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 of VYH, along with members of the Boards of Directors and Governors and staff, attended the standing-room-only hearing to show their support for the issue and ask City Council to consider providing support for the cause. #CouchesDontCount and the Synergy Project were both stationed outside City Hall to help direct attendees to the correct space. Several news outlets covered the hearing, including:  

Fox 29 Good Day

NBC 10

Philadelphia Inquirer


Metro Philadelphia

Philly Gay News


You can find the full list of testimonies via People’s Emergency Center, and a summary of the social media posts from the event via Pathways PA