Holiday Gift Drive 2020

As an essential, life-sustaining business, the doors of Valley Youth House have remained open through this challenging year to help youth and families who need our services. As 2020 continues, we are committed to bringing inspiration and joy to our young people through our Holiday Gift Drive. Please help us create a joyous holiday season for the […]

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VYH’s Bridge2Home Program Participates in Study on Rural Youth Homelessness

This spring, VYH’s Bridge2Home Host Homes program in Western PA participated in a virtual focus group led by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago about addressing rural youth homelessness. Our Bridge2Home: a Host Homes program connects youth (ages 16-24) who are experiencing housing instability with volunteer homes in in Allegheny (ages 18-24), Armstrong, Fayette, […]

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VYH Participates in Lehigh Valley Anti-Trafficking Awareness Week

  Lehigh Valley Anti-Trafficking Awareness week is a seven-day awareness campaign. In 2019, the executives of Lehigh and Northampton counties declared the first full week of November as Lehigh Valley Anti-Trafficking Week. This year’s Lehigh Valley Anti-Trafficking Awareness week will take place from Saturday, November 7, 2020 to Saturday, November 14th, 2020. The mission of […]

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VYH selected for National My Life My Choice Prevention Solution Fellowship

Preventing the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in our Region The insidious problem of the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) requires innovative solutions.  Effectively addressing this complex issue requires creative thinking, dedicated individuals, and an informed approach.  Among the strongest assets in this fight are the many congregate care programs across the country—those whose […]

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Setting the Stage… for the Future of Valley Youth House

As an essential, life-sustaining business, the doors of Valley Youth House have remained open through this challenging year. After all that’s happened, they know one thing for sure: those who rely on Valley Youth House still need their help—perhaps now more than ever. Although it is not feasible to host an in-person Setting the Stage event […]

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Statement on GLO Program

On September 17, 2020, a group published a statement on its website that contained false information and claims about the GLO program, Harrisburg’s first community center created specifically to serve LGBTQ+ men of color and trans women of color.  Sadly, this statement also specifically targeted a Valley Youth House employee, in an unfounded and personal […]

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VYH Awarded Nearly Half-Million Dollar Grant to Support Survivors of Human Trafficking

U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) announced that a grant totaling $494,827 over three years from the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime has been awarded to Valley Youth House to fund housing programs and support services for survivors of human trafficking. “The trauma these young victims endure is unimaginable – and they deserve […]

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VYH Hosts Camp Fowler Cabins Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

L-R: Brent Fleckenstein, Commerce Construction Co., L.P.; Scott Gray, Clincierge, VYH Board of Governors Chair; Andy Brush, Commerce Construction Co., L.P.; Richard Brooks, Brooks Development Group; Rick Koze, Kay Builders; Dave Foraker, Kay Builders;, Eric B. Luftig, VYH Board of Directors Chair; Tom Harrington, VYH President & CEO; with youth campers Cruz, Jessica, Rubi, Natalie and […]

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COVID-19 Resources & Ways to Support

Valley Youth House opened our doors to young people in crisis 47 years ago.  As we face the current challenges brought on by COVID-19, our commitment to young people and their families is unwavering.  Valley Youth House is resilient – from the youth and families that walk through our doors, to the staff members who work tirelessly […]

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Winds of Change: a response project to current events

Valley Youth House’s Art@LV program, along with VYH Wellness and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) committees present Winds of Change: a response project to current events to promote community and peace by flooding our communities with pinwheels.  Our hope is that this project promotes conversation within our communities. All are invited to participate in this initiative.  Written […]

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