VYH Launches the First LGBTQ+ focused Host Homes program in PA

#PrideMonth Announcement: VYH Launches the First LGBTQ+ focused Host Homes program in Pennsylvania! Since 2009, Valley Youth House has provided LGBTQ+ young people with the support they need to overcome barriers and achieve housing stability. In collaboration with the Homeward Initiative, Point Source Youth, and the Pride Task Force, Host Homes are a community-based response […]

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VYH Observes Juneteenth 2020

In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, Valley Youth House has declared June 19, 2020 to be a day off with pay for Valley Youth House employees in celebration and recognition of Juneteenth. “We recognize that the racial trauma that our country is experiencing now is not new, but throughout recent weeks there has […]

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VYH Announces Partnership with PBS39 to Broadcast Virtual Camp Fowler Programming

The health and well-being of the youth and families served by Valley Youth House, as well as our staff and community, is of paramount concern. Due to the circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Valley Youth House has made the difficult decision to not hold in-person programming at Camp Fowler this summer. Although camp will not be held as […]

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Phase One of New Cabin Construction Completed at Camp Fowler

With the help of Kay Builders, Inc., Majestic Realty Co., Commerce Construction, Brooks Development Group and many more construction companies, Valley Youth House has embarked on a $1.8 million project to rebuild Camp Fowler’s seven cabins that house the youth and staff attending overnight camps.  The current cabins are 80-years-old and despite best efforts, these […]

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Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter

From the Desk of Thomas R. Harrington, President & CEO, Valley Youth House:   At Valley Youth House, we are concerned, saddened and angered by the racial violence taking place across the United States. The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery are just a few of many race-based injustices that have happened […]

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Valley Youth House Elects New Members to Board of Directors and Board of Governors

Valley Youth House held our Annual Meeting, virtually, on May 21, 2020.  The guest speaker was Jon Rubin, Deputy Secretary from the PA Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth, and Families. He spoke about the “Future Trends in Child Welfare in the Commonwealth of PA”.  The Valley Youth House Nominating Committee also proposed, […]

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Stay-At-Home Art Tips & Tricks from VYH Art Therapist, Elyse Coldren

“The truth is, we are all artists and were born artists.” – Elyse Coldren, Valley Youth House, Art Therapist (Northampton and Carbon County Adolescents Achieving Independence (AAI) Supervisor/ Art@LV Coordinator) At Valley Youth House, art is utilized as a tool for self-expression, communication, skill building (not just artistic skills), enhancing coping skills, or simply for […]

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