A Sense of Home

A Sense of Home
A Sense of Home
GoFundMe Charity : Jun 01, 2016
Tax ID: 47-3814056
BASED: Venice, CA, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.asenseofhome.org


A Sense of Home strives to prevent homelessness by creating first-ever homes for youth aging out of foster care with donated furniture and home goods. 30% of those struggling with homelessness are former foster youth. The homeless crisis can only end through prevention.

There are between 20,000 – 35,000 youth “aging-out” of the foster care system each year. These are the most at risk at becoming homeless in America. Seven out of ten girls aging-out have children of their own. The next generation is at greatest risk of going into foster care. By pooling resources readily available in the community to create beautiful first homes, we change the trajectory of aged-out foster youth (and their own children). Whether they have already experienced homelessness or not, 99% of recipients of ASOH have been successful in maintaining their tenancy.

ASOH gathers the least recycled household items; furniture and home goods contributing to a greener environment. Returned products to furniture and home goods stores just like the items in one’s own home are often discarded. These quality items become a life-changing gift for former foster youth when installed lovingly by volunteers from the community; transforming the way the youth view themselves as well as those around them.

At the core of our work is the home creation. Empty walls, floors and rooms, once unlivable, are transformed into fully-furnished, functional and beautiful homes in less than two hours by a team of 12-24 volunteers. By sponsoring home creations businesses or families give back to the community while providing employees or family members a rewarding and life changing team-building experience. ASOH not only eliminates the financial obstacles of furnishing a home but also improves the overall well-being of the recipient as well as society overall.

ASOH strives to create a physical home that is the embodiment of the dreams and unique personality of each youth (and their young family) to transform their experience of scarcity and survival to one of comfort and care. Youth who receive a home creation pay-it-forward by partaking as volunteers to create homes for other youth.

The ASOH model addresses two major social crises: homelessness and the environment and matches excess in consumer goods with those in need through a seamless process that adds value to every participant, at every step.


Tax ID: 47-3814056 • www.asenseofhome.org


ASOH 100 Home Campaign Image ASOH 100 Home Campaign Amount Raised: $470,249

94% Raised of$500,000 Goal