Weekly News from LMM
October is Guardianship Awareness Month!
LMM Staff Guardian, Ericka Carter
LMM's Guardianship Services serve Cuyahoga and Lorain counties to provide legal guardians to indigent, incompetent adults who cannot care for themselves and have often encountered abuse or exploitation. Our guardians serve as concerned, caring advocates and surrogate decision-makers. Guardians look after the emotional, social, financial and physical well-being of these vulnerable adults and advocate for the least restrictive living environment possible. We're grateful for the life-changing work that our guardians do every day.

To learn more about LMM guardianship for the indigent, and the core values and principles that provide the foundation for our work, click here.
A Push Towards Justice: Doug Heuer 
In our latest Push Towards Justice blog, LMM Board member & Advocacy Committee member, Doug Heuer, shares why he is a part of LMM's Advocacy Committee and explains the importance of racial equity.

"Why should I care about racial equity? My answer is rooted in both my spiritual faith and my belief in democracy. My faith directs me to love my neighbor as I love myself and that all people are my neighbors. History teaches that pervasive social and economic inequalities are existential threats to any democratic society. "

Click here to read the full piece.
Doug Heuer, LMM Board member & LMM Advocacy Committee member
Defend Democracy
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a shortage of election officials for the November 3rd General Election in several counties including Cuyahoga County. If your health permits, please consider applying to be an election official. There are a variety of positions available and compensation is provided. This is important, as without sufficient staffing, Cuyahoga County risks long lines and potential voter disenfranchisement on Election Day.

You can learn more about being an election official here and apply here!
C4C Students Now Eligible for 'Good Days'
LMM is happy to share two updates from the re-entry world:

  1. People who are currently or were recently incarcerated are now eligible for CARES Act stimulus checks, up to $1,200 and an additional $500 per qualifying child. Learn more here.
  2. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has approved LMM's Chopping for Change (C4C) participants to now be eligible to receive 'good days', or days subtracted from their sentence, for being enrolled in the program! Learn more about the impact of the C4C program here.
Chopping for Change students