Sasha Bruce

The Washington Post’s John Kelly has told the stories of countless Sasha Bruce youth and staff for the winters of 2014 and 2015. Learn more below, or join us to end youth homelessness by donating here.

Read Sasha Bruce youth stories below, and learn more about what makes our safe places so effective—and life-changing.

Darryl Lane was homeless until he found Sasha Bruce—and decided to pursue his dream of becoming a professional boxer.

Samaria Holton found herself in an unstable situation, and found support through the staff at SBY.

Markel Jackson escaped a dangerous life, and found safety and stability at Sasha Bruce.

Selena Best wasn’t able to finish any task she started—until she graduated high school, and found support at one of Sasha Bruce’s programs.

Pam Lieber, Drop-In Center Director, gives youth on the street a place to find the resources they need, and a place to find community.

DeShawn McMillan came to Sasha Bruce as a young person in need—now she works for Sasha Bruce and affords them the same opportunity of safety, that she had.

Dan Davis, Outreach Director, drives around the streets of DC and offers youth in need an open ear—and the chance to better their situations.

Jasmine Williams faced battles, and fought back.

Charmia Carolina is an SBY youth that saw opportunity—and decided to create a better future for both her, and her daughters.

Youthbuild Students use resources and workforce development training to earn jobs, and create a brighter future.

Deborah Shore, Founder and Executive Director, began Sasha Bruce Youthwork in 1974—and has been working to end youth homelessness ever since.

Tiyshara Williams came to the Bruce House at age 15, and found safety.