Sasha Bruce

Keyla’s Story

I am the oldest of six.  The six of us had always lived alone with our Dad in Maryland, just outside of Washington D.C. near the Suitland Parkway.  Unfortunately, my Dad lost his job.  My family moved out of our apartment into the attic of a family friend for about a...

A Diamond in the Rough

I WAS ON THE VERGE OF BEING HOMELESS.  It was 2015, I was 23 years old– my feelings were hurt.  I was feeling lost. I couldn’t believe that I was on the verge of being HOMELESS.  Since 1992, the year that I was born, I had always had a place to call home.  I...

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...