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Valley Youth House

1500 Sansom St., Ste. 300A
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Main Contact: Mr. Thomas Harrington

Business Description:

Valley Youth House empowers and strengthens the lives of children, youth, and families through inclusive programming that builds resilience and fosters growth and independence. Shelter, counseling, prevention, life skills & therapeutic recreation for children, youth & families in 12 counties throughout eastern Pennsylvania. The Achieving Independence Center is located at 1415 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, and it exists to provide a safe communal space where youth in dependent care can be connected, educated, and empowered as they strive toward attaining and maintaining independence.

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Business Information:

  • Established in 1973
  • Non Profit
  • Member Since 2010


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  • 2020 Valley Youth House Golf Tournament

    Monday, September 21, 2020 10:31 AM - Monday, September 21, 2020 10:31 AM

    Posted on 9/1/2020 by Mr. Joseph Lynch of Valley Youth House

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  • Help to make an apartment a home!

    Posted on 10/10/2011 by Ms. Sarah B. DeLaurentis of Valley Youth House

    Each year, Valley Youth House - Greater Philadelphia houses over 150 young adults and their children. We are collecting used and new household items to make each of these apartments a home for our young people.

    Please contact Sarah DeLaurentis, Development Officer for more information. 215-574-9194 or

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  • Achieving Independence CenterBackpack Challenge!

    Posted on 7/6/2010 by Mr. Darek Raguza of Valley Youth House

    Remember when you were getting ready for your first semester at college? Deciding how to decorate your dorm room? There is nothing like going to school fully stocked with school supplies, dorm room necessities, and all of the fun stuff to make college-life feel like home...That is what we need here at Achieving Independence Center (AIC) and to that end; we are issuing a Backpack Challenge! We challenge your company to collect a minimum of 20 laundry baskets/backpacks/storage bins filled with school and dorm supplies to help our youth prepare for the upcoming school year.

    The AIC’s goal is to collect 150 college care package kits before August 11, 2010. Please respond by July 14, 2010 at with your company name, contact person and best way to contact them, along with the anticipated number of backpacks your company would be willing to fill, if you will be participating in our Backpack Challenge!

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  • Achieving Independence Center Mentoring Program

    Posted on 3/24/2010 by Mr. Darek Raguza of Valley Youth House

    The Achieving Independence Center’s mission to assist foster care youth in their transition to adulthood is supported by PathWaysPA by providing qualified, supportive mentors for AIC members who desire to have a mentor. The AIC Mentoring Program is available for both males and females.
    Participants of the program are recruited on a voluntary basis and are matched according to their needs and characteristics. A match may be made between one adult and one young adult or one adult and two young adults depending on the number of program participants. All matches are supported through formal and informal trainings, meetings, and activities for mentors and mentees. Through the mentoring programs, young adults have an opportunity to build self-esteem, develop a relationship with an adult, establish networks, and be supported in their social development.

    Please contact Stephanie Sylvain Mentoring Program Supervisor at 215-574-9194 or email at

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  • Suit Up

    Posted on 3/18/2010 by Mr. Darek Raguza of Valley Youth House

    Many of our young men, who are members of the Achieving Independence Center, do not own a suit or proper business attire to wear as they pursue employment nor do they have the resources to buy them. The Achieving Independence Center, therefore, is looking for your help. Help us Suit Up! our young men to be successful in their future careers.

    Please contact Donte Walker at 215-574-9194 for more details.

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