Sasha Bruce

Bruce Empowerment Zone

A Drop-In Center serving youth in Prince George's County

Experiencing homelessness can be hard and overwhelming, but you don’t have to face this alone. We are here to help. At the Bruce Empowerment Zone, you will find a caring home with staff ready to help. 

Take a look at some of the services available to you.


J.E. Howard Community Center
4400 Shell Street
Capitol Heights, MD

The Center is a half-mile walk from the Southern Ave/Torque St bus stop, serving WMATA routes F14 to New Carrollton Station, S35 to Fort Dupont, S35 to Bradbury Heights, V7 to Minnesota Ave Station, and W4 to Deanwood Station. It is also a 0.7 mile walk from the Marlboro Pike/Glacier Ave stop serving route 24 on “The Bus.”


Tuesday & Thursday
1pm – 4:00pm

Contact Us

Rob Bell

Eddy Ameen

(240) 320-5278

Are you in need of emergency support?
Call the Sasha Bruce 24-Hour Emergency Hotline at (202) 547-7777

Basic Needs

  • Blankets
  • Hygiene kits, 
  • Winter gear
  • Packaged snacks & lunches
  • Bus/Metro passes, 

Additional Support

No matter your need, we are here to help.

  • Counseling and case management
  • Legal help,
  • Job search support
  • Housing support
  • School enrollment support
  • Assistance obtaining public benefits and records