Weekly News from LMM
Chomping4Change Movie Night Baskets Sure to
Please Every Palate
LMM’s Workforce Development programs have made a significant impact in the lives of restored citizens, people with limited employment skills and individuals experiencing homelessness. Your support of our work is what fuels our ability to enhance the employability of these individuals as they pursue independence and personal agency. LMM is excited to share that graduates of our Chopping For Change (C4C) Workforce Development Program are the subjects of the documentary Apart, featured in the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) this month. To celebrate the local release of the film, we are hosting the Chomping4Change gift basket fundraiser.

To purchase a Chomping4Change gift basket filled with delicious culinary treats and LMM swag, click the button below. All gift basket proceeds will benefit LMM's Workforce Development program.
Join LMM for the Apart Movie Night &
Documentary Panel Discussion 
LMM is honored to highlight graduates of our Chopping For Change (C4C) Workforce Development Program in the Apart documentary featured in the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) this month.

LMM is a community partner of the movie 'Apart', which will air at CIFF from April 7 – 20. The film features three alumni of C4C as they navigate life and involvement in the criminal justice system. LMM supporters and friends can purchase discounted tickets to view the film online by visiting the CIFF website.

LMM will host a community viewing of 'Apart' on April 20. We invite you to join the LMM community as we journey through the lived experience of our program participants, host a live online chat via our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts, and gather your thoughts and questions about the film.

On April 27, we will pose your questions to Tomika, Lydia and Amanda from the film, during a live panel discussion.

Want to Join in this Special Recognition? Here’s What You Need to Do:

Step 1: Purchase tickets for the film, by clicking here. Enter the code "LMM" in the Discount Code box on the Payment Information screen during checkout to take $1.00 off each ticket in your cart!

Step 2: Join Us April 20 for an LMM Community Movie Night. Click on your ticket link on 4/20/21 at 6:00 PM and join the LMM community for a movie night chat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Pose questions or share observations you have about this unique experience of reentry.

Step 3: Engage with Lydia, Amanda and Tomika from the film during a live panel discussion on April 27. To participate in the live panel discussion visit our Facebook page @lmmcleveland or go to lutheranmetro.org at 7:00 PM.
Donate Books to Support Youth
Calling all bookworms!

Do you have extra copies of books that a 12-17 year old would love to read? Donate your pre-loved books to LMM's Youth Shelter!

Donation Details:
  • What: Pre-owned books suitable for teens
  • Where: Drop off to Elizabeth Stiles at 4515 Superior Ave., or Ms. Reem Usmani, at 4100 Franklin Blvd.
  • When: Now through April 30, 2021

Please reach out to Reem Usmani if you have any questions: [email protected]
Men's Shelter Featured in County Outreach Tour
LMM's Men's Shelter at 2100 Lakeside Ave. is being featured in Thrive's Cuyahoga County Outreach Tour. This tour will take place every fourth Thursday of the month and will offer free Narcan, wellness checks, peer recovery support, and more. For more information, click here.
LMM Employee Featured in Photothon 2021
Willie Maddox, an individual featured in
Portraits of Homelessness
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry is proud to announce that the work of our own Lydia Bailey, Coordinator of Volunteers at the Men’s Shelter at 2100 Lakeside, as a featured artist at Photothon 2021!

Photothon will run from May 1-June 30 and will feature the unique collections of seven local photographers. Lydia's collection, Portraits of Homelessness, will run from May 1-May 20 at the Bostwick Design Art Initiative, 2729 Prospect Avenue in Cleveland.

Lydia will also give a talk on her photography on Thursday, May 6 at 7:00 PM. The talk is free and open to the public.
National Community Development Week
This week is National Community Development Week!

LMM wants to shout out our local community development corporations, St. Clair-Superior and Campus District, Inc. for being great community partners and for their dedication to the neighborhoods surrounding LMM. We also want to thank the Ohio Development Service Agency for being a critical funder of LMM's emergency shelter.
Thank You for Your Lunch Donations!
Thank you to Cooley Avenue COG (pictured on the left) and Agape Christian Center (pictured on the right) for donating lunch to our Men's Shelter residents this past week. We greatly appreciate you!