End Youth Homelessness

On April 19, 2016, join us in the fight to end youth homelessness in The Nation's Capital.

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Stable Families

A safe family environment is critical to our holistic approach to providing services to DC youth.

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Healthy lives

Young people who are educated about their health are less likely to engage in dangerous and unhealthy behavior.

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Building Opportunities

Youth development programs and mentoring are proven practices that help young people stay healthy and focused on their future.

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Tomorrow’s Leaders

We believe that youth who have the opportunity and guidance to help them change their lives can become tomorrow's leaders.

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Celebrate SBY in 2016!

Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY) improves the lives of homeless, runaway, abused and neglected youth and their families in the Washington DC area. This year we celebrate 41 years of service with our 2016 Sasha Bruce Benefit. For over four decades, we've reunited more than 13,000 homeless youth with strengthened families.

Click to see details about Sponsorships and Tickets, or to register guests for the event featuring Ryan Conner from NBC's Last Comic Standing, who will headline our April celebration.

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  • A “Helping Hand” During Winter

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    The Washington Post’s John Kelly has told the stories of countless Sasha Bruce youth and staff for the winters of 2014 and 2015. Learn more below, or join us to end youth homelessness by donating here.

  • 2015: A Year in Review

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    Many, many thanks to our loyal supporters…you have made a real difference in the lives of homeless and disconnected youth! As we wave good-bye to 2015, let us take a moment to review some of Sasha Bruce Youthwork’s many accomplishments…

  • SBY in the Post! Samaria Holton

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    As a part of the Washington Post Helping Hands giving initiative, Sasha Bruce stories are being featured this winter! Read and share this week’s story.

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Our Results

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  • Shelter from the cold

    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.

  • Marcus’ story

    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.

  • DeShay calls for affordable housing

    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.

  • Diana’s Story

    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.

  • Jennifer’s Journey

    Our POWER Program has tested more than 1,000 people for HIV and more than 220 people for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.

  • Lamont’s Dream

    Of the 127 gang-involved youth involved in SBY’s Southwest Development Initiative, 92% averted re-entering the Justice system.

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