Valley Youth House is the catalyst for youth to achieve their desired future through genuine relationships that support families, ensure safe places, and build community connections.


We envision a world in which every young person belongs to a nurturing community.

Our History

We began in 1973 as a single shelter in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. Valley Youth House was open day and night, ensuring that vulnerable, abused and homeless young people in the community had access to shelter and counseling. Even then, we represented more than just a roof and beds; we were an organization committed to building a solid foundation for every individual who came through our doors.

That same dedication still drives us today, as we have grown from that first house in the Valley to over 300 residential sites throughout Pennsylvania. Though our reach and programming has vastly expanded, our mission remains the same.

For over 50 years, we have been proud to be there for generations. We stand ready to be there for the next generation as well. Our doors remain open – we just have more of them now.