In 2015/ 2016, co-artist directors Patti Fraser and Corin Browne collaborated with Violet-Rose Pharoah, Sylvia McFadden, and Meengyao Liang to further explore the experiences of youth aging out of foster care and the ways in which the “public parent” or community can make important contributions to the lives of these youth.   They met with, interviewed, and photographed seven remarkable and inspiring people who generously shared stories of relationships, connections and the adults that made a difference in their lives. The collection of short video portraits of  these remarkable people are moving testimonials of agency and of how support and connection can change lives.

If we want youth leaving foster care to thrive, they need support.
Lets make sure all young people have opportunities to succeed.

Each story will be featured as a part of the Fostering Change, Write the Future Campaign.

Al Thompson from Housing Matters Media Project on Vimeo.

Guy Bonneau from Housing Matters Media Project on Vimeo.

Danielle from Housing Matters Media Project on Vimeo.

 

Shaelyn B from Housing Matters Media Project on Vimeo.

Haruko Okano from Housing Matters Media Project on Vimeo.

Patrick Stewart from Housing Matters Media Project on Vimeo.

Sam from Housing Matters Media Project on Vimeo.