Community Thank Yous

VYH Hosts World Aids Day Events

Valley Youth House’s Haus of Shadez program in Allentown & GLO program in Harrisburg partnered together to hold a Virtual Ball in recognition of World AIDS Day. Staff were thrilled that 903 young people attended! It really exemplifies how technology can bring us together. Along with the Virtual Ball, HIV/STI testing was available and so […]

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VYH Hosts Camp Fowler Cabins Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

L-R: Brent Fleckenstein, Commerce Construction Co., L.P.; Scott Gray, Clincierge, VYH Board of Governors Chair; Andy Brush, Commerce Construction Co., L.P.; Richard Brooks, Brooks Development Group; Rick Koze, Kay Builders; Dave Foraker, Kay Builders;, Eric B. Luftig, VYH Board of Directors Chair; Tom Harrington, VYH President & CEO; with youth campers Cruz, Jessica, Rubi, Natalie and […]

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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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Thank you for making the season bright!

As our holiday gift drive wraps up, we find ourselves forever grateful to the hundreds of donors from the communities we serve, that helped Valley Youth House brighten the holidays for over 1300 young people and their families. We are forever grateful for the kindness and generosity of so many, many people who purchased gifts, […]

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Valley Youth House Raises over $278,000 for Youth and Families at “Setting the Stage” Event

Valley Youth House held our premiere Lehigh Valley special event, Setting the Stage: Cirque Musica on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.  This year’s event raised over $278,000 to support youth, like Kayla and Anthony, siblings who spoke about their experiences in the foster care system and Valley Youth House life skills and housing programs.  “Setting the Stage” is […]

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Valley Youth House Receives $20,000 Housing Grant from Sanofi

Valley Youth House is excited to announce that Sanofi has awarded our organization a grant of $20,000 to help underwrite the funding needed to support a newly established housing program in Lackawanna County: Rapid Rehousing for Homeless Lackawanna Youth. The program provides rental assistance and supportive services for homeless transition-age youth (ages 18-24) throughout the […]

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Valley Youth House is proud to announce our 2019 Youth Artists in Residence (YAIR)

Valley Youth House 2019 youth artist in residence

Since 2013, the Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation has funded Valley Youth House’s Youth Artist in Residence (YAIR) program. Through the YAIR program, artistically talented Valley Youth House clients are selected to perform for other youthin agency programs. Attendance at the performances is also open to staff and to the general community. Applicants for the YAIR […]

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