Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter

From the Desk of Thomas R. Harrington, President & CEO, Valley Youth House:   At Valley Youth House, we are concerned, saddened and angered by the racial violence taking place across the United States. The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery are just a few of many race-based injustices that have happened […]

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VYH Staff Appreciation Day 2019 Features Speaker, Risha Grant

  Valley Youth House was pleased to welcome edgy, educational, motivational speaker, and author, Risha Grant, at VYH Staff Appreciation Day 2019.  Risha Grant is an internationally renowned diversity, inclusion and bias expert. She covers these topics as NBC KJRH TV News 2 for You community correspondent and host of the JustUs series, through her […]

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VYH’s Andrew Palomo Named Top 30 LGBTQ Changemaker

Congratulations to Andrew Palomo, VYH’s Director of Research, Evaluation, & Innovation, for being named one of the TOP 30 PEOPLE nation-wide creating change within LGBTQ communities. We are lucky to have staff members, like Andrew, on our team, who show such dedication and passion for helping youth.  Read more about Andrew’s accolade here.

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VYH’s Project Silk presents at “Bridging the Gap” Conference

Joelle Pitts, VYH Associate Director, and Kim Kitterer from Valley Youth House’s Project Silk program presented at the Bridging the Gap Conference held at Delaware Valley University. The event came from the ‘Bucks County Now is the Time: Healthy Transition Grant’ and was in partnership with the Bucks County Departments of Behavioral Health.  The event […]

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VYH Advocates for Homeless LGBTQ+ Youth at the State Capitol

Valley Youth House took its #CouchesDontCount campaign to Harrisburg on Monday, June 5th, to advocate for homeless LGBTQ+ youth to legislators and visitors in the capitol building. With the support of Representative Brian Sims, a Philadelphia-based politician and dedicated advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, VYH occupied the capitol rotunda with a couch to raise awareness about […]

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Join Us! VYH to Advocate for Homeless LGBTQ+ Youth in Harrisburg

On June 5th, Valley Youth House will hold an advocacy event in Harrisburg to raise awareness about the high prevalence of homeless LGBTQ+ youth in the United States. VYH will occupy the capitol rotunda with a couch on which legislators and supporters may take photos. Representatives from VYH will also be available to speak about youth homelessness. The […]

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VYH Recognized by True Colors Fund on #40toNone Day

Valley Youth House was recognized by the True Colors Fund and the city of Philadelphia Mayor’s office for our work to end LGBTQ youth homelessness. As part of the recognition, a proclamation was read nationwide and signed by Mayor Kenney to announce that 4/26 would be #40toNone Day.  #40toNone Day represent thea pproximately 40% of youth experiencing […]

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Valley Youth House & Bradbury-Sullivan LGBTQ Community Center Receive $250,000 Partnership Grant to Launch LGBT Youth Program

Valley Youth House and Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center announce that they have received a $250,000 partnership grant from the HIV Prevention & Care Project to launch a professionally-staffed LGBT youth empowerment program in Allentown, PA. The program, which will be called Project Silk Lehigh Valley will provide every-day after school programs for LGBT youth, with a specific […]

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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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