In March we reached an incredible milestone! Since launching in 2012 we have now housed and supported 50 young people! We first launched 3:11, with our one house and our tiny budget of only $11,000. We never imagined that less than a decade later we would have had the privilege of helping 50 young people into housing, build community, and find stability.
Beyond the 50 young people we have housed, there is a larger community of people that is supported. We have noticed that many of our young people, as they become stable, support others in their community. They do this financially, with housing, and by making connections (often to or through 3:11). By talking with mentors and alumni we estimate that the cumulative impact has been over 180 people. 180 people who have been supported and impacted by 3:11. 180 people who, through community find more stability than they knew before. 180 people realizing what happens, and how we can all benefit when we believe in, invest in, and trust the young people in our community. True interdependence in action.