Sasha Bruce

Steven – in his own words

My name is Steven and I am 17 years old; my first high was when I was 12.  I did not go anywhere without a hit or a pill being popped. I never want to stop cause I remember why I started.  I hurry to the next thing to numb me for my mother is so frustrated with me and...

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...