Impact on Recipients

A Solution to Homelessness

50% of the Homeless Population Spent Time in Foster Care

Furnishