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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.

Job skills panel discussion for youth

On Monday, June 27, Detroit-based design brand, watchmaker and leather goods manufacturer Shinola will join Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY) to host a special job skills panel discussion at the Shinola D.C. flagship store. D.C. Deputy Mayor Brian T. Kenner will moderate... read more

Selena’s Story: A Call to Persevere

(via Washington Post article by John Kelly) Selena Best learned long ago that if she wanted to be taken care of, she’d better do it herself. Selena is from the District. She was about 4 years old when she and her older sister were taken from their mother, who had... 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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