VYH News

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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Juneteenth 2021 Resources

On this day, we honor and celebrate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by Abraham Lincoln two years earlier, news regarding the emancipation of slaves had been suppressed by slave owners who were waiting for the war to end. Juneteenth originated in Galveston, Texas in 1865 when General Granger […]

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Valley Youth House’s Career Event

Join us for our Career Event on June 22, 2021 from 4:00-8:00 PM!  Valley Youth House is hiring for a number of positions throughout our Pennsylvania locations with up to $1,000 in sign on bonuses available for select positions! The current positions that are open include Resident Advisors, Life Skills Counselors, Case Managers, Therapists, and […]

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Valley Youth House Elects New Members to Board of Directors and Board of Governors for 2021-2022

Valley Youth House held our Annual Meeting, virtually, on May 20, 2021. During the Annual Meeting, the Valley Youth House Nominating Committee proposed, voted on, and approved the 2021-2022 slate of Board members. The following have been elected as Officers for the Board of Directors: Chair: Stephanie R. Raymond, President, PPL Electric Utilities Vice-Chair: Philip C. Jackson, Market […]

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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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Host Homes Needed: Bridge2Home is Creating Innovative Solutions to Reduce Youth Homelessness in Western PA

In 2019, Valley Youth House expanded into Western PA to meet the increasing need of youth experiencing homelessness. We are currently serving Allegheny, Armstrong and Westmoreland Counties with our Bridge2Home, Host Home Program. Our decision to expand services into Western PA was based on increased numbers of youth in need of stable housing. In 2018-2019, […]

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Statement on the Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict

From the desk of Thomas R. Harrington, President & Executive Director, Valley Youth House: Yesterday, a Minnesota jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all charges in the death of George Floyd. This historic trial and conviction should remind us of the value of every human life. However, we recognize that this case is just the […]

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Teddy Bear Toss 2020 – Teddy Bear Pick Up

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms’ annual Teddy Bear Toss, which was held virtually this past year, was a big success with $2,128 raised by Phantoms Phans!  Presented by Dan’s Camera City, this fan-favorite event draws a significant number of teddy bear and stuffed donations each year to be distributed to Lehigh Valley youth served by Valley […]

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