Staff News & Spotlights

VYH Observes Juneteenth 2020

In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, Valley Youth House has declared June 19, 2020 to be a day off with pay for Valley Youth House employees in celebration and recognition of Juneteenth. “We recognize that the racial trauma that our country is experiencing now is not new, but throughout recent weeks there has […]

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Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter

From the Desk of Thomas R. Harrington, President & CEO, Valley Youth House:   At Valley Youth House, we are concerned, saddened and angered by the racial violence taking place across the United States. The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery are just a few of many race-based injustices that have happened […]

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Staff Spotlight: Jessica Rodriguez-Colon

When Jessica Rodriguez-Colon, Case Manager in Valley Youth House’s Truancy Intervention Services program, pulled up to the home of one of the families that she works with, she saw little sets of eyes peeking out the front window, followed by shouts of “Miss Jessica is here!”  Jessica has been making School Care Packages for each […]

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VYH Staff Appreciation Day 2019 Features Speaker, Risha Grant

  Valley Youth House was pleased to welcome edgy, educational, motivational speaker, and author, Risha Grant, at VYH Staff Appreciation Day 2019.  Risha Grant is an internationally renowned diversity, inclusion and bias expert. She covers these topics as NBC KJRH TV News 2 for You community correspondent and host of the JustUs series, through her […]

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VYH’s Andrew Palomo Named Top 30 LGBTQ Changemaker

Congratulations to Andrew Palomo, VYH’s Director of Research, Evaluation, & Innovation, for being named one of the TOP 30 PEOPLE nation-wide creating change within LGBTQ communities. We are lucky to have staff members, like Andrew, on our team, who show such dedication and passion for helping youth.  Read more about Andrew’s accolade here.

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Staff Spotlight: Jenna Bower

Jenna Bower is a Family Based Mental Health Therapist at Valley Youth House, providing in-home counseling and support services to children and their families where the child has a mental health diagnosis. Jenna is also a very active employee at Valley Youth House, when asked she said “I enjoy the work I do with my […]

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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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Valley Youth House holds annual Staff Appreciation Day 2017

On June 9th, Valley Youth House held our annual Staff Appreciation Day at The Fuge in Warminster, PA. The day brought together hundreds of employees from across our 12 counties and was filled with learning, celebration, and fellowship. The morning comprised of a make your own donut bar, remarks by Tom Harrington, VYH President & […]

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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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