VYH in the News

Valley Youth House Receives Grant from The Edward and Inez Donley Fund at the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

We’re honored to share that Valley Youth House has received a grant from The Edward and Inez Donley Fund at the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation! Grants from the fund support organizations that promote self-sufficiency and achievement for marginalized children, individuals, and families by increasing education and literacy support. Funding received from this grant will help […]

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Valley Youth House’s Project Silk Staff Members Highlighted in Good Morning America’s Inspiration List: Who’s Making LGBTQ+ History Now!

Valley Youth House is excited to announce that two of our Project Silk staff members, Chloe Cole-Wilson and Kenny Screven, were highlighted in Good Morning America’s GMA Inspiration List: Who’s Making LGBTQ+ History Right Now! Kenny nominated Chloe for her passion, dedication, and advocacy in her everyday work to empower and support the LGBTQ+ youth […]

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VYH Welcomes Jameel Rush to Board of Governors

Valley Youth House is pleased to welcome Jameel Rush, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at The Philadelphia Inquirer, as a new member of the Board of Governors. Jameel Rush began his role as Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with The Philadelphia Inquirer in 2020. He is a Philadelphia native that holds […]

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Administrative Assistant – 2001-03

To Apply, Click Here: Valley Youth House empowers and strengthens the lives of children,youth and families through inclusive programming that builds resilience and fosters growth and independence. We are currently looking for a qualified applicant to fill the following position: Administrative Assistant 2 ($15.00 – $17.00) The job duties for this position are as follows: […]

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VYH’s Bridge2Home Program Participates in Study on Rural Youth Homelessness

This spring, VYH’s Bridge2Home Host Homes program in Western PA participated in a virtual focus group led by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago about addressing rural youth homelessness. Our Bridge2Home: a Host Homes program connects youth (ages 16-24) who are experiencing housing instability with volunteer homes in in Allegheny (ages 18-24), Armstrong, Fayette, […]

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VYH selected for National My Life My Choice Prevention Solution Fellowship

Preventing the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in our Region The insidious problem of the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) requires innovative solutions.  Effectively addressing this complex issue requires creative thinking, dedicated individuals, and an informed approach.  Among the strongest assets in this fight are the many congregate care programs across the country—those whose […]

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Backpack Challenge 2020

The Backpack Challenge is an annual community effort led by Valley Youth House in partnership with the Department of Human Services.  This campaign collects school supplies and backpacks for youth in foster care. In addition, the campaign ensures that every young person who is a member of the Achieving Independence Center and enrolled in college […]

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COVID-19 Resources & Ways to Support

Valley Youth House opened our doors to young people in crisis 47 years ago.  As we face the current challenges brought on by COVID-19, our commitment to young people and their families is unwavering.  Valley Youth House is resilient – from the youth and families that walk through our doors, to the staff members who work tirelessly […]

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Pride Host Homes Program – Philadelphia

What is HOST HOMES? Host Homes provide an LGBTQ young person ages 18-25 who is experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia with a safe, welcoming, and affirming private and dedicated space for 1-6 months. 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ+ 55% become homeless due to family rejection 80% report being harassed due to their identity Since […]

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