Every year, 30,000-45,000 young adults are ejected or “aged out” from the foster care system. Without a community or family surrounding them, 1 in 5 will become homeless and over 50% of them as a whole will experience periods of homelessness.
For the resourceful former foster youth that are able to secure a living space after they are ejected from the system, the majority do not have the means, furniture, art, or supplies to make that house a HOME.
This is where A Sense of Home comes in.
I grew up in a family that provided foster care for most of my childhood. I got to very intimately see how difficult life can be for a young person who spends their life tossed around, feeling discarded, with no foundation to stand on.
I firmly believe that your environment hugely impacts your effectiveness and quality of life. These young adults that move out of foster care might have a blanket to lay on the floor or live with their clothes in trash bags.
A Sense of Home collects donated Home items and in one quick day transforms the homes of these former foster youth into inspiring safe havens for then to finally call “HOME”.
A Sense of Home brings together volunteers to serve as a family would — utilizing donated furniture to make the youth’s first permanent living space beautiful — giving them dignity, self-worth & pride.
This holiday season would you give generously to this amazing nonprofit? Tuesday Nov 28th is #GivingTuesday. Let’s show up for former foster youth!
Having done one home creation for a former foster youth already through A Sense of Home, I know the impact is TREMENDOUS.
Help me in making an impact on the lives of former foster youth today by donating to “A Sense of Home” here on my page.