Staff Spotlight: Elyse

Elyse worked as a facilitator in the annual PA Statewide IL Youth Retreat from 2006-2010 before joining VYH as a full time life skills counselor in Montgomery County. She then hopped over to our Bethlehem office in 2012, where she is a coordinator for the AAI program. Elyse also oversees the Art@  program in the Lehigh Valley […]

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Youth Spotlight: Ariana

This week, we are recognizing Ariana. Ariana has been with Valley Youth House for approximately three years; she started out in our Montgomery County ILP and moved to Housing 101. Ariana lives in a one bedroom apartment in Pottstown with her 2 year old daughter and newborn son. We’re so proud of Ariana for her recent […]

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Youth Spotlight: Nydira

This week, we are recognizing AIC member Nydira, who was accepted into several state colleges this fall and has decided to attend Kutztown University. Nydira is a very active member of Achieving Independence Center and PA Youth Advisory Board. She has done an amazing job balancing school, social life, work and extracurricular activities, and was also selected to interview […]

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Montgomery Elementary donates to Bucks Shelter

On Friday we accepted a check for $395 from Montgomery Elementary in North Wales, PA for the Bucks Shelter. The funds were raised by a school wide “Kiss the Pig” contest, where students voted on which of their teachers would have to kiss a pig at their annual Olympic Day. VYH was honored to be […]

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Bucks Shelter receives 2,500 grant from Middle Bucks Institute of Technology

The Middle Bucks Institute of Technology’s Philanthropy Today Club, in conjunction with The Heenan Foundation, presented Valley Youth House with a grant for $2,500.00 this week. Per the Philosophy Today Club’s request, this grant will be directed toward “the extra things” that our youth in Bucks County may not otherwise have access to. Thank you, Middle […]

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Backpack Challenge Sponsorship Opportunities

Heading to high school or starting college is an exciting time. However, for homeless and foster care youth who have no one to help them purchase school supplies, it can be extremely stressful. The Backpack Challenge is an opportunity for Philadelphia area businesses and residents to help these hard working young people get off to […]

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The Synergy Project receives $1,500 grant from Shafer Middle School

Shafer Middle School’s Arctic Club, in conjunction with the Norman Raab Foundation, presented Valley Youth House with a grant for $1,500.00. This unique partnership is a result of the Philanthropy Today program of the Raab Foundation, which offers chosen Bucks County schools an opportunity to learn the efforts and rewards of philanthropic giving. The program […]

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