Celebrate Forty Years

This year we celebrate 40 years of connecting youth to opportunities at Sasha Bruce Youthwork.

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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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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.

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  • Looking for housing?

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    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.

  • Report on homelessness in DC area

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    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…

  • Photos of our 40th Anniversary Celebration

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    Check out a sampling of photos marking our 40th Anniversary.

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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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