Youth Resiliency Services
Supporting Youth to Become Empowered Adults
Meeting the basic needs of youth facing housing instability and adversity.
LMM’s Youth Resiliency Services (YRS) takes a holistic approach to meeting the basic needs of youth facing housing instability and adversity. The program provides trauma-informed behavioral health and physical health services, along with case management.
Our housing continuum for youth starts with the availability of emergency shelter, and progresses to semi-independent (transitional) and independent (permanent) housing.
Emergency Youth Shelter
LMM’s Youth Shelter is the only emergency shelter for children in Cuyahoga County. The shelter is licensed by the Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services (ODJFS) and is available 24 hours, seven days a week, 365 days per year for the admission of youth between the ages of 13 and 17.
Our youth residents are often in crisis upon admission. Our goal is to be as supportive and constructive as possible during their stay. The shelter is designed to meet the immediate needs of homeless youth, youth in custody of the child welfare system that require an emergency placement, and planned respite to support non-custodial youth by diverting mandated involvement with the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
Independent Living Continuum
The Youth Services Department offers Pre-Independent Living, Advanced Semi-Independent Living, and Full Independent Living (Scattered sites) for transition age youth ages 16 to 24 who need to develop the skills to live independently prior to exiting the foster-care system.
Youth Drop In Center (coming 2023)
The trauma of housing instability can prevent young people from meeting their basic needs and developing into responsible adults. A youth drop-in center is a place where young people between the ages of 16 to 24, who are striving for the stability of a home can find respite and safety while working to achieve their goals.
Building upon our continuum of youth resiliency services, LMM will serve as the operating partner of A Place for Me and the Sisters of Charity Foundation as Cuyahoga County’s first YDIC.
A drop-in center provides access to laundry, hot showers, clothing, a kitchen, and meals. It also provides a space to form relationships and community with other young people, caring adults, and supportive staff.