VYH in the News

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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Youth Count August 2015

Metro Philadelphia featured the Youth Count on the front page of the paper on August 24! A new app, designed by Grassroots Unwired, debuted at the quarterly count held August 19 and is helping to more accurately survey youth experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. We’re so excited to be able to share the great work done by our […]

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Help for Families 9/7

The Morning Call’s “Help for Families” column is a collaboration between The Morning Call and parenting professionals brought together by Valley Youth House’s Project Child. QUESTION: 4- and 6-year-old daughters woke up one night to a house filled with smoke and the smoke detector blaring from a fire in our furnace. They were and still are very […]

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Backpack Challenge Closing Ceremony 2015

The Backpack Challenge Closing Ceremony was held August 26 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and CBS Philly covered the event. 18-year-old Leidy said there are a lot of misconceptions about older kids in foster care. “I definitely think that people don’t expect foster youth to make it this far, to make it to college, […]

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VYH Youth invited backstage with Darius Rucker

Youth from our Independent Living Programs in the Lehigh Valley were invited to soundcheck & backstage at Darius Rucker’s Musikfest show on August 14. Youth had the opportunity to learn about careers in the entertainment industry, with the focus on STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. The Morning Call and 6ABC covered the visit, which […]

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RICHY Project

In July, WFMZ and Lehigh Valley Live featured the RICHY project, a collaborative effort between DeSales University, Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Marywood University and Valley Youth House. The RICHY project that provides onsite access to healthcare and a level of healthcare education that empowers young mothers to make their own healthcare decisions. “‘Since […]

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Philly.com Youth Spotlight!

AIC member Samantha was featured on Philly.com in July. Sam graduated as valedictorian of Roxborough High School with a 4.0 GPA and a bouquet of scholarships after overcoming numerous struggles growing up. She’s moving forward because that’s the only path she allows herself to see. “I’m lucky I’m strong,” she said. “I honestly don’t know why […]

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The Morning Call features the Synergy Project!

The Morning Call featured The Synergy Project on the front page of the Sunday paper on July 19! We’re so excited to be able to share the great work done by Shane, Adah & Woody in Allentown & Bucks County with the community. “Alex San Jurjo, 20, has been homeless for about a year, for reasons he says […]

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