2017 Backpack Challenge Launches in Dilworth Park

The 2017 Backpack Challenge kicked off in front of City Hall on Tuesday, July 25th. The event featured remarks from VYH CEO Tom Harrington, Department of Human Services Commissioner Cynthia Figueroa, with keynote speaker Sean Brace, a Fox29 sports host and founder of PhillyInfluencer.com. The kickoff was emcee’d by Mina SayWhat and was featured by […]

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Two VYH youth join Board of Directors

Two amazing young people from VYH programs have been nominated and approved to join the Valley Youth house Board of Directors as youth advocates. The first youth is Destiny Jarnagin who is 20 years old and from Northampton County.  She attended Millersville University for her first year and is going to Northampton Community College this […]

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Foundations Community Partnership Awards VYH $10,000 BIIG Grant

Foundations Community Partnership has provided Valley Youth House with a Bucks Innovative and Improvement Grant (BIIG) for $10,000 to send youth to Valley Youth House’s Camp Fowler. Funding will provide camp scholarships, transportation, and camping supplies for 12 Bucks County youth to attend the Camp Fowler Summer Adventure Program. Youth served would not otherwise have […]

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Backpack Challenge to Kick off July 25th!

The Backpack Challenge is a school supply drive for foster youth in the greater Philadelphia area. The challenge will kick off with a press event in Dilworth Park on July 25th at 12:00PM. To learn more about the challenge, become a sponsor, or host a collection site, visit backpackchallenge.com. No time to donate at a collection […]

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Valley Youth House Receives $10,000 Grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation for Supportive Housing Program

PHILADELPHIA, PA (6/12/2017) – Valley Youth House (VYH) has received a $10,000 grant for their Supportive Housing Program for Homeless Transition Age Young Adults. This grant was made possible with generous support from Lincoln Financial Foundation. Valley Youth House’s Philadelphia Supportive Housing Program provides leasing and supportive services to homeless young adults (ages 18 to 24) who […]

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Valley Youth House holds annual Staff Appreciation Day 2017

On June 9th, Valley Youth House held our annual Staff Appreciation Day at The Fuge in Warminster, PA. The day brought together hundreds of employees from across our 12 counties and was filled with learning, celebration, and fellowship. The morning comprised of a make your own donut bar, remarks by Tom Harrington, VYH President & […]

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New Philly app will help youth find and access resources

The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, Hack4Impact, and Juvenile Law Center have joined together to create a resource app for youth in Philly experiencing homelessness or struggling to find the support services they need. The app, Youth Matters: Philly, will help youth find and access resources like shelters, housing, foodbanks, healthcare […]

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Birthday party scavenger hunt to benefit VYH

Most birthdays we know are celebrated with a party or special meal – but not this one. VYH supporter, Jason Cotter, has designed and hosted scavenger hunts all around Philadelphia for his last few birthdays, and added a charitable component this year. As part of the scavenger hunt, his friends divided into teams and competed […]

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Big Announcement: Five Lehigh Valley VYH offices are moving!

Our Lehigh Valley Offices are moving! After extensive research, site visits, and discussions by the Valley Youth House (VYH) Board of Directors, as well as the Real Estate and Finance Committees of the Board, Valley Youth House has purchased a new office located at 3400 Highpoint Blvd., Bethlehem, PA 18017. Located just North of Highway 22 and […]

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