- We reunify families: 18 homeless youth were admitted to our new Family Strengthening Program during its first six months. Of those discharged, 86% remain unified in their homes.
- We offer trauma-informed care and we promote safe homes: 124 youth found emergency shelter at Bruce House last year. 89% of those youth were reunited with strengthened families or were referred successfully to permanent or transitional housing. Also, 100% of homeless youth admitted to our RE*Generation House last year exited to stable or permanent housing.
- We promote self-sufficiency: Case Managers at our Drop-in Center placed 28 homeless youth in our transitional housing programs in the past year. So far, 10 have moved on and now rent their own apartments. Also, 88% of the 17 formerly homeless youth who exited our transitional or independent living programs have increased their income.
- We provide life-saving harm reduction services: Our Barracks Row Drop-in Center has had 16,577 visits during the past year, serving an average of 113 homeless youth each month. Our Drop-in Centers are an immediate alternative to the dangers of life on the streets.
- We are involved in innovative community partnerships: With the support of the Downtown Business Improvement District, more than 400 homeless youth have been offered respite, food, mental health and employment services by volunteers at our Drop-in Center at First Congregational United Church of Christ.
- We foster life skills: 252 life skills groups have been conducted at our Barracks Row Drop-in Center.
- We address immediate needs: 142 sessions of trauma-informed group therapy at our Drop-in Center on Barracks Row in the past year.
Workforce & Education
- We support educational achievements: Sasha Bruce staff have helped 72 youth enroll in undergraduate degree programs and we’ve guided 6 young people interested in higher education through the college admissions process this year.
- We prepare youth for in-demand careers: 6 young people in our Workforce Development Program learned valuable construction skills while they renovated our Independent Living Program house creating 4 new apartments for homeless youth.