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Celebrating 40 Years
Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY) improves the lives of homeless, runaway, abused and neglected youth and their families in the Washington DC area. This year marks our Ruby Anniversary. In our 40 years, we've reunited over 13,000 homeless youth with strengthened families. Help us continue this life-saving work by volunteering or donating. Click on the video to the right for the story of Charmia Carolina - in her own words.
No young person should be living on the streets. So we’ve created a new, no-threshold program – First Stop – where we will help any person 24 years of age or younger to find housing opportunities.
Each year, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments has “counted” the number of homeless people in the DC area on one point-in-time. The 2015 report is hot off the press. What is the current condition – and the report’s…
Check out a sampling of photos marking our 40th Anniversary.
The Sasha Bruce House, the only youth-specific shelter in the nation’s capital, provides emergency respite and family reunification for over 200 homeless youth each year.
SBY’s YouthBuild Program serves young people who have dropped out of high school. 87% of graduates last year secured and retained living wage jobs or were admitted to post-secondary schools.
75% of the youth entering SBY’s Transitional Living Program during the past 5 years had dropped out of school. 77% of those had a diploma, GED or were enrolled in college at exit.
80% of the Family Preservation Program’s parents agreed that the program helped their children improve family relationships and 82% of those children had no further involvement with the welfare agency in 2011.
Our POWER Program has tested more than 1,000 people for HIV and more than 220 people for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.
Of the 127 gang-involved youth involved in SBY’s Southwest Development Initiative, 92% averted re-entering the Justice system.