Sasha Bruce

Stories of Hope

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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A Client’s Congressional Testimony

On June 19, 2007, DeCario Whitfield of our YouthBuild Program testified before the US Congress Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. My name is DeCario Whitfield. I am 19 years old and I am a student enrolled in the...

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Carol

My name is Carol and I’ve been a resident at Sasha Bruce’s Transitional Living Program for eight months now. Before I came here, I did not have a GED or diploma or a job. I was involved in an unhealthy relationship, and was addicted to drugs. My family had even turned...

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Stuart

Stuart left home after his mother lost her job. “That’s when I branched off,” he explained. “In my mind, I thought let me take some load off her, give her one less mouth to feed. I was staying with cousins and close friends. I didn’t have no stable housing for two or...

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