VYH Recognized by True Colors Fund on #40toNone Day
Valley Youth House was recognized by the True Colors Fund and the city of Philadelphia Mayor’s office for our work to end LGBTQ youth homelessness. As part of the recognition, a proclamation was read nationwide and signed by Mayor Kenney to announce that 4/26 would be #40toNone Day. #40toNone Day represent thea pproximately 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), yet LGBT young people make up less than 7% of the general youth population. While identity-based family rejection is the most commonly cited reason, there are many factors that contribute to LGBT youth homelessness. Our goal is to ultimately reduce the disproportionate percentage from 40% to none.