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Endowment Fund to Further the Mission of Valley Youth House

Valley Youth House started in 1973 as a single shelter in the Lehigh Valley, for homeless and runaway kids.  That first shelter was open day and night; ensuring the vulnerable, abused and homeless young people in the community had access to housing and counseling. Even then, Valley Youth House represented more than just a roof and beds. We were an organization committed to building a solid foundation for every individual who came through our doors.

That same dedication still drives us today, as we have grown from that first shelter in the Valley to over 100 residential facilities throughout 12 counties in Eastern Pennsylvania. Though our reach and programming have vastly expanded to include street outreach, skills training, counseling, health, prevention, and intervention services, our mission remains the same. We do whatever it takes to make sure that every young person we meet has a sturdy base upon which to build a healthy future.

Valley Youth House has grown into the largest provider of help and support to homeless youth and families in the Lehigh Valley.  Every year, more than 35,000 children, youth, and families are served by Valley Youth House.

Valley Youth House established this quasi-endowed fund in 2016 in partnership with the Community Foundation.  This is a special fund for the Community Foundation because it is the 200th charitable fund established at the Community Foundation!

Valley Youth House Mission Statement

Valley Youth House empowers and strengthens the lives of children, youth, and families through inclusive programming that builds resilience and fosters growth and independence.

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Gifts in the form of a check can be made payable to the Endowment Fund to Further the Mission of Valley Youth House and mailed to The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, 840 West Hamilton Street, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18101. 

Gifts can also be made via credit card by clicking the PayPal 'Donate' button below.  A PayPal account is not required to make an online gift to the Fund.