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Sasha Bruce

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

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...
Selena’s Story: A Call to Persevere

Selena’s Story: A Call to Persevere

(via Washington Post article by John Kelly) Selena Best learned long ago that if she wanted to be taken care of, she’d better do it herself. Selena is from the District. She was about 4 years old when she and her older sister were taken from their mother, who had...
Danielle’s Story

Danielle’s Story

Hi, my name is Danielle. I am 19 years old and I live in the Sasha Bruce Transitional Living Program, also known as TLP. I hope you all don’t mind, but I’ll tell you all a little of how I came to be where I am right now. For a very long time I’ve had to deal with...

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...

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...