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40 years of connecting youth to safe homes, educational and workforce opportunities

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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 marked our Ruby Anniversary. Over 40 decades, we've reunited over 13,000 homeless youth with strengthened families.

Click on the photo to to see our new music video featuring our POWER Program Peer Educators and other DC youth spreading the word about the importance of getting tested for HIV.

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  • A First Stop

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    Homeless individuals who are deemed “chronically homeless” have priority access to shelter and permanent housing. But young people who are on the street—or in danger of losing a roof over their heads—don’t usually meet the definition of “chronically homeless.”

  • Strategic Plan Unveiled

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    Sasha Bruce Youthwork Board and Staff are proud to unveil our first-ever strategic plan.

  • Daily News: “Trauma impairing children’s education”

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    A newly released report covered by the Washington Post, details the educational challenges faced by children who have experienced trauma. How should DC schools be equipped to handle these challenges? Read on to learn more.

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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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