Advocacy

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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Couches Don’t Count

Did you know that 51% of youth surveyed during Philadelphia’s August 2015 Youth Count were couch-surfing?  These youth are “couch ho pping” or rotating their evenings from friend to friend, without a home to return to. They’re not sleeping on the street or in the open, but they are homeless. Additionally, national statistics show that 43% of youth who use […]

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Help for Families: 10/5

The Morning Call’s “Help for Families” column is a collaboration between The Morning Call and parenting professionals brought together by Valley Youth House’s Project Child. Question: 16 year-old works at a fast-food restaurant and doesn’t get out of work until after 11 p.m. Our town council is considering imposing a curfew. I am worried how will this […]

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National Conference on Ending Homelessness: B. Motsavage

Bill Motsavage, our Executive Vice President, presented two seminars at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, DC on July 16-17 2015. The first presentation, titled “Making Rapid Re-Housing Work for Youth,” can be viewed here: B. Motsavage NAEH 7.16.15 The second presentation, titled “Working with System Involved Youth,” can be viewed here: B. Motsavage NAEH 7.17.15

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