Get to Know LMM
Founded in 1969, the mission of Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM) is to promote shalom (peace, well-being) and justice (right relationship) through a Christian ministry of service and advocacy with those who are oppressed, forgotten and hurting.
LMM’s founding began as an ecumenical response, started by the Lutheran Church, to the urban uprising that took place on the East Side of Cleveland in the mid-1960s. Over the last five decades, LMM has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to addressing chronic needs, enabling people in our community facing adversity to become self-sufficient, and advocating for systems change. Our programming focuses on innovative and effective services in the areas of Guardianship, Housing & Shelter, Workforce Development, and Youth Resiliency.
LMM honors the lived experience of the people we serve. Many of the obstacles our program participants, residents, and neighbors face are the result of a lack of compassion, limited awareness, and unfounded public policy. We advocate for community members and leaders to fully realize and respond to the unique needs of people facing housing instability, food insecurity, a return to community from incarceration, youth in crisis and adults in need of guardianship.
We challenge and invite you to learn more about our initiatives, and support our efforts to restore dignity and hope to people who are oppressed.