Our city’s next Mayor must commit to protecting Clevelander’s renter rights from day one. Sign the #RenterRightsDay1 petition by clicking the button below.

Early Voting

Early voting is here for the Cleveland Mayoral Election. Get out and vote!

Be an Agent of Change for Homeless Families

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

Portraits of Chopping for Change

Portraits of Chopping for Change (C4C) offers a unique look into the inspiring stories of five of LMM’s C4C graduates. Click the link below to check out the project, compiled by LMM Advocacy Intern Mark Grabowski.

Mayoral Forum on Housing & Homelessness

In case you missed it, check out the recording of the 2021 Mayoral Forum on Housing & Homelessness! #VoteToEndHomelessness

COVID-19 Response

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

Portraits of Homelessness

The Portraits of Homelessness collection features 45 photographs and stories of residents from the Men’s Shelter at 2100 Lakeside.

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

Farewell from Drew Genszler

I am so proud to have been a part of this community for eight years and of what we have accomplished with active support from all of you.

A Summer With LMM – Mark Grabowski (pt. 3)

As my internship with LMM wraps up, I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to journey with you all this summer. A special thank you to Margie Glick, Director of Advocacy, for being an amazing supervisor, leader, and friend during this experience. She has pushed...

The Road to Recovery: LMM Shelter in Transition

As LMM transitions into the next phase following the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to work to ensure that homelessness be brief, rare, and non-reoccurring. We need your help to make this happen: 1.      Know a landlord? Encourage property owners to accept housing...

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