Youth Stories & Photos

Golf Tournament at Torresdale: September 23, 2019

You’re invited to Valley Youth House’s inaugural Philadelphia Region Golf Tournament to be held on Monday, September 23, 2019 at the Union League Golf Club at Torresdale.   This year’s tournament is chaired by Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, President of Citizens Bank, and is presented by Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc. This tournament supports Valley Youth House Programs in the […]

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Youth Spotlight: Alexi

Alexi knew that Valley Youth House would change her life. But she didn’t know that it would help her find her dream. She entered Valley Youth House in 2017 when her case to move from her permanent home into foster care was in court. She got involved in the Adolescents Achieving Independence Program and started […]

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Valley Youth House is proud to announce our 2019 Youth Artists in Residence (YAIR)

Valley Youth House 2019 youth artist in residence

Since 2013, the Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation has funded Valley Youth House’s Youth Artist in Residence (YAIR) program. Through the YAIR program, artistically talented Valley Youth House clients are selected to perform for other youthin agency programs. Attendance at the performances is also open to staff and to the general community. Applicants for the YAIR […]

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VYH Releases 2018-2019 Annual Report

VYH Annual Report

At Valley Youth House, we don’t turn our backs at the first sign of adversity.  Our doors remain open.  Together we can make life-affirming breakthroughs and healthy decisions.  We’ve been there for young people and their families with nowhere else to turn for 46 years.  Check out our 2018-2019 Annual Report to learn about all […]

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Youth Spotlight: Autumn

“Valley Youth House didn’t make me feel like I was broken.” – Autumn, 17 years old, York County Running away. Probation. Skipping school.  Lack of stability.  This was the life Autumn faced before and during her foster care placements.  When 17-year-old Autumn was referred to Valley Youth House’s Adolescents Achieving Independence program, which provides assistance […]

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Sokoloski Family Spotlight

“After reading other letters written from other families that have very similar stories as ours, I realized how much Valley Youth House impacts our lives as a whole. Not only do they change our children’s lives but they help change families, communities and relationships. My experience with VYH was a very long and difficult journey […]

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Youth Spotlight: Rian

Rian and his family have seen great improvements from their time in VYH’s Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services (BHRS) program. Rian went from rarely leaving the house due to dangerous safety concerns and upsetting behaviors to enjoying frequently going out in the community without worry. They learned how to best work with Rian in and out […]

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Youth Spotlight: Pursha

Pursha and her family began their relationship with VYH’s Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services (BHRS) program in October of 2015. When Pursha arrived, her life looked very different than it does now. It took time to build trust, but slowly Pursha began to form strong bonds with the VYH staff working with her and her family. […]

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Youth Spotlight: Joshua & Melady

Joshua and his girlfriend Melady have been involved with the Valley Youth House Rapid Rehousing (RRH) program for the past 3 months. They were both living in a shelter in York County when they heard about VYH opening the program in York County. They were very excited to hear about the program because Joshua and […]

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Update from the AAI program and Youth Advisory Board

The youth involved in the Adolescents Achieving Independence (AAI) program and youth on the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) have been very busy; participating in lots of volunteer activities and being involved many exciting events. Their focus recently has been on volunteering at local retirement homes: Above and Beyond at the Knights and the Fellowship Community. […]

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