Sasha Bruce Youthwork

Office Hours (9am-5pm, M-F)
Specific Hours/Days: Mon - Fri 8 am to 8 pm; Referral Process: parent, legal guardian, social worker
741 8th St SE, Washington DC, 20003
Accepts medicaid

States where the organization has representation or a license to practice law

  • Washington, D.C.


Sasha Bruce Youthwork is one of the largest and most experienced providers of services to youth in Washington, DC. Sasha Bruce helps young people find safe homes, achieve and maintain good physical and mental health, create and strengthen supportive and stable families, and explore opportunities in education and careers.

Location(s) of the organization

  • Washington, D.C.

Type of Organization

  • 24 Hour Services (Includes emergency & crisis services)
  • Case Management
  • Shelter/Housing
Drop In Center survival services

Specialized Competency

  • Runaway/Homeless Youth
The intent and purpose of the Sasha Bruce Youthwork Drop In Center is to provide a safe environment for homeless and at-risk youth to meet their basic human needs; access one-on-one counseling and case management to begin to stabilize their lives; connect with housing, employment and educational resources; and increase their support network - all within a trauma-informed environment that provides a consistent atmosphere of acceptance and hope.

Target Populations and Restrictions

Populations Served

Domestic, Foreign

Language Capabilites


Target Populations


  • Serve all genders


  • Serve all genders

Service Restrictions

Other: Serves youth age 14-24

Direct Victim Services

Basic Necessities

  • Emergency/Crisis response
  • Family reunification
  • Identity or government documents
  • Personal items (includes material goods or support to obtain goods including food, clothing, toiletries, housing supplies)
  • Safety planning

Medical and Dental Services

  • Sexual/reproductive health education

Education Services

  • Financial literacy
  • GED preparation
  • Health education
  • Life skills training (includes managing personal finances, self-care, and programs that help clients achieve self-sufficiency)
  • School enrollment

Housing Services

  • Housing advocacy (includes assistance to locate and place client in housing)

Case Management Services

  • Explanation of benefit entitlements/availability
  • Intensive case management
  • Mentorship

Mental/Behavioral Health Services

  • Clinical counseling / Therapy
  • Emotional/moral support / Supportive counseling
  • Peer Support

Job Services

  • Cover letter / Resume building
  • Interview training / Preparation

Other Services

Other Basic Necessities Services: access to showers and hygiene products and laundry facilities

Contact Information

Referral Contact

Pamela Lieber
202-675-9340 ext. 212

Other Contacts

LaShelle Richmond