Stories of Hope
Pete’s Gratitude for Second, Third Chances
A Thanksgiving Story from a Drop-In Center Client told by Pam, SBY Staff Before we began to eat, I asked for someone to bless the food as I do each year. Prayer doesn’t always come easy for so many of our youth. They are sometimes angry at God....sometimes don’t...
We Deserve Access to Quality Mental Health
The following post was presented by the author as testimony during the 2022 DC Department of Human Services budget hearings. The text format has been modified for online viewing. Good afternoon members of the Council: First, I want to thank you for the opportunity to...
Christina, Youth Advocate
Christina, a bright college student, never imagined she would ever experience homelessness. But when her mother was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer, things quickly changed. Her mom got sicker and could not work. The medical bills began to pile up and they...
My work as POWER peer health educator with Sasha Bruce made me interested in the medical field.
A Diamond in the Rough
They helped restore my world of peace and joy and help me clear my mind of overwhelming stress and anxiety. Today, I feel restored.
Steven – in his own words
The REACH staff provided me with the support and the encouragement that I needed in spite of me at time resisting the help.
Joy rather than conflict
The family set goals of improving their communication, reducing conflict in the home, and Deon had an individual goal to gain employment.
She’s proof that taking enough small steps in the right direction can lead to big change.