VYH Receives Donation from LV Chamber LGBT Council Gala Proceeds

As the beneficiary of the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce LGBT Business Council silent auction, VYH received a check for $5,000 to benefit our youth.  The LGBT Business Council’s second annual LGBT Gala was a stylish semi-formal event held to raise awareness and celebrate the achievements of our community in the greater Lehigh Valley.  Proceed of the silent auction benefitted VYH.  The Gala was attended by approximately 150 of the area’s most dedicated and respected individuals and will benefit the Valley Youth House.

LGBT youth and families in the Lehigh Valley are supported through Valley Youth House’s diverse array of programming, which includes housing, life skills, case management, and support with employment and education goals.   These services are particularly important to LGBT youth, as they are affected by homelessness at much higher rates than the general population.  Some estimates show that 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBT.

Thank you for your generosity!