Staff News & Spotlights

Getting Groovy at the ’70s Themed Staff Retreat

Valley Youth House employees participated in our 2016 staff retreat at our Camp Fowler.  The day was ’70s theme in honor of 1973, the year we opened our doors with the Lehigh Valley Shelter in Bethlehem!  The morning consisted of a welcome, remarks by President & CEO, Tom Harrington, and an interactive presentation on the organization’s […]

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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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VYH Invited to Speak on White House Panel

Valley Youth House is honored to have been invited by Alejandro Avilés, Senior Advisor for Public Engagement, US Department of Housing and Urban Development to speak on a panel at the White House Regional LGBT Summit.  The Summit was held in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 and was hosted by The White House, the U.S. Department of […]

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Staff Spotlight: Elyse

Elyse worked as a facilitator in the annual PA Statewide IL Youth Retreat from 2006-2010 before joining VYH as a full time life skills counselor in Montgomery County. She then hopped over to our Bethlehem office in 2012, where she is a coordinator for the AAI program. Elyse also oversees the Art@  program in the Lehigh Valley […]

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VYH Staff Appreciation Day 2016

On June 10th, Valley Youth House staff, along with our friends at the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, participated in our annual Staff Appreciation Day.  The theme of the day was “The Art of Living: Resilience and Reaching Teens” and the keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, MS, ED. […]

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Media coverage for VYH & City Council Hearing on Youth Homelessness

Director of Housing and Emergency Services for Philadelphia, Shani Meacham, participated as a panelist during last week’s City Council Hearing on Youth Homelessness in Philadelphia. Along with several youth speakers and representatives from other youth service providers in the city, Shani provided testimony on the growing problem of youth homelessness in Philadelphia.  Current and former clients […]

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Staff Spotlight: Chad Guth

This month we are recognizing Chad Guth, Supervisor of VYH’s Bucks County Housing Program.  Chad oversees Bucks Supportive Housing Program (SHP), Supervised Independent Living (SIL) and most recently helped start up our Supervised Independent Living Plus programming in Bucks County. He started working for VYH in our Montgomery County Office and transferred to Bucks County. […]

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Staff Spotlight: Andrew Palomo

For this month’s Staff Spotlight, we recognize Andrew Palomo, the Program Supervisor at our Maternity Group Home. Andrew was recently chosen to serve on the National Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Center (RHYTTAC) Advisory Board. Being on this advisory board will allow Andrew to offer input on how the RHYTTAC can most effectively support […]

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Staff Spotlight: Tommy Rohn

We are excited to begin our monthly Staff Spotlight, which highlights excellence among the Valley Youth House team. This month, our first Staff Spotlight goes to Tommy Rohn, who was recently promoted to Supervisor of the Family Based Mental Health (FBMH) program, based out of our Easton and Walnut St. (Allentown) offices. Tommy has worked […]

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VYH Staff & Youth Participate in ‘H.O.P.E. Across Bridges’ Event

Did you know, every night throughout the Lehigh Valley, there are 1,000+ individuals who are homeless that are living outside, in shelters, on couches, and elsewhere? On the longest night of the year, Valley Youth House staff and youth joined other organizations, individuals, and churches at the ‘H.O.P.E. Across Bridges’ community homeless awareness and candlelight […]

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