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  • Shelter from the cold

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    I just want to be with my dad.

  • A YouthBuild Graduate Asks for Support

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    It isn’t every day that you are given a second chance at life, but when that…

  • Vernon’s story

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    Without Sasha Bruce Independent Living Program, I’d be homeless. Sasha Bruce has given me the first pillow in almost two years…

  • Marcus’ story

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    …no one wanted anything to do with me. Sasha Bruce was different. Ms. Vicki and Ms. Gina always…

  • DeShay calls for affordable housing

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    Without this program taking me in, I would be homeless.

  • Daniel Celebrates Son’s Birthday and Hope for a New Future

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    I’ve got to make something happen not for my sake but the sake of my son.

  • Maria Strives to Give Back

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    Maria’s hope is to become a counselor one day so that she can help others to…

  • James Graduates this Week!

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    James will graduate from his Workforce Development Program this week!

  • Theresa Loves Photography and Poetry

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    I plan on going back to school soon to build a career in Photojournalism. I love to…

  • Rhonda Grows as a Mother

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    I see myself growing as a mother and increasing my understanding of being independent through the life skills and…

  • Lessons Learned in YouthLed

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    I began to enjoy talking and participating in community events such as planting trees at Richardson Dwellings neighborhood complex, Global…

  • Khloe Joins Teen Mothers

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    Khloe loves the arts and plans to pursue a post-secondary education.

  • Amanda’s Story

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    Amanda plans to graduate high school in 2013 and dreams of attending college outside of D.C.

  • Diana’s Story

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    Diana called the Zocalo Outreach Program because she was concerned about her two daughters. They were sexually promiscuous, acting out, skipping…

  • Jennifer’s Journey

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    Prior to joining our after-school program, “Jennifer” lived in our Sasha Bruce House crisis shelter. She was admitted into the shelter due…

  • Lamont’s Dream

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    “My name is Lamont and I am thankful to how Sasha Bruce has transformed my life…

  • Jasmine is College Bound

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    “One year ago I was at a standstill in my life. I had dropped out of school,…

  • Not a moment too soon - Lynne’s Story

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    “Not three months ago my life was a living hell. I was living in constant fear and…

  • YouthBuild Providing Concrete Workforce Development

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    “My journey of homelessness started when I was 14 years old. Now that I have been accepted to…

  • Tim’s Story

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    The people at Sasha Bruce Youthwork help me see things differently.

  • Jason Makes a Difference at Ballou

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    Jason refuses to stand idly by when others are made to feel uncomfortable or oppressed and he greets everyone…

  • Khadiijah Finds Housing

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    My name is Khadiijah Johnson and I have been in counseling at Zocalo Outreach for over one…

  • Tracy’s Story - Growth Through Independence

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    Tracy is sixteen years old. Working with the staff of our Zocalo Program, she transitioned from an unsustainable, unsafe…

  • Levi Thompson

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    Levi Thompson is a Senior at Anacostia High School In Ward 8 and a Peer Leader of…

  • From Youth-Led to College

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    Being in Youth-Led helps you grow as a person because it is a student-based program.

  • Kayla

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    Kayla came to us in 2008 due to living with a mother who used and abused drugs.

  • Rasheeda

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    Rasheeda, a single mother of one, came to us in 2008 after living in a series of…

  • A Martin Luther King Jr. Speech

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    My life began to change, and in one year, I graduated from high school an honor roll…

  • From SBY to the Mayor’s Office

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    Eve Colberg, 16, is a current resident of Sasha Bruce’s Independent Living Program, a residential facility for homeless teens. Colberg currently works…

  • A Speech at the British Embassy

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    Anthony Ross is the winner of Sasha Bruce’s 2009 College Scholarship Competition. He relayed his remarkable journey from homelessness to a…

  • Unexpected Charity

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    Sometimes the best gifts are those you have not anticipated. Case in point is this note from Reverend Archene…

  • From History Class to New York City

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    Alberta Jones of SBY’s YouthBuild Program recounts her experience on our recent field trip to study US immigration history…

  • Meeting Barack Obama

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    My experience meeting Barack Obama was a once in a life time opportunity. He is an intelligent and…

  • Jeanette

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    I am Jeanette Williams, a 17 year old resident of the Independent Living Program (ILP) within Sasha Bruce…

  • Stuart

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    Stuart left home after his mother lost her job.

  • Carol

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    My name is Carol and I’ve been a resident at Sasha Bruce’s Transitional Living Program for eight months now.

  • A Client’s Congressional Testimony

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    On June 19, 2007, DeCario Whitfield of our YouthBuild Program testified before the US Congress Subcommittee on Income Security and Family…

  • Jaleesa

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    My name is Jaleesa. I am a 16-year old woman residing in the Sasha Bruce Youthwork Independent Living Program.…

  • A Rite of Passage

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    Staff at our Kindred Connections Program recently became involved with a family with four children who needed a place to live.…

  • Alicia

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    I am Alicia. This is my story of change, adjustment, and a brighter future.

  • Faith

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    My name is Faith. I am a recent graduate of Sasha Bruce Youthwork’s Transitional Living Program.

  • Ruby’s Story

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    When Ruby first contacted ILP she was 16 and recovering from a crack cocaine addiction, after a childhood…

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