Charles R. See Forum on Reentry

The inagural Charles R. See Forum on Reentry will take place in partnership with the City Club on Friday, June 18!

COVID-19 Response

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

Be an Agent of Change for Homeless Families

Families are the fastest-growing segment of people experiencing homelessness in the United States.

Restoring Lives, Renewing Hope

Nature is in a state of renewal, and so is LMM’s faith in a better day for our community. Spring Into Action with LMM!


COVID-19 has made 2020 challenging, but LMM has continued to do all we can to serve those who need it the most.

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.

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 Summer With LMM – Mark Grabowski (pt. 1)

Hi everyone, my name is Mark Grabowski and I am the Advocacy Intern with LMM for the summer of 2021. I was born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan (25 minutes Southeast of Detroit), but don’t worry - I am being converted to a Clevelander! I graduated from John Carroll...

A Push Towards Justice: Elizabeth Stiles

One year. May 25th marks one year since Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds. In this year there has been a lot of talk. Being “woke” is the new norm. We all went to webinars on Redlining, Gerrymandering, and the...

Planting SEEDS of Change

SEEDS is a collaboration between Downtown Cleveland Alliance (DCA) and Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM) with a goal of providing opportunities for residents of Men’s Shelter at 2100 Lakeside to obtain employment and housing. The landscaping program started in 2011...

Fair Chance Housing

Do you remember the last time you applied for a rental property? At some point in the application process, you were probably asked to pay a fee for the property manager to run a background check. This step has become a routine part of the rental application process....

In the last year…

People Served

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