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The Valley Youth House Pride Housing Program - Eric's Story

The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund is pleased to support grant awardee, The Valley Youth House. Started in 2009, Valley Youth House is the only organization in Philadelphia that provides rapid rehousing to homeless LGBTQ youth, which includes rental assistance and supportive services to prepare the youth for independence. The story of one young man illustrates the impact of the Pride program. “Eric” joined Pride in the Spring of 2013 after deciding that he wanted to move out of a local homeless shelter and live on his own. Eric was a homeless youth whose mother forced him to leave her house because she did not approve of his gay identity and could not tolerate his emotional problems. Eric ha

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