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Homeless youth reunited with strengthened families.



of youth exiting our transitional
living program had a diploma, GED
or enrolled in college.



of youth in our workforce development
program had jobs and stayed employed at
our six-month follow-up.

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. Sasha Bruce provides shelters and workforce development workshops to underserved and homeless youth in the Washington DC metropolitan area. With... read more

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. To access the report, see below or click here. Partnering with Sasha Bruce is easier than ever!... read more

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 dreams. Faison sat in a classroom located... read more

Pillars of Opportunity

Safe Homes

SBY operates multiple residential facilities, all of which offer counseling and classes that can lead young people back to a more stable and supportive family situation, or on a path to independence and self-sufficiency.

Life Skills

SBY builds young people’s life skills by focusing on communication, daily living, work/study skills, home life, self-care, social relationships, and housing/money management. Community engagement to promote stable families, parenting education, and health and wellness education are important aspects of our life skills development programming.

Workforce & Education

SBY provides tangible educational and workforce development opportunities including mentoring, academic support, vocational training, career planning and job placement to help young people stay focused on the future.

“For over 40 years, our professional staff has used comprehensive, competency-based approaches to offer youth and their families shelter, counseling, life skills and positive development experiences.”

Stories of Hope

Vernon’s Story

“Without Sasha Bruce Independent Living Program, I’d be homeless. Sasha Bruce has given me the first pillow in almost two years to lay my head on.”


SBY Celebrates 40 Years

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


Maria Strives to Give Back

“Maria’s hope is to become a counselor one day so that she can help others to learn from her own life experiences.”


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