Event Name: Forum: Creative Community Responses to LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

Date: Oct 21, 2018
Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 10:45 am
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Cost: No charge, no registration
Contact Person: Allison Campbell Johnson
Contact Phone: (612) 977-1269
Address: Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Event Website: http://www.plymouth.org
Contact Email: allisoncj@plymouth.org

Forum: Creative Community Responses to LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

Sunday, Oct. 21, 10:00–10:45 a.m., Theater. No charge, no registration

Youth experience homelessness due to lack of affordable housing, poverty, systemic failure and mental health issues. Others become homeless because of rejection due to their identity: 40 percent of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ. The Host Home model is a community response to youth homelessness. It offers an intimate approach to providing LGBTQ youth with homes and support.

Ryan Berg, ConneQT Host Home Program Manager, was a residential counselor and case manager for LGBTQ youth in foster care in New York City before coming to Minnesota. His book about LGBTQ youth homelessness and foster care, No House to Call My Home: Love, Family and Other Transgressions, was published by Nation Books.

Suggested audience: High school students and adults

Plymouth Congregational Church offers free events Sundays at 10.

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