Youth Stories & Photos

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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VYH Youth Speak at Dauphin County Children & Youth Forum

On April 10, a community forum was held by Dauphin County for the purpose of giving members of the community a chance to share their concerns regarding Dauphin County Children and Youth.   During the “’Mending Broken Fences’ A Holistic Approach to Building Relationships” forum was a panel of county representatives to give updates and field […]

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2017 VYH Youth Artist in Residence: Mecca

VYH is so excited to announce Mecca as our 2017 Youth Artist in Residence! Mecca is a high school junior and participant in the Montgomery County Adolescents Achieving Independence program, which helps current and recently released foster youth to complete their education, locate permanent housing and jobs, and learn life skills. Mecca plans to attend […]

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YOUTH SPOTLIGHT: Cailey

    Cailey is 18 years old and is currently living in West Chester, Pennsylvania in the Supervised Independent Living Program at Valley Youth House, where she has been residing since April of 2016. Cailey graduated high school in 2016, and has taken a few college courses since her graduation. Cailey spends much of her […]

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