From a Random Act of Kindness to


From a Random Act of Kindness to


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. 50% of those struggling with homelessness are former foster youth. The homeless crisis can only end through prevention.










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Long-time ASOH volunteers kick off 2024 with a Home Creation for Ariyuanna.

Support a college student by ensuring their dorm room feels & functions like home

You can make a $1,000 donation here or
create a dorm-room kit with help of your friends.

Sponsor a Home Creation

  • Sponsoring the creation of a home in the individual or family’s apartment
  • $8k donation
  • Up to 24 volunteers (depends on the size of the home)
  • You will receive details of the individual or family you are creating a home for
  • Feel free to bring anything your heart desires, for example — welcome home gift baskets
  • Videos and photos provided
  • ASOH provides all items for the home including refreshments and lunch for you and your family
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Sponsor a Home in Someone’s Honor

  • Donate $8k to sponsor a home in honor of someone you adore
  • We will send an animated card revealing this gift to the individual you are honoring
  • We will send you the video of your home creation and can further dedicate it to the individual you are honoring
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Wishlist Shopping Online

  • You may want to share with your community & colleagues the ASOH wishlist
  • This is updated weekly to reflect the items ASOH is in most need of to install all 250+ items in the every home that we create.
  • For example if you click on our wishlist you will notice that we are in great need of crib mattresses and decor.
  • Your colleagues could shop online for this list, or you might choose to do a decor drive at your company — where everyone brings in decor to the office on a specified date and then you deliver all of the decor donations to the ASOH warehouse on a Tuesday.
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From One Kid to Another

Are you ready to change a child's life?

  • Take a look at your possessions. What don’t you really need?
  • If you are an 8-year-old, and you have out grown your amazing 7-year-old clothes — Please collect and prepare them for a child who needs these right now.
  • Neatly fold all of your favorite 7-year-old clothes and place it in one of your largest organizer boxes.
  • Then add shoes, socks, schools supplies, books, toys and games.
  • Write a note especially for the 7-year-old who is going to receive these items.
  • Create a label for the outside of the box and label “7-year-old”. Then tell all your friends to do the same!!
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Volunteer at the ASOH Warehouse in Hawthorne

  • Schedule 2 hour or 4 hour volunteer activities
  • Tuesdays through Saturdays 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Individuals and/or small groups of volunteers
  • Create custom kits for homes
  • Build furniture
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Donate Furniture & Homewares

With every new beginning, comes the opportunity to donate furniture & homewares. We thank you for thinking of A Sense of Home for your donations.

  • It is important to note that we only accept undamaged items.
  • Donors are asked to have all items delivered by their movers or companies, such as Lugg or Dolly.
  • Deliveries are made to the ASOH warehouse: 3457 W. El Segundo Blvd. Unit A. Hawthorne CA 90250.
  • All donation deliveries must be scheduled.
  • Go to for more information and to complete your donation form.
  • Upload photos of all furniture items to ensure the size will work within the small spaces in which we create homes.
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Love Library – Book Drive

We welcome and thank you for undertaking a book drive to inspire and help enhance education for the amazing young people we serve.

  • We install a Love Library in each home both for kids and for the young adults we serve.
  • To participate in the book drive, you can collect donated books or purchases.
  • Go to for our suggested reading list and where you can purchase.
  • We ask that you ship your “Love Library” packages to the ASOH warehouse: 3457 W. El Segundo Blvd. Unit A. Hawthorne CA 90250.
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Creating your own Fundraising Campaign

  • Raise $8,000 to sponsor a home creation on site
  • Go to
  • Your team gets to create the home, or make it a virtual home creation and you will receive a video and dedicate it to a loved one or a group of individuals.
  • On-site home creations occur when daily LA COVID caseloads are lower than 500/day.
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Create Welcome Home Kits

  • Prepare welcome home baskets and kits for ASOH recipients.
  • The kits and baskets are designed to serve a specific function or to make a specific room functional.
  • For example, cooking kits ensure a fully functional kitchen and yummy cooking.
  • Go to for a full list of each kit.
  • Watch this video to get inspired
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Latest Press

Michelle Rodriguez Recalls Being ‘Ripped Away’ from Mom and Placed in Foster Care at 6 at the A Sense of Home 2022 Gala.

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Create Your Own Fundraising Campaign

Rally your community and friends in innovative ways to ensure A Sense of Home can keep up with increasing demands for home creations in Los Angeles, and help ASOH open in cities across the country.

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Explore items available for bidding at A Sense of Home’s exclusive online auction, including a VIP Heitz Cellars Napa Valley Experience package! All proceeds will go towards creating homes for aged out foster youth.

Homes Created
Youths in Bed
Volunteer Hours
Donated Items Installed

We need your help to raise $80,000 by Mother’s Day! Click on the link in our bio to access our Mother`s Day Digital Toolkit and encourage your community to be a part of our village that is supporting former foster youth mothers and their children. 💞⁠

Thank you for helping ASOH prevent homelessness for former foster youth mothers.🫶⁠

#communitypowered #mothersday #fosteryouthmatter #fosteryouthempowerment #asenseofhome #ASOH⁠

We are grateful to The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation for sponsoring Nancy’s #HomeCreation! In only 90-minutes their team transformed Nancy’s empty space into a fully furnished home for her and her son Damian. 🫶

With her new sense of home and a caring community, Nancy is better equipped to care for her son and achieve her dreams of becoming a Probation Officer to support her peers. 

