Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc. Overview
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District of Columbia 20003
Target demographics: At-risk youth ages 12 - 24 in the Washington, DC area.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,500 youth and 5,00 family members per year.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: tutor a student, or help prepare a group of youth for the job-search process.
Programs: SBY provides services to 1,500 young people and 5,000 family members through the l4 programs we operate. The services include: emergency shelter for approximately 250 runaway and homeless youth per year at Sasha Bruce House; home-based counseling to at-risk youth and families at Zocalo Outreach; three Independent Living Programs providing youth with supportive, apartment-based living to help them transition to self-sufficiency; a group home for teen mothers in the foster care system and an independent living program for homeless young mothers, both providing support toward self-sufficiency and parenting skills training; two programs that work with youth involved in the court system -- one that provides intensive services as an alternative to prosecution, and one that offers a structured home-like environment instead of detention; Families Ties, which supports parents with HIV/AIDS develop plans for their children; SAFAH, which provides housing assistance and counseling to homeless families transitioning into permanent housing; Youthbuild, which provides academic training toward a GED and training in carpentry skills for youth who have left school; AIDS Prevention Services, offering information and support on how to be safe and healthy to youth on the streets and at all other SBY programs; and substance abuse services.
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