VYH Welcomes Jameel Rush to Board of Governors

Valley Youth House is pleased to welcome Jameel Rush, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at The Philadelphia Inquirer, as a new member of the Board of Governors. Jameel Rush began his role as Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with The Philadelphia Inquirer in 2020. He is a Philadelphia native that holds […]

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Host Homes Needed: Bridge2Home is Creating Innovative Solutions to Reduce Youth Homelessness in Western PA

In 2019, Valley Youth House expanded into Western PA to meet the increasing need of youth experiencing homelessness. We are currently serving Allegheny, Armstrong and Westmoreland Counties with our Bridge2Home, Host Home Program. Our decision to expand services into Western PA was based on increased numbers of youth in need of stable housing. In 2018-2019, […]

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Statement on the Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict

From the desk of Thomas R. Harrington, President & Executive Director, Valley Youth House: Yesterday, a Minnesota jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all charges in the death of George Floyd. This historic trial and conviction should remind us of the value of every human life. However, we recognize that this case is just the […]

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Teddy Bear Toss 2020 – Teddy Bear Pick Up

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms’ annual Teddy Bear Toss, which was held virtually this past year, was a big success with $2,128 raised by Phantoms Phans!  Presented by Dan’s Camera City, this fan-favorite event draws a significant number of teddy bear and stuffed donations each year to be distributed to Lehigh Valley youth served by Valley […]

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Camp Fowler 2021: Support a Camper!

Summer is right around the corner and we’re getting ready for youth to join us at Camp Fowler! At Valley Youth House, we understand that every young person’s situations are unique. That’s why our team members utilize responsive, customized programs to meet the needs of vulnerable young people in our communities. Camp Fowler is a […]

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Statement Against Anti-Asian Hate and Violence

From the Desk of Thomas R. Harrington, Executive Director & President, Valley Youth House: At Valley Youth House, we are saddened, angered, and disheartened by the hate targeting people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent nationally since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the recent hate crime against the Asian American & […]

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Valley Youth House Announces Staff Promotions & New Assignments

Valley Youth House is pleased to announce the following staff promotions and new responsibilities taken on by several of our colleagues: Krista Brown-Ly has been hired as Valley Youth House’s new Vice President for the Central and Western Regions of Pennsylvania. Krista most recently served as the Executive Director of the Family Promise Program of Carbon County, […]

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NATIONAL EATING DISORDER AWARENESS WEEK FEB. 22-28, 2021

At Valley Youth House, our Youth Education Program (YEP) is collaborating with The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) to invite ‘Every Body to Have a Seat at the Table’ by encouraging conversations that raise awareness, challenge systemic biases, and highlight stories from all backgrounds and experiences.

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Valley Youth House MLK Observance 2021

On Monday, January 20, 2021 our nation will commemorate the 92nd Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  This holiday celebrates this civil rights leader’s life and legacy, as he worked tirelessly to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive world.  Many know that Mrs. Coretta Scott King envisioned this holiday to be designated as a day of […]

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