Sasha Bruce

Our Results

Safe Homes

Olaiya’s Cradle

In February 2016, the teen mom’s program provided stable housing to 4 teen mothers with one exiting due to family reunification.



From 2015 to 2016, 100% exited to stable housing including 27% moving on to college in addition to 71% exiting with a stable income. Currently 87% of ILP residents are enrolled in a GED program, vocational program or high school and 50% are employed.



From 2015-2016, PHP served 13 families with only 23% of the heads of households employed at the time of entering. By January 2016, 54% of the heads of households were employed.



Since entering the program, there has been a 22% increase in educational attainment (high school graduation) and/or vocational licensure (home health aide) in addition to employment status by the heads of households.



From March 2015 to March 2016, 89% exited to stable housing and 100% exited with an income. 67% entered without high school diploma or GED and upon exit, 33% had graduated from high school, 22% enrolled in a GED program and 11% were enrolled in high school.

Of the participants currently in the program, 63% have obtained their GED or high school diploma and are now in college and vocational programming; 25% are in high school; and 12.5% are preparing to take GED. Of the current residents, 50% are gainfully employed, 25% are actively interviewing and the remaining 25% are unable to work because of school commitments.



From August 2015 through January 2016, 102 youth were enrolled into the program with more than 50% being reunited with family and 20% being connected to extended services.


Bruce House 

In 2015, 89% exited to stable housing; 87% being reunited with family; and 5% finding placement in transitional programs.


Promise Place 

Between March 2015 and March 2016, of the residents who had an expressed goal of reuniting with their family, 88% did so successfully. While at Promise Place, 100% were either enrolled in high school or GED program and upon exit, 26% of the residents either graduated high school, attained their GED, enrolled into college, enrolled in the military, or completed a vocational training program.

Life Skills

DC Prevention Center (DCPC)

In 2015, the Prevention Center provided technical assistance trainings to over 1,500 youth and 2,200 young adults, equipping them with improved life skills to facilitate and nurture career development. DCPC provided prevention services to 3,250 youth and 2,100 adults in 2015, equipping them with critical life skills essential to fostering positive change, immediately impacting the individual and strengthening the family/community eco-system. DCPC also built a youth prevention leadership corps, reinforced with specialized leadership training, empowering these youth to become vital change agents in their community and positive influences amongst their peers.


Street Outreach

Between Sept. 2015 and Feb. 2016, the SBY Street Outreach program connected with more than 350 young people. Of those, 248 received an immediate form of critical survival aid and 52 engaged in extended services that addressed immediate housing concerns in addition to alternative living arrangements – emergency shelter and transitional housing, employment, and medical care.



From Dec. 2015 through Feb. 2016, 109 registered participants engaged in activities offered at Randall with an additional 50 community residents accessing the group space for professional development trainings and recruitment.



Over the past 10 months, P.O.W.E.R. provided HIV testing, counseling and referral services to over 300 youth under the age of 19. Among these critical services, 100% of newly identified HIV-positive clients have been connected to care and services.  In addition to providing 40 sexual health and wellness groups to over 200 unduplicated youth, the SBY P.O.W.E.R. program engages in life skills-building efforts through training and hiring young people and developing youth volunteers.


Teen Outreach Program (TOP)

By the completion of year five of implementation, TOP served over 550 students at four sites, providing evidence-based youth development approaches that strives to promote core life skills in youth; ensuring teens felt physically and emotionally safe; improve academic success; prevent teen pregnancy and improve decision-making abilities; reduce student absences and dropout rates and increase student engagement.


Drop In Center

From December 2015 through February 2016, the Drop In Center was in the planning stage, but served at least 40 youth and provided outreach to over 120 youth.

Workforce & Education

Youth Educated

73% of young people who enrolled as trainees in our workforce development program in 2015 earned a General Equivalency Diploma or a Certification in the construction trades.  Over the past 6 years, not a single trainee dropped out of the program.


Building Ready-to-Work Workers

All of the young people who enroll in our workforce development program are unemployed and have not completed high school.  66% of enrollees in 2015 were placed in a job by our dedicated staff.