VYH News

VYH awarded contract from Philadelphia Works to Support Youth Employment

Philadelphia Works announced a multi-million dollar contract award for employment connections with youth participants at the Achieving Independence Center.  Valley Youth House (VYH) along with 11 other Philadelphia based organizations will provide employment placement assistance, coaching and counseling opportunities to youth between the ages of 17 and 21. The program will use state money to provide […]

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VYH Opens New SIL+ site in Bucks County

On December 7, Valley held an Open House for our new Supervised Independent Living Plus (SIL+) house in Bucks County at their location at 811 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA, 19020. This program supports youth in finding an apartment, signing a lease and obtaining services such as utilities. VYH provides the funding for rent, utilities, transport […]

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Staff Spotlight: Jenna Bower

Jenna Bower is a Family Based Mental Health Therapist at Valley Youth House, providing in-home counseling and support services to children and their families where the child has a mental health diagnosis. Jenna is also a very active employee at Valley Youth House, when asked she said “I enjoy the work I do with my […]

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LV Phantoms Teddy Bear Toss Nets 4,970 Stuffed Animals for Valley Youth House

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, are held their annual Teddy Bear Toss, presented by Dan’s Camera City, this past Saturday at PPL Center.  The event produced an impressive 4,970 teddy bears and stuffed animals. All teddy bears/stuffed animals were counted and promptly delivered to Valley Youth House for distribution […]

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“Changes for Hair” Styles VYH Youth

On December 4, Changes for Hair, a hair salon in Whitehall, donated their time to give 12 girls from the Valley Youth House Independent Living Program a new hair-cut. Monica Mantore, the owner of the salon, asked her stylists if they would be willing to volunteer their time and they gladly agreed.  There were 4 […]

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Monique Sarkessian hosts Art Fundraiser to Benefit VYH

On November 12, Monique Sarkessian, a Fine Artist and Encaustic Wax Paintings Salvage Sculpture, held an art sale to benefit youth in the local community. This was an exclusive, specially priced art sale for youth experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Purchases could also be made online at her website moniquesarkessianart.com. The show managed to raise […]

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VYH Opens Office in York County

On November 15, Valley Youth House held an Open House at our new location in York county, located at 137 West Market Street, York PA.  VYH is York County’s new Independent living provider, offering semi supervised small group living and individual apartments for single or parenting youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who […]

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November is National Homelessness Awareness Month

Youth Homelessness is a growing epidemic in America, with more than 2.5 million young people experiencing a period of homelessness. Many youth run away from home to escape physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse and trauma. When youth are forced onto the street they not only lose their home, family and friends but some youth are […]

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Sleep Out for Homelessness raises $3,200

Valley Youth House participated in Saint John’s United Church of Christ Sleep Out for Homelessness event. Saint John’s hosted seven other churches who were involved in the event, as well as two other churches in the Penn Northeast Conference who held their own Sleep Out that weekend. There were 48 youth and 21 adults who […]

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