Sep 23, 2020 7:30 AM
Emily Conners, M.S.,Dev Officer-Valley Youth House
Valley Youth House: Serving Vulnerable Youth & Families in our Region
Valley Youth House envisions a world in which every young person belongs to a nurturing community.


Valley Youth House began in 1973 as a single youth shelter in Bethlehem, PA. VYH was open day and night, ensuring that vulnerable, abused and homeless young people in the community had access to shelter and counseling. Even then, we represented more than just a roof and beds. We were an organization committed to building a solid foundation for every youth who came through our doors.

That same dedication still drives us today, as we have grown from that first shelter in the Lehigh Valley to over 300 residential facilities throughout 20 counties in Pennsylvania. While our reach and programming have vastly expanded to include street outreach, housing, counseling, skills training, health, prevention, and intervention services, our mission remains the same: to be the catalyst for youth to achieve their desired future through genuine relationships that support families, ensure safe places, and build community connections.