Community Thank Yous

2017 Backpack Challenge Results are In!

On August 22nd, VYH and the Department of Human Services closed the most successful Backpack Challenge yet. The agency raised over $30,000 to help secure educational necessities and cover expenses for youth in foster care. In addition, the greater Philadelphia community donated over 6,500 backpacks for our city’s youth, and nearly $20,000 worth of school […]

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Thank you for helping VYH Raise $56,000 at Festif 2017

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Festif! Due to the great generosity of our sponsors, we managed to raise over $56,000 to benefit Valley Youth House’s adventure programming at Camp Fowler. Congratulations to the Jim Dietrich Team who won the Festif Crowdfunding Challenge by raising $1,760 for Camp Fowler. For their effort, Jim’s […]

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Foundations Community Partnership Awards VYH $10,000 BIIG Grant

Foundations Community Partnership has provided Valley Youth House with a Bucks Innovative and Improvement Grant (BIIG) for $10,000 to send youth to Valley Youth House’s Camp Fowler. Funding will provide camp scholarships, transportation, and camping supplies for 12 Bucks County youth to attend the Camp Fowler Summer Adventure Program. Youth served would not otherwise have […]

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Valley Youth House Receives $10,000 Grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation for Supportive Housing Program

PHILADELPHIA, PA (6/12/2017) – Valley Youth House (VYH) has received a $10,000 grant for their Supportive Housing Program for Homeless Transition Age Young Adults. This grant was made possible with generous support from Lincoln Financial Foundation. Valley Youth House’s Philadelphia Supportive Housing Program provides leasing and supportive services to homeless young adults (ages 18 to 24) who […]

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Birthday party scavenger hunt to benefit VYH

Most birthdays we know are celebrated with a party or special meal – but not this one. VYH supporter, Jason Cotter, has designed and hosted scavenger hunts all around Philadelphia for his last few birthdays, and added a charitable component this year. As part of the scavenger hunt, his friends divided into teams and competed […]

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VYH Receives Grant from Enterprise Holding Foundation for the AIC

Valley Youth House is grateful to be the recipient of a $1,500 grant from the Enterprise Holding Foundation to support the Achieving Independence Center (AIC) in Philadelphia.  The AIC is a space where foster care youth can be connected, educated, and empowered as they strive toward attaining and maintaining independence.  Last year, the AIC served […]

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VYH Opens “Patti’s House” Site For Young Men in West Chester

Valley Youth House is proud to announce the opening of “Patti’s House”, a Supervised Independent Living site for young men in West Chester, PA. The Supervised Independent Living Plus (SIL+) program supports youth in a dormitory style group setting under the supervision of a live-in Resident Advisor.  Youth are supported with job readiness, educational support and provided […]

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