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Everybody Needs Someone, The Aging out of Foster Care Project Book is nearly sold out.  Order your copy today and help us afford a second run! You can order our book through paypal by selecting the Buy Now button below. The book is 94 pages, 9″x12″. Funds raised through the sale of the book will […]

Action: Brittny needs your help


Christmas is a time when most people think of getting together with family at home. But this Christmas Brittny Boden, a 24 year old we profiled in our Aging out of Foster Care project, is facing eviction from her low-income housing complex, and has neither family nor friends to turn to right now to help her.
Our goal is to raise $1734 by December 12th, 2012 (we’ve raised $655 so far, $1079 to go!)

Brittny keeps getting back up


Photos and Video by William Vazquez Aging out of Foster Care, Brittny’s Story from William Vazquez on Vimeo. Brittny’s mother and father were unable to care for her and she passed back and forth between her parents and grandparents. It was her grand parents that finally put her into foster care. While in foster care […]

Latest NYC Meetup. Photo Editing Session for LICM Exhibition


The SalaamGarageNYC team was in full photo editing mode at the latest NYC Meetup.  We are getting ready for the Everybody Needs Someone, Aging-Out of Foster Care in NY Book and Exhibition.  It is hard work picking images and text from this adult project that explores what happens when youth age out of the foster […]

Stepping Stones to Independence, Fekri’s Journey

Fekri Kram in the Bronx

Story By Tommy Hallissey Photography by Bruce Byers Fekri from Bruce Byers on Vimeo. Without a word, Fekri’s disarming, toothy smile betrays the suffering he endured coming of age in the New York City foster care system. Those crooked pearly whites hide the agony of being sold into slavery in Tunisia at the age of […]

Linda's Story, Aging Out of Foster Care in NYC

Linda and Levontae by Ian Spanier

Story by Carrie Vining Spanier Photos by Ian Spanier Upon meeting Linda J., I was immediately struck by her confidence  and overall presence.  We spoke as if she had known me for years.  She  shared as if I were her confidant.   Twenty one-year-old Linda, was  thrust into the foster care  system at the tender age […]