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Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY) meets the urgent needs of at-risk youth and their families in Washington, DC. www.sashabruce.org #HomesNotStreets
SBY's mission is to improve the lives of runaway, homeless, abused and neglected and at-risk youth and their families in the Washington area.
We achieve this by providing shelter, counseling, life skills training, and positive youth development activities to approximately 1,500 youth and 5,000 family members annually. SBY seeks to support and empower vulnerable young people and families. As well as being family-focused, our approach is competency-based: our counselors are trained not to diagnose pathologies, but to identify and build on the strengths of each young person and/or family.
24 hour hotline: 202.547.7777
Our programs include shelters, community outreach and prevention projects:
Sasha Bruce House - Emergency shelter for runaway youth.
Chloe House- A staff secure residence and counseling as an alternative to detention for teenage females.
Independent Living Program - Supervised, apartment-style housng for 16-18 year olds. Services include Life Skills sessions, counseling, case management, etc.
Transitional Living Program - Apartment-style housing for 18-21 year olds. Services include counseling and case management.
Transitional Housing Program- Offers service-enriched apartment style living for families exiting emergency shelters.
Olaiya’s Cradle - An independent living and parenting program for homeless young mothers (ages 18-21) and their children.
Teen Mothers Program - A shelter for teenage mothers (ages 13-18) and their babies.
DC BOSS- Provides youth and families the opportunity to participate in work readiness workshops, cooking and nutrition groups, financial literacy groups, and college tours.
Family Preservation Program - Emergency respite and ongoing family counseling for youth and families.
Intensive Third Party Monitoring - Case management for youth committed to the justice system.
Zocalo Outreach - Home-based counseling to families in crisis, and street outreach to homeless and runaway youth.
Teen Outreach Program (TOP)- Provides Ballou High School students with sexual health counseling, case management services, community service opportunities, and career exploration events all geared towards preventing teen pregnancy.
YouthLed and 21st Century Learning Center - The main provider of after-school programming at Ballou High School.
POWER - A sexual health and wellness program that focuses on creating awareness of safe sex practices and the importance of HIV testing.
Richardson Youth Center- Based in Ward 7's Marshall Heights neighborhood, this program offers a myriad of programming activities including tutoring, workforce developme