Furnishing a home is a weapon against homelessness: “Furniture provision services reduces tenancy failure… a lack of furniture has adverse psychological impacts.”*
In 90-minutes, a community of loving volunteers harnesses the excess capacity business model to furnish a space with donated goods. Without a bed, basic kitchen items, and a place to work, eat, and study, self-sufficiency is not possible.
*(CRESR at Sheffield Hallam University, “Assessment of the need for furniture” Aimee Ambrose, et al, Mar. 2016)
Recipients of ASOH have greater improved outcomes than their peers who have not received ASOH services. While organizations exist to support foster youths’ transitions to independence, no other organization is exclusively dedicated to providing home necessities to help youth successfully achieve self-sufficiency.
of beneficiaries report feeling in control of their finances.
of beneficiaries surveyed have maintained house stability after 2 years.
of beneficiaries report feeling hopeful about their future.
of beneficiaries report feeling confident in their ability to succeed.
of beneficiaries report feeling equipped to take on life’s challenges.
of beneficiaries surveyed have maintained housing stability after 5 years.
of beneficiaries surveyed two years later are successfully working and/ or studying.
Foster youth who have overcome all odds to achieve a roof over their head, but arrive with only the means to live on the floor, are likely to become homeless. Within 18 months of emancipation, 50% of youth exiting foster care will become homeless and 25% will be incarcerated. ASOH helps them go from surviving to thriving.
25% of Youth
who have aged-out of the system won’t graduate from high school or be able to pass their GED.
of incarcerated inmates in US prisons have spent time in foster care.
of girls who have been in the system of foster care will become pregnant before age 21.
of the homeless population spent time in foster care.
of all child sex trafficking victims have histories of being in foster care.
is the unemployment rate of youth aging out of the foster care system.
Less Than 3% Chance
of aged-out foster care youths going on to earn a college degree at any point in their lifetime.
of foster youth have been diagnosed with PTSD.
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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