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of Sasha Bruce House youth were reunited with strengthened families.


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


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

SBY Continues Legacy by Opening New Drop in Center

Sasha Bruce Youthwork was founded 42 years ago as a street outreach project and drop-in center.  Since then, we’ve developed an unparalleled continuum of care for homeless and disconnected youth and their families. Shelters and safe homes, as well as our life skills... read more

Join Us for #YouthDayDC Saturday July 30, 2016

#‎YouthDayDC‬ will be held at HD Woodson Senior High School on Saturday, July 30th from 10:00AM-1:00PM. Youth Day is an opportunity for youth, families, and leaders to celebrate life, growth, and community! Special celebrity guests and powerful community leaders will... 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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