Sasha Bruce

Ruby’s Story

When Ruby first contacted ILP she was 16 and recovering from a crack cocaine addiction, after a childhood spent in homeless shelters and on the streets. Now, at 30, she is married with two children, has a steady and rewarding government job and owns her own home. “The...

Faith

My name is Faith. I am a recent graduate of Sasha Bruce Youthwork’s Transitional Living Program. Before I knew about Sasha Bruce Youthwork, I thought that my life had no purpose or meaning. I didn’t really care about my future. I wasn’t in school, didn’t have a job...

Alicia

I am Alicia. This is my story of change, adjustment, and a brighter future. Learning how to transition from adolescence to adulthood is a pivotal point for every person. When you add more troubles than necessary, like an unstable family, poverty or homelessness, many...

A Rite of Passage

Staff at our Kindred Connections Program recently became involved with a family with four children who needed a place to live. They were staying with a grandparent. However, they had received several ultimatums about needing to move out. The last straw was when their...

Jaleesa

My name is Jaleesa. I am a 16-year old woman residing in the Sasha Bruce Youthwork Independent Living Program. This is my story. Prior to coming to Sasha Bruce, I was a stressed and uncontrollable adolescent. I lived from place to place. The dreams I once had...