End Youth Homelessness

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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. For over four decades, we've reunited more than 13,000 homeless youth with strengthened families. Join us to End Youth Homelessness! #HomesNotStreets

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  • End Youth Homelessness with SBY


    After celebrating at our 2016 Sasha Bruce Benefit, we are renewing our commitment in the fight to end youth homelessness.

  • 2015 Annual Report Released!


    In 2015, Sasha Bruce Youthwork celebrated over 40 years of service to the youth and families of the Washington DC area. See our Annual Report brief for 2015, just released.

  • Frankie Faison Visits SBY Workforce


    Actor Frankie Faison, known for his work in such films as Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, White Chicks, as well as The Wire, visited Sasha Bruce Youthbuild students last week to share knowledge, and inspiration for their own…

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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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