagement.

COVID-19 Preparedness

LMM has been following the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and advancing our safety and business continuity plans in coordination with city and county governmental partners and within the guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization. Click here to learn more.

Notes from LMM

A Push Towards Justice: Annie Holden

Few might agree with me that poetry has practical applications in life. I was very fortunate that Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry’s Men’s Shelter at 2100 Lakeside paired me up with poetry back in 2009, as that experience has helped me in my work life ever since. Let me...

A Summer with LMM: Emel Terzioglu (Pt. 3)

As my internship with LMM comes to a close, I would like to formally express my gratitude to all staff members that have worked with me over these past 10 weeks. An especially big thank you to my supervisors Margie Glick, Director of Advocacy and Marcella Brown, VP of...

A Push Towards Justice: David Blunt

In response to the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer, there has been a national push to “defund the police”. Our staff partner, David Blunt, Operations Director at the Men’s Shelter at 2100 and Founder of Hurray for Black Men, provides his...

A Push Towards Justice: Rev. George Hrbek

To LMM Staff, Board, Volunteers, Supporting Partners, I am grateful for this opportunity to recall the history of LMM’s genesis and some perspective on LMM’s “Do justice, love mercy, walk humbly with God“ movement. I hope this sharing has relevance for the present...

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