WTOP and Sasha Bruce Youthwork bring awareness to November’s Runaway Prevention Month

Founded in 1974, Sasha Bruce Youthwork works to improve the lives of runaway and homeless youth and their families throughout Washington, D.C. and Prince George’s County, MD. Through its 22 programs, Sasha Bruce serves over 6,500 young people annually and is one of the largest and most experienced providers of services to youth in the DC Region.

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.


Sasha Bruce believes that when our young people do well, we all do well.

November is National Runaway Prevention Month, and Sasha Bruce needs your help to “shine a light” on the experiences of runaway and homeless youth that too often remain invisible.

  • Make a gift that provides survival services, emergency shelter, and a loving home for youth in need. See if your employer will match your donation for an even greater impact.
  • Host a peer-to-peer fundraiser! Turn your next Friendsgiving, Birthday, or other social event into an impactful evening of hope to benefit young people. Email jthakurdas@sashabruce.org to learn more.
  • Sponsor a Client Birthday with Project Joy
  • Provide a Sunday Supper family-style meal


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Get in touch by calling (202) 675-9340, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, or visit sashabruce.org for more information.

You can also follow Sasha Bruce on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @sashabruceyouth and on LinkedIn to read stories of hope and stay updated with our work.


Are you a young person or know of someone that has been kicked out or is experiencing homelessness?

Call our 24-hour hotline at (202) 547-7777

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