Our Mission:

Safe Known Free

 

We offer the urban community a Third Place where they can form healthy support systems and have an opportunity to break the cycles of abuse, poverty, and hopelessness by intentionally investing in their holistic success.

 
 
 
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Our Reason

 

Why do urban youth need a "Third Place"? Because the first two places (i.e., home and school) one would typically count on for emotional, physical, relational, and spiritual support have largely failed these kids. Without a proper support system and life skills, these children are destined to repeat the destructive cycles of the generations before them.

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Upcoming Events

We are gearing up for our first event the week of July 24–27th: 

Art & Music Camp!

Camp is for children ages 5-12, and we are in need of volunteers, whether you are artistically inclined or not! Your presence is far more valuable than your talent. Click below for more information and to register (optional – you can just show up!), both volunteers and campers alike!

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Our Services

The services we provide at Third Place offer the youth of Cleveland an opportunity to be safe, known, and free. We will be able to expand services in time with increased funding and a consistent volunteer team, but for now, our services will include the following:

 

third place drop-in

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3-5:30pm. This is an open door for any young person to come hang out, eat, get homework help, hear some nonjudgmental truth, receive prayer, and share in a safe place. At this point we can only service 10 teens at a time.
 

Third place coach

This is a one-on-one mentoring encounter. We all need someone to walk through life with us. We don’t have all the answers, but like a good coach, we will love you enough to call you on your stuff.

third place life

These are various trainings and opportunities to learn life skills.

  1. Grocery shopping and how to cook a cheap, healthy meal

  2. Money management

  3. How to apply for college

  4. Household skills

  5. Much more as the needs arise

 
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Get Involved

Third Place is in its very beginning stages, but there are still ways that you can get involved and help this vision become reality!

 

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Be the first to know about all the latest happenings at Third Place! Stay informed about our progress, our prayer requests, our needs, our vision, our events, and eventually, our grand opening! We won't be able to do it without all of you by our side. Thank you!

Pray

This has been God's vision from the start. He brought the neighborhood kids to our home and slowly etched their stories, pain, and need onto our heart. Please pray that God will continue to provide and that He will be glorified as we stand in the gap for these kids and the community.

Make a Donation

Would you consider partnering financially with Third Place? Together we can reach an entire generation for Christ and assist in breaking the cycle of poverty, abuse, injustice, and oppression. Please join us in providing hope and a future for the youth of Cleveland!

 
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Our Family

Hi! We're the Roberts family: the faces behind the Place. We didn't choose this vision so much as it was handed to us by God. Or rather, it showed up in our yard, knocked on our door, plopped down on our couch, and gathered around our kitchen table. All we did was open our doors, our refrigerator, and our arms, and slowly, God carved out a huge space in our hearts for the youth of this city.

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The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
    because the Lord has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim freedom for the captives
    and release from darkness for the prisoners.

isaiah 61:1