VYH in the News

VYH Welcomes New Southeast VP of Development & Marketing

Valley Youth House (VYH) is pleased to announce that Joseph Lynch has joined the agency as the new Vice President of Development & Marketing for the Southeast Region. Lynch brings over a decade of development experience to the VYH team, most recently serving as the Associate Director of Development for Neuroscience at Thomas Jefferson University […]

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2017 Backpack Challenge Launches in Dilworth Park

The 2017 Backpack Challenge kicked off in front of City Hall on Tuesday, July 25th. The event featured remarks from VYH CEO Tom Harrington, Department of Human Services Commissioner Cynthia Figueroa, with keynote speaker Sean Brace, a Fox29 sports host and founder of PhillyInfluencer.com. The kickoff was emcee’d by Mina SayWhat and was featured by […]

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VYH testifies for Philadelphia City Council on homelessness prevention

Valley Youth House’s VP of SE Programs, Allison Moore, provided testimony before Philadelphia’s City Council yesterday about homelessness prevention and the need for increased supports and funding. VYH was one of several agencies to participate, including People’s Emergency Center, Juvenile Law Center, Office of Homeless Services, and the Family Service Provider Network. Read more about […]

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AIC Featured on POPPYN Episode

The Achieving Independence Center (AIC) in Philly was featured in the most recent edition of POPPYN (Presenting Our Perspective on Philly Youth News), which focused on the foster care system. POPPYN is a news program allowing high school students to research and produce their own visual media stories. The youth involved with POPPYN choose the […]

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LV Phantoms Collect 4,125 Teddy Bears for VYH at Teddy Bear Toss Game

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, announced that the team’s 2016 Teddy Bear Toss presented by Dan’s Camera City, held this past Saturday during the team’s 4-2 win over the Rochester Americans, produced an impressive 4,125 teddy bears and stuffed animals. All teddy bears/stuffed animals were counted and delivered by […]

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VYH receives $700k grant from the City of Philadelphia

Yesterday, the City of Philadelphia hosted a press conference to announce a $700,000 grant to the Coalition to End Youth Homelessness, which is headed by Valley Youth House. City Council members Helen Gym, Allan Domb, and Jannie Blackwell were in attendance and played a major role in securing the funding. Helen Gym spearheaded a visit […]

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Valley Youth House featured on Ben Around Philly

Valerie Johnson, Assistant Director of Development for Valley Youth House in Philadelphia returns to the show to chat with Kristen about their November Youth Count #GivingTuesday on November 29th and this year’s Holiday Gift Drive. Hear all about this amazing organization, constantly working to help youth experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. Listen to the interview HERE.

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