Rebekah and Savion Sanford, founding mentors, began in October 2017. Savion and Rebekah were drawn to 3:11 because of their passion for walking alongside youth in any life situation. They approach mentoring with empathy and care, recognizing the multiple types of trauma young people have experienced. Savion works to end food insecurity in Grand Rapids and Rebekah is a freelance writer. Youth in their home have built deep and real relationships navigated conflict resolution and pursued education and career goals.
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Launched in 2017
The third 3:11 house to be launched.
Space for 3 Youth
Each youth has their own room.
Rebekah & Savion Sanford
Living in community has reinforced the life-long lesson of the importance of vulnerability. We’ve seen that it takes a whole community to help someone struggling in poverty.
Savion SanfordHouse Mentor
The best part about 3:11 is the house mentors!
We believe home should be a place to ‘press pause’ on all the demands, pressures, and business of being an adult. Therefore, we try to facilitate our home to be a place of rest and nourishment.
Rebekah SanfordHouse Mentor
Our youth have really taught me how to embrace being myself and in our neighborhood.
Each week, youth and mentors gather for a family meal. This is a time for celebrating successes, working through concerns, and sharing life together. If cooking is your gifting and you’re interested in providing meals please let us know!
Every young person who moves into a 3:11 house receives a mattress of their own and can take that mattress with them when they move out. This includes a full-size mattress, a full-size boxspring, a full-size bed frame, and delivery.
Whenever a new youth moves into a 3:11 home, they receive a welcome basket full of essential items like sheets and hygiene products.