10 Days of Gratitude

This holiday season, Valley Youth House is celebrating all of the special partners we work with every day that we’re grateful to partner with. Today, we kick off #10DaysofGratitude by thanking the over 35,000 amazing young people and their families we have the privilege of working with each day. Each and every day VYH is […]

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Thank you, Atonement Lutheran!

October is National Pride month and as a result, we’ve received several donations for VYH’s Pride program. Atonement Lutheran Church in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood hosted a drag bingo fundraiser and donated the $350 in proceeds, while Philadelphia University’s Campus Activities Board donated the $1,100 in proceeds from their annual drag show to us for the second year […]

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AIC Member Wins Indego Bike Share Essay Contest

VYH Achieving Independence Center (AIC) member Sway Hill was featured on Slate.com after winning an essay contest speaking about why she loves Philadelphia’s Indego bike share program. Sway starts each day by dropping her children off at daycare and making a 2 mile journey on an Indego bike to her first job, as an assistant crew leader at […]

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Out at Comcast

Valley Youth House and the #CouchesDontCount campaign was invited to speak with Comcast employees at an event organized by Out @ Comcast in October. Out @ Comcast is a resource group for LGBTQ employees and allies at Comcast, and they work to create a safe and inclusive space for all of their employees. Thanks for including […]

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Valley Youth House wins Golden Cone award for Healing the World

Valley Youth House participated in PARK(ing) Day, an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks, on September 16th. We had a great day in Center City Philadelphia where we raised awareness for homeless LGBTQ youth through our #CouchesDontCount campaign. In addition to a great day, we’re proud […]

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‘Tis the Season to Fulfill Holiday Wishes

Valley Youth House empowers and strengthens the lives of children, youth, and families through inclusive programming.  But we need the help of the community to fulfill holiday wishes and create a joyous season for those who have come to us with so little to celebrate.  We are hopeful that local businesses, individuals, and community organizations […]

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Backpack Challenge Keynote Speech: Nate Nichols, Forgotten Few

Nate Nichols, the Founder & CEO for Palette Group, a Philadelphia based creative and marketing agency, served as the Keynote speaker at last month’s Backpack Challenge Closing Ceremony. We’re so grateful that Nate joined us to deliver #ForgottenFew, a spoken word piece that touches on his brushes with foster care, single family household life, and growing up with […]

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