Weekly News from LMM

Bring the Family Out to A Run In Living Color

A Run In Living Color is a 5k run and 1-mile walk hosted by LMM on Saturday, September 17 that encourages people of all ages to run in support of LMM's mission. Families are encouraged to join us for the race! Tickets for youth runners ages 11 & under are $20 and tickets for children in strollers are free. Following the race, there will be a post-run celebration with food, music, and awards given out to our top runners in each age group.

Click the sign-up button below to learn more and register for the race.


Eat Great Food While Supporting Great Work

Head to Choolaah in Ohio City tomorrow any time from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM to support LMM. 30% of your purchase will be donated to LMM when using the code LUTHERAN in the Choolaah app or by letting your cashier know you're there to support LMM!

A Trauma-Informed Approach for Youth

The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center shares that because a large percentage of LGBTQIA+ youth have often experienced traumatic events, model services are ones that utilize a trauma-informed approach to care.

At LMM, trauma-informed staff on our Youth Resiliency Services team are accessible 24/7 and provide weekly oversight for youth in our Independent Living Continuum to remove any barriers that may arise to fulfill independent living transition planning requirements.

Learn more about LMM's Youth Resiliency Services here. To stay up-to-date on more information like this throughout our August Youth Safety campaign, give us a follow on social media:

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Support Our Youth Back-to-School Drive

LMM's Back-to-School Drive is a great way to support youth in our programs that are heading back to school this month.

To donate, please visit our Amazon Wish List by clicking the button below. All donations can be mailed to 4515 Superior Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44113. Thank you for making our youth and families more resilient!


Metro45 Kicks It With Kenny

Fox 8's Kenny Crumpton visited the Metro45 Cafe and Catering team at Beachwood Truck Park for his Kickin' It With Kenny segment today to learn more about Metro45's social enterprise on wheels. The Metro45 food truck provides culinary training opportunities and work experience for program participants and every dollar earned from the truck goes back into funding LMM's Workforce Development programs.

Click below to watch the Kickin' It WIth Kenny segment (The third and fifth videos feature Metro45). Want to grab a bite from the food truck? Visit the Metro45 website.


Reducing Recidivism With Chopping For Change

The Prison Policy Initiative reports that nearly two million individuals are incarcerated in prisons and jails across the United States. LMM's Chopping for Change (C4C) program offers pre-release workforce development training and behavioral health services for women in the criminal justice system, aiming to reduce recidivism and give women the tools they need to succeed upon release.

Check out this interview with LMM Workforce Development Program Director, Malika Kidd, who spoke with WAMC Northeast Public Radio to discuss C4C, as well as her own lived experience.


Thank You, Prince of Peace Volunteers! 

Thank you to volunteers from Prince of Peace Chruch for providing and serving food to residents at the Men's Shelter at 2100 Lakeside. Prince of Peace teamed up with the Metro45 Cafe and Catering team to serve food to residents at the Men's Shelter directly out of the Metro45 food truck!