Professional Information

VYH’s Project Silk presents at “Bridging the Gap” Conference

Joelle Pitts, VYH Associate Director, and Kim Kitterer from Valley Youth House’s Project Silk program presented at the Bridging the Gap Conference held at Delaware Valley University. The event came from the ‘Bucks County Now is the Time: Healthy Transition Grant’ and was in partnership with the Bucks County Departments of Behavioral Health.  The event […]

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VYH EVP presents at National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference

Bill Motsavage, Executive Vice President of Programs at Valley Youth House, co-presented workshops at the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) 2017 conference. Over 2,000 service providers, government leaders, advocates and consumers attended the event in Washington DC, coming together to continue the fight to end homelessness. Motsavage led three workshops at the conference: Housing […]

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VYH’s Lisa Weingartner Named Pennsylvania Social Worker of the Year

Lisa Weingartner, Senior Vice President of Northeast and Central Independent Living Programs at Valley Youth House, has recently received the Social Worker of the Year Award from the National Association of Social Workers Pennsylvania Chapter. Lisa received her award during the NASW-PA annual conference on September 17th at the Keystone Awards Gala. The theme of […]

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New Philly app will help youth find and access resources

The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, Hack4Impact, and Juvenile Law Center have joined together to create a resource app for youth in Philly experiencing homelessness or struggling to find the support services they need. The app, Youth Matters: Philly, will help youth find and access resources like shelters, housing, foodbanks, healthcare […]

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VYH Staff Present at Bucks County “Bridging the Gap” Conference

Joelle Pitts, LCSW, Valley Youth House’s Associate Director of Bucks County Housing & Emergency Services and Kim Ketterer, Youth Programs Manager at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center recently presented at the “Briging Gaps” Conference in Bucks County.  Their session, “Creating Community: skills and strategies for creating inclusive spaces and empowered youth” focused on identyfing 3 ways you […]

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Project Child Program Hosts Annual Conference

Project Child recently hosted their annual training conference at Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Campus. This year’s topic was “How To Help Children Build Sturdy Brain Pathways” and featured Dr. Judy Cameron from the University of Pittsburgh and Harvard University, whose research focuses on how everyday life stress affects long-term health. Attendees learned about ways to foster […]

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VYH Staff Presents at Runaway and Homeless Youth National Conference

As a grantee organization, Valley Youth House staff attended the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center National Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. Staff presented at the national conference on topics including Positive Youth Development (PYD) from an ecosystemic framework and our #couchesdontcount marketing campaign. Check out photos of our staff and colleagues […]

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