Sasha Bruce

Contact: Jim Beck, 202-675-9340, jbeck@sashabruce.org

At the April 25th Annual Benefit to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 28, 2018) — Sasha Bruce Youthwork will recognize The Honorable Susan M. Collins, US Senator for Maine, at its Annual Benefit to End Youth Homelessness on April 25th at the District Winery.

Senator Collins will be honored for her years of dedication to the youth of the country. As current chair of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Collins has made it her goal to address chronic homelessness, particularly the needs of homeless youth. Last week, she reintroduced a bipartisan bill to bill to combat youth homelessness and trafficking. The Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (RHYTPA), which is also sponsored by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and cosponsored by Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), would reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act programs and continue authority for grants to communities across the nation to prevent and respond to youth and young adult homelessness.

The Sasha Bruce Youthwork Benefit To Prevent & End Youth Homelessness will also celebrate the individuals and institutions promoting safety and shelter for young people. “This celebration will mark another milestone—every young person deserves safety, and opportunity, and on this night, we will rededicate our commitment to that mission,” said Debby Shore, Executive Director and Founder of Sasha Bruce Youthwork.

A performance from the Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir will be complemented by speeches from Mayor Muriel Bowser, and Sasha Bruce Youth Ambassadors. As we celebrate those who have made it a priority to offer safety and shelter in the DMV, we are excited to press forward with new opportunities and innovations, and to provide the youth with care, compassion, and safety.

For more information about the Benefit, visit https://one.bidpal.net/sby2018/custom/custom3.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork is one of the largest and most experienced providers of services to youth in Washington, DC. Its work helps young people find safe homes, achieve necessary life skills, and open doors for workforce and educational training. For more information, visit sashabruce.org.

The Honorable Susan M. Collins ranks 15th in Senate seniority and is the most senior Republican woman. She chairs the Senate Aging Committee and the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and also serves on the Intelligence Committee as well as the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Senator Collins has been ranked the most bipartisan member of the U.S. Senate by the Lugar Center and Georgetown University for the past four consecutive years.