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Author Berg, Ryan, 1974-

Title No house to call my home : love, family, and other transgressions / Ryan Berg.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Nation Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2015].


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 BERG,R    Available
Description xx, 294 pages ; 22 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary "Underemployed and directionless, Ryan Berg took a job in a group home for disowned and homeless LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) teenagers. His job was to help these teens discover their self worth, get them back on their feet, earn high school degrees, and find jobs. But he had no idea how difficult it would be, and the complexities that were involved with coaxing them away from dangerous sex work and cycles of drug and alcohol abuse, and helping them heal from years of abandonment and abuse. In No House to Call My Home, Ryan Berg tells profoundly moving, intimate, and raw stories from the frontlines of LGBTQ homelessness and foster care. In the United States, 43% of homeless youth were forced out by their parents because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Berg faced young people who have battled extreme poverty, experienced unbalanced opportunities, structural racism, and homophobia. He found himself ill-equipped to help, in part because they are working within a system that paints in broad strokes, focused on warehousing young people, rather than helping them build healthy relationships with adults that could lead to a successful life once they age out of foster care"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Lady fingers -- The 401. A member of the family -- Drastic escapes -- Tick tick boom -- The color of leaves -- Keap Street. No after-school special -- Things families do -- Fire starter -- Disappear -- Aftercare. Going home.
Subject Berg, Ryan, 1974-
Sexual minority youth -- Services for -- New York (State) -- New York.
Sexual minority youth -- Counseling of -- New York (State) -- New York.
Gay teenagers -- Services for -- New York (State) -- New York.
Gay teenagers -- Counseling of -- New York (State) -- New York.
Group homes for youth -- New York (State) -- New York.
Residence counselors -- New York (State) -- New York.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781568585093 (hardback)
1568585098 (hardback)
9781568585109 (e-book)

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