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FAMILIES STABILIZED
87%

of Sasha Bruce House youth were reunited with strengthened families.

YOUTH EDUCATED
3250

of youth were equipped with prevention services and critical life skills.

YOUTH EMPLOYED
100%

of youth exited our independent living program with a good-paying job.

A credible messenger

Young people in the District’s Richardson Dwellings public housing project can count on our very-own Bradley Holmes for inspiration every day.  ““I came from the same environment these children came from…”  Check out John Kelly’s... read more

POWER in the news

POWER is a cutting-edge program to promote positive health outcomes among young people at highest risk for communicable diseases and pregnancy.  Check out the Post’s John Kelly’s column featuring our staff and approach.    ... 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.” CONTINUE »

From Youth-Led to College

Read about one youth’s journey to Penn State University. CONTINUE »

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.” CONTINUE »


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