Sasha Bruce

Joy rather than conflict

When Deon (21 years old) was brought up at a shared provider meeting to discuss whether he should be placed in a housing program, his previous provider mentioned that he is currently living with his family.  They were seriously struggling to make ends meet, the family...

Eboney’s Story

Eboney Matthews didn’t waste any time when the man on the phone said a two-bedroom apartment had just become available. “I’m on my way,” she said, before hustling over to the apartment. That’s where we’re sitting now, in a tidy flat on the top floor of a low-rise...

Dae’Janae Day’s Story

My name is Dae’Janae Day,  I am an upcoming graduate at the University of Maryland- Eastern Shore and I am a current resident at Sasha Bruce’s Promise Place in Prince George’s County. During my first two years of high school, my Grandmother was my inspiration to push...

Our vision for workforce preparation

Homelessness is steadily increasing in the nation’s capital. Each year there are fewer affordable places to live, while the amount of safe, decent shelter for young people and working families does not keep pace with demand.  Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY) operates...

Tragedy in our community

Sasha Bruce staff and volunteers have been offering positive youth development activities in the Clay Terrace neighborhood for many years.  Our Richardson Youth Drop-in Center has been a beacon of hope, and we have had a busy summer with young people and families.  We...