A staggering 30% of the homeless population are youth who have exited foster care. At age 18 (or 21), foster youth “age-out” of the system and are forced to fend for themselves without a safety net and having never been adopted. The odds are stacked against them. There are between 20,000 – 35,000 youth exiting the system each year and faced with homelessness, or when they get an apartment are without the means to make it a home. Seven out of ten young women have children of their own.
ASOH transforms the lives of at-risk foster youth who “age out” of the system by creating their first ever homes utilizing new, donated furniture and the loving-kindness of volunteers. Creating up to 3 homes per week, volunteers gather to turn empty spaces into beautiful, inspiring homes in under 2 hours, forever changing these young people’s lives.