Lincoln Financial Foundation awards Valley Youth House a $10,000 grant

PHILADELPHIA, PA. June 22, 2016 – Valley Youth House (VYH) is pleased to announce its receipt of a $10,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation. This award will benefit the Supportive Housing Program (SHP), which partners with homeless youth ages 18 to 21 who have exited the foster care system to build stability and achieve independence.

In addition to rental assistance, youth collaborate with their life Skills Counselor to complete an individualized plan that identifies manageable employment, education and life skills goals. These skills are strengthened through one-on-one case management, and at program end VYH aims for youth remain in stable housing. A total of 67 young adults were housed in 2015, and all 23 clients discharged last year exited to stable housing. SHP has operated in Philadelphia since 2005.

Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group, believes in empowering people to live greater lives, which advances culture and empowers greater positive change. Its grant is part of Lincoln Financial’s annual $10 million investment in its local communities’ youth education, economic and workforce development, human well-being and arts programs.

ABOUT VALLEY YOUTH HOUSE: Founded in 1973, Valley Youth House (VYH) does more than just provide a home for Pennsylvania’s vulnerable, abused and homeless youth. VYH partners with thousands of individuals each year to build a solid foundation for young people and their families. With dedicated housing, counseling, skills training, health, prevention and intervention services, VYH empowers resilient young people in establishing promising futures.

ABOUT LINCOLN FINANCIAL FOUNDATION: The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under the Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services and economic/workforce development.

Valerie Johnson
Assistant Director of Development
Valley Youth House
(215) 925-3180