VYH in the News

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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COVID-19: Resources for Youth & Families

COVID-19: Resources for Youth & Families Check back often, as additional resources will be added frequently: Table of Contents: HOTLINES MENTAL HEALTH FOOD ACCESS BENEFITS HOUSING CONFLICT, ABUSE & CRIME VICTIMS CHILDCARE HEALTHCARE SUBSTANCE ABUSE EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT, & WORKER’S COMPENSATION UTILITIES TALKING TO YOUTH ABOUT COVID-19 EDUCATION SELF-CARE OTHER RESOURCES   HOTLINES United Way of […]

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Valley Youth House Receives $2.9 million in HUD funding for housing and homelessness services

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced nearly $2 billion to renew more than 5,800 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S. and its territories. These Continuum of Care (CoC) grants will help end homelessness and provide critically needed support to local programs on the front lines of serving […]

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June 3, 2019: John E. Walson, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament

You’re invited to Valley Youth House’s John E. Walson, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament held on Monday, May 20, 2019 at Lehigh Country Club. This year’s tournament is chaired by Mark Tervalon, COO, Lutron Electronic Co., Inc. and presented by Service Electric Cable TV & Communications. This tournament has raised over $1.8 million dollars, including $250,000 […]

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