Weekly News from LMM
Chopping for Change Awarded $900,000 Federal Grant
LMM is the recipient of a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice for our Chopping for Change (C4C) program! We're excited to use these funds to expand our C4C program and to continue to reduce recidivism in our community.

Check out this video to learn more about the C4C program.

View our 'Portraits of Chopping for Change' gallery to learn more about the lived experiences of our C4C graduates.
Help LMM Light the Way for Hope
"Hope is being able to see that there is light, despite the darkness." - Bishop Desmund Tutu

LMM is committed to lighting the path towards hope for the people we serve.
The experience of homelessness; the difficulty of returning to the community from incarceration; the challenge of finding a job after a felony conviction; the health and safety needed to care for vulnerable seniors in our community; a youth in need of care and support through a crisis. These are the life experiences that put people in Northeast Ohio in a dark place.
Help us to light the path for our neighbors in need! Give generously to LMM this holiday season, and restore hope to people who are lost, hurting and feel forgotten.  
Support LMM While Shopping on Amazon
With the Giving Season underway, consider using Amazon Smile to make a difference in the lives of people who are in need. While you are completing your Amazon shopping, type in Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry as your charity of choice, and part of the proceeds will go to LMM!

You can also donate personal toiletries and products from our Amazon wish list and your item will be shipped right to LMM. We’ve made it easy to donate and contribute to items needed by our participants and shelter residents.
The Importance of Knowing Racism’s Impact on Public Health
The Center for Community Solutions' Human Services Advocacy Network (HSAN) is hosting a virtual event, 'The Importance of Knowing Racism's Impact on Public Health', on December 17th at 10 AM, featuring State Representative Michael Skindell, State Board of Education Member Meryl Johnson, and Dr. Ronnie Dunn and Dr. Heather Rice of Cleveland State University as they discuss the importance of learning about race and racism and its historical intersection with public health and the social safety net.