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.