What began as a random act of kindness, has adapted into an incredible community. Together we have created more than 630 homes – helping 1,500+ former foster youth and their children.

Our Story


  • Georgie Smith and Melissa Goddard answer a call for help from a foster youth who aged-out of foster care by creating a “home”


  • Smith & Goddard register ASOH as a 501c 3
  • ASOH begins operating as a pilot program under a fiscal sponsor
  • ASOH receives its first-ever donation and with it, a truck is purchased
  • A donated warehouse allows furniture donations to be stored
  • First employees are hired
  • In October ASOH’s founding board is established and meets


  • ASOH receives its 501c 3 status
  • 100th home is created
  • All major agencies & judges in LA begin referring youth to ASOH
  • Founder honored as Top 10 CNN Hero
  • 2nd truck is donated


  • 200th home is created
  • Snap Inc. sponsors 30 home creations / year
  • National brands establish partnerships
  • 3rd truck is donated


  • 300th home is created
  • Now creating more than 110 homes per year
  • Designer Kelly Wearstler launches #Designer Challenge
  • First COO is hired. Internal audit and strategic plan for scale is completed.
  • Snap Inc. sponsors 30 home creations / year




  • Begin using the ASOH App
  • Shift into post-pandemic planning
  • Return to onsite Home Creations
  • Identify partner organization to expand to NYC
  • Second ever gala
  • 800th home created

How We Began

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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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