Advocacy

VYH Invited to Speak on White House Panel

Valley Youth House is honored to have been invited by Alejandro Avilés, Senior Advisor for Public Engagement, US Department of Housing and Urban Development to speak on a panel at the White House Regional LGBT Summit.  The Summit was held in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 and was hosted by The White House, the U.S. Department of […]

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Media coverage for VYH & City Council Hearing on Youth Homelessness

Director of Housing and Emergency Services for Philadelphia, Shani Meacham, participated as a panelist during last week’s City Council Hearing on Youth Homelessness in Philadelphia. Along with several youth speakers and representatives from other youth service providers in the city, Shani provided testimony on the growing problem of youth homelessness in Philadelphia.  Current and former clients […]

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Valley Youth House in Philly Gay News

Valley Youth House’s #CouchesDontCount campaign was featured in the October 11 issue of Philly Gay News and online HERE. “It is estimated that 40 percent of homeless youth identify as LGBT. A significant proportion of such youth may fall between the cracks, Valley Youth House said, because they are living not on the streets, but […]

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Valley Youth House on Philly.com

Valley Youth House’s #CouchesDontCount campaign was featured in TWO Philly.com articles to help promote the campaign! Read the first article HERE and the second HERE. VYH sends lots of love to Jeff Gammage for the great pieces. Our favorite quotes: “Safiya Washington, 22, never considered herself homeless. Because somehow she always found a place to sleep […]

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Valley Youth House in Philly Mag

Valley Youth House’s #CouchesDontCount campaign was featured in Philly Mag’s G Philly column on October 7 – you can read it HERE. A photo from Outfest on the VYH couch was also chosen as one of the favorite Instagram posts of the day by G Philly; you can see the others HERE.

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Valley Youth House in Metro Philadelphia

Valley Youth House’s #CouchesDontCount campaign was featured in the October 8 issue of Metro Philadelphia, and online HERE. “’You can only go from house to house so many times before you are eventually on your own for real,’ said Jodie Stevens, 22. “When my foster parent found out that I was gender-queer, she kicked me […]

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