Youth Spotlight: Roger

“It’s fun to not be a statistic.” – Roger, 19, York County, Valley Youth House’s Adolescents Achieving Independence (AAI) program Roger’s journey to Valley Youth House began in upstate New York on his grandfather’s farm before he eventually came to York County, Pennsylvania.  While going back and forth between the states, he was in a […]

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Youth Spotlight: Haley

When 17 year old Haley reflects on the last few years of her life, she says “I never got to be a teenager”.  At Valley Youth House, we often hear that phrase from the youth we serve, many of whom come from traumatic backgrounds.  During her teenage years, Haley has been taking care of siblings […]

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When Family Conflict Arises: How to Cope During COVID-19

Op-Ed by Patricia McGarry, PhD, LSW Valley Youth House, Senior Vice President Prevention, Child Welfare, & Children’s Behavioral Health Services These are challenging and scary times and everyone is impacted in some way. For many, this means work from home and online schooling. For others, it means more time being together in close quarters. Because […]

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VYH Partners with the Pennsylvania Convention Center & Aramark to provide 900+ pounds of food

The arrival of COVID-19 has ushered in a new level of uncertainty across the country and while the virus may not discriminate, the uncomfortable reality is that its hardships are felt disproportionately. The sudden increase in unemployment and the closure of entire sections of the economy have left families and young people waiting for food […]

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A Purposeful Connection During COVID-19: Victaulic Donates Laptops to VYH

Story originally published by Victaulic: At a time when we have been called to maintain social distancing; Victaulic is aiming to bring people closer than ever – using technology. After learning many youth and families have been isolated in apartments without any communication devices, Victaulic donated 22 refurbished laptops to Valley Youth House (VYH) on […]

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Staff Spotlight: Jessica Rodriguez-Colon

When Jessica Rodriguez-Colon, Case Manager in Valley Youth House’s Truancy Intervention Services program, pulled up to the home of one of the families that she works with, she saw little sets of eyes peeking out the front window, followed by shouts of “Miss Jessica is here!”  Jessica has been making School Care Packages for each […]

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August 10, 2020: John E. Walson, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament

You’re invited to Valley Youth House’s John E. Walson, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament, which will be held on Monday, August 10, 2020 at Lehigh Country Club.  This year’s tournament is chaired by Mark J. Tervalon, COO, Lutron Electronic Co., Inc. and presented by Service Electric Cable TV & Communications.   This tournament has raised over $2.34 […]

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COVID-19: Resources for Youth & Families

COVID-19: Resources for Youth & Families Check back often, as additional resources will be added frequently: Table of Contents: HOTLINES MENTAL HEALTH FOOD ACCESS BENEFITS HOUSING CONFLICT, ABUSE & CRIME VICTIMS CHILDCARE HEALTHCARE SUBSTANCE ABUSE EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT, & WORKER’S COMPENSATION UTILITIES TALKING TO YOUTH ABOUT COVID-19 EDUCATION SELF-CARE OTHER RESOURCES   HOTLINES United Way of […]

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VYH & COVID-19: HOW YOU CAN HELP

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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