Monday nights in the district are special to our young people, staff and members of the First Congregational United Church of Christ. Sasha Bruce Youthwork, the Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District (BID) and the First Congregational United Church of Christ came together to open a drop-in center where homeless youth can stay for a few hours, receive necessities, and connect with both resources and peers every Monday Night. Street Sense Media recently featured the Downtown Drop In Center, click Here to read the entire article.

The center, centrally located in Gallery Place, provides youth with a temporary safe space while offering resources if wanted. Rev. James Ross, of First Church stated, “Beyond the games, beyond the movies, giving people a sense that there’s a place where they belong, reminding people that someone cares about them, I think that’s what’s most important.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork is committed to continuing partnerships to further our mission to improve the lives of at-risk, homeless, runaway and neglected youth in the District.

To learn more about you can support our Drop In Center or any other Sasha Bruce Youthwork Programs, please contact James Beck, Vice President of Planning, Development and Evaluation at jbeck@sashabruce.org.

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