Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry seeks that people who are oppressed, forgotten, and hurting be empowered, valued, and healed by our unwavering commitment to addressing chronic needs, enabling people to self-sufficiency, and advocating for system change. As a catalyst and convener for meaningful conversation, LMM seeks to change the social, political, and religious conversation about justice from one of limitations to one of possibilities.
Focusing on Housing & Shelter, Workforce Development, and Health & Wellness Services, LMM creates innovative programs that serve with people who are homeless, youth who are at-risk, older adults who are vulnerable, people impacted by the criminal justice system, and individuals with behavioral health needs.
In the last year, LMM served nearly 7,000 people and engaged approximately 3,500 volunteers. Central Kitchen produced 348,575 meals for area homeless shelters. A total of 17,064 guardianship hours were clocked, 16,457 residential nights were provided to adolescents placed at our youth shelter, 782 mothers and their children received emergency shelter at the family overflow site, and 100% of Health & Wellness participants received mental health services, regardless of ability to pay. 97.5% of Chopping for Change participants remained out of the criminal justice system post-release.