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