Our Mission:

Safe Known Free


We are a non-profit organization in Cleveland that provides urban families with the opportunity to form healthy support systems and break cycles of abuse, poverty, and hopelessness by intentionally investing in their holistic success. We believe everyone needs a Place where they can be safe, known, and free.


Our Reason

Why does the urban community need a "Third Place"? Because people in the city do not have the same access to healthy emotional, physical, relational, and spiritual support systems as other demographics, and without a proper support system and life skills, we are all destined to repeat the destructive cycles of the generations before us.

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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 cheap, healthy meals

  2. Money management

  3. How to apply for college

  4. Household skills

  5. Much more as the needs arise


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!


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!


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