Help #asenseofhome support more mothers like Nancy, CLICK THE LINK IN OUR BIO TO DONATE to our #mothersday campaign. Any amount makes a huge difference!❤️❤️❤️

#transformationtuesday #asenseofhome #ASOH

“showing love through action” is exactly what #asenseofhome is all about. Each #HomeCreation is an expression of love from our community to the former foster youth we support and from young mothers to their children, now able to provide them with a comfortable home - breaking cycles of poverty and homelessness. 🫶💞

Help us spread more love this #mothersday by joining our efforts to create homes for 10 former foster youth mothers and their children by Mother’s Day. 

Every  $8,000 raised provides a mother and her children transitioning out of the foster care system and into her first-ever home, with a fully furnished home and supportive community.🏠❤️


#1mother2another #communitypowered #giveback #fosteryouthmatter #asoh

Our celebration of #NationalVolunteerMonth continues with these beautiful words from Sam Hyatt, @Poosh VP of Brand Partnerships and #ASOH volunteer. We are incredibly grateful to work alongside such compassionate and dedicated volunteers such as the #poosh team. 🫶

A heartfelt thank you to Sam, Poosh, and all of our amazing volunteers!❤️❤️❤️

Click the link in our bio to learn how your workplace can VOLUNTEER WITH #ASOH!

#NVM #communitypowered #giveback #volunteer #fosteryouthempowerment

Calling all foster care advocates‼️

#asenseofhome has been chosen as one of @la2050’s Volunteer Activation Mini Grant recipients as part of their #LA2050GrantsChallenge. 🥳

LA2050 will host volunteer opportunities around LA County to encourage Angelenos to cast their vote for the issues that matter most to them from April 2nd - May 8th.  

@sjplosangeles and @goldhirshfdn will award local organizations that address the social issues voted upon as LA2050 Grants Challenge Winners! This unique approach turns the power of grantmaking over to the public through online voting! 

Volunteer with #ASOH on April 27th and help create a home for a former foster youth moving into their first-ever home. 🏠🫶


#CommunityPowered #VolunteerOpportunity #GiveBack #FosterYouthEmpowerment #HomelessnessPrevention

This amazing mother-daughter duo has been a part of the #asenseofhome community since their #HomeCreation 4 years ago.

Elizabeth is an incredible mother to Naomi, and together they pay-it-forward by volunteering with us regularly.🫶

Please join us this #mothersday as #ASOH supports mother’s like Elizabeth, in being the best mom they can possibly be for their children and breaking the cycle of poverty.💞

CLICK THE LINK IN OUR BIO TO DONATE TODAY! Any amount makes an impact! A donation of $50 provides essential cooking supplies for a young mother and her children moving into their first-ever home.🏠❤️

#1mother2another #fosterlove #communitypowered #giveback #fosteryouthmatter

#asenseofhome is honored to receive the @CCSWG #WomensRecoveryResponse grant! 👏

 At #ASOH 87% of the former foster youth we serve are women, of which 54% are young mothers. This grant supports our efforts to provide long-term supportive services to the young women and children we serve including resource navigation, financial literacy, parenting support, empowerment workshops and events, and connection to a supportive community.💞

Thank you #CCSWG for your continued support!!

#WomenAreEssential #communitypowered #fosterlove #fosteryouthmatter

When we think of the volunteers from @Maternlawgroup we can’t help but smile. 🥰 This team of committed individuals exudes a contagious sense of joy and positivity.

Thank you #MaternLawGroup for sponsoring Jennifer’s #HomeCreation and for volunteering time in the #asenseofhome warehouse, assembling furniture for the former foster youth we serve. The love and care you brought into Jennifer’s home is a reflection of the supportive community she is now a part of. ❤️❤️❤️

Click the link in our bio to learn how your company can volunteer with #ASOH! 

#fosteryouthempowerment #communitypowered #fosteryouthmatter

At #asenseofhome 87% of the former foster youth we serve are women, of which 54% are young mothers. 💞

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we are on a mission to raise $80,000 to create homes for 10 amazing mothers and their families by Mother’s Day! 💐Help us break the cycle of poverty and give the gift of safety, dignity, comfort, and community to a former foster youth mother and her children. 🏠❤️

From #1mother2another, every contribution helps change lives! Click the link in our bio to DONATE TODAY.


#1mother2another #ASOH #MothersDay #giveback #communitypowered

OUT NOW‼️ Check out #ASOH Executive Director Rachel Stich and Community Resource Navigator Elvira Laguna on the @composed_living podcast! Rachel and Elvira join Elsa Elbert to discuss foster youth, homelessness prevention, the power of community, and ways you can get involved. 🫶

#ComposedLiving are long-time friends and supporters of #asenseofhome who regularly donate items for our #HomeCreations. 🏠❤️ It was a pleasure to join them for this important conversation and help raise awareness on the issues impacting those we serve. 

Listen to the full episode, “Creating a Sense of Home with Rachel Stich and Elvira Laguna of ASOH” on #spotify and #applepodcasts - CLICK THE LINK IN OUR BIO TO LISTEN NOW!🎙️🎧

 #fosterlove #fosteryouth #composedgiving #homelessnessprevention #communitypowered #fosteryouthempowerment

Thank you to the Fahey family and friends for being Jewell’s community! 🥰 It’s beautiful when we see one family showing up for another. The Faheys truly embody what it means to be part of the #ASOH community. 

If you and your family are interested in joining the ASOH Community by sponsoring a #HomeCreation, reach out to

#asenseofhome #communitypowered #fostercareempowerment #volunteer #giveback

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