Sasha Bruce

Contact: Deborah Shore, 202-437-5584, dshore@sashabruce.org


WASHINGTON (November 15, 2017) — Sasha Bruce Youthwork leads the campaign to prevent youth homelessness in the nation’s capital.  Many of the venerable organization’s strategies are corroborated by the findings in today’s national survey of unaccompanied youth and young adults, published by Chapin Hall.

Read the ground-breaking Voices of Youth Count national brief at http://bit.ly/2mlXx7B.

For information about the risk factors for young people in Washington DC – and Sasha Bruce’s approach to identifying and engaging young people before traumatic street experiences disrupt pathways to self-reliance and health – contact its founder and executive director Deborah Shore at 202.437.5584 or dshore@sashabruce.org.

“The young people we serve are not just the visible homeless.  We’ve long been aware of the prevalence and extreme risks associated with ‘couch surfing’ for instance,” said Shore.  “But sadly, too few elected and appointed officials share our recognition of the extreme vulnerability for young people who experience this–and other–less-obvious forms of homelessness.  We cannot rely on the federal government alone. This study should be a red flag for organizing our communities.”

For more information about the study’s implications on a national level, contact Matthew Morton, the study’s lead researcher at mmorton@chapinhall.org.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY) is one of the largest and most experienced providers of services to youth in Washington, DC.  SBY’s work helps young people find safe homes, achieve and maintain good health and mental health, create and strengthen supportive and stable families, explore opportunities in education and careers, and become tomorrow’s leaders. For more information, visit www.sashabruce.org