Chopping for Change Expands to Grafton Reintegration Center

Photo by Michele Lenni LMM is proud to have been awarded a $900,000 Department of Justice grant in 2021 dedicated to the expansion of the Chopping for Change program.  Chopping for Change (C4C) is an innovative program dedicated to reducing recidivism and empowering individuals with criminal justice-involvement by providing them with the tools they need to succeed post-incarceration. C4C initially began as a program dedicated

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Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry Opposes HJR6

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry is one of 140 groups to sign onto a letter opposing efforts by the General Assembly to make it more difficult to amend the state constitution. Ohio House Joint Resolution 6 (HJR6) would increase the threshold for citizen-initiated constitutional amendments from a simple majority, 50%+1, to 60% support. This would drastically limit the citizen-led amendments that advance in the state. LMM values citizen voice in all aspects

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Changing Lives Through Housing & Shelter

LMM’s Housing & Shelter program provides essential emergency shelter to 365 men per night, supportive services to increase resident self-sufficiency and innovative solutions to ending homelessness. Watch the videos below to learn more about Nolan and Thomas’ experiences with LMM’s Housing & Shelter program. You can click here to support this impactful work.“I show up and I just want to serve these guys.” –

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Finding Faith and Hope Through Advocacy

In April of 2022, LMM’s Office of Advocacy hosted the second annual Charles R. See Forum on Reentry, which honors Mr. See’s 44 years of service at LMM and his work leading the innovative and nationally recognized Community Reentry program. The program took place at the City Club of Cleveland and featured keynote speaker Ms. Susan Burton, founder of A New Way of Life and author

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St. Luke’s Celebrates 75 Years By Supporting LMM Youth

I continue to be honored to lead the LMM Youth Resiliency Services (YRS) program, and am always thankful I get to witness acts of kindness that make our young people’s lives easier. Specifically, I’m pleased to tell you about a group dedicated to making radical hospitality a reality at the youth shelter. St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (St. Luke’s), a congregation located in Cuyahoga Falls,

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Support the Guardianship Services Emergency Ward Fund

LMM’s Guardianship Services (GS) program provides qualified legal guardians to serve as caring advocates and decision-makers for adults who have been deemed incompetent by Probate Court and lack family/friends to support and protect their needs and interests. GS clientele includes older adults with dementia and age-related health problems as well as adults with severe persistent mental illness. We need your help to support the Guardianship Services Emergency

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LMM Opposes Issue 1

The November ballot includes two statewide issues for consideration by Ohio voters. Issue 1 is a constitutional amendment in Ohio that impacts how bail is decided. If passed, Issue 1 would give the General Assembly authority to set procedures related to non-monetary bail (i.e., curfews, ankle bracelets) and monetary bail (i.e., cash). Currently, this authority resides with the Ohio Supreme Court. It would also require

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Keep On Trucking With Metro45

Last year, LMM acquired a gently used food truck, as a social enterprise under the brand Metro45 Mobile Kitchen & Catering (Metro45). After a year of success, the food truck is in need of significant repairs and upgrades. Our goal is to raise $20,000 to upgrade the electrical system and equipment on the food truck, to ensure Mero45 is able to Keep on Trucking! The food truck generates revenue

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Addressing Housing Instability as Youth Return to School

With the month of August underway and youth returning back to school, it’s important we take a closer look into the issue of housing instability, an issue that youth in Cleveland, and across the state, are facing, what support is being provided to them in order to succeed, and what you can do to get involved. Being able to grow and succeed inside and outside

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