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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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Woven Welcome at the Allentown Art Museum

On Sunday, October 11th, the Allentown Art Museum will be hosting an afternoon of Closing Day activities to celebrate the success of the art exhibition Woven Welcome in bringing our community together. The celebration will include a panel on art and social practice and an unveiling of over 200 woven rugs created during the exhibition. All of […]

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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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Sleep Out for Homelessness 2015

Sleep Out for Homelessness will be held at Neffs Union UCC from Saturday,September 26th at 6pm to Sunday Sept 27th at 11am. This fundraiser, organized by teens from the Penn Northeast Conference (PNEC) of the United Church of Christ, supports the Synergy Project.

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Thank you to our youngest Backpack Challenge supporters!

Thank you to our youngest Backpack Challenge supporters Patrick, Aela, Tristan, and Lukas! They made over $130 at their lemonade stand for the Backpack Challenge, and also collected a huge basket of school supplies. We are SO grateful to Patrick, Aela, Tristan and Lukas for their hard work to ensure that foster care youth in […]

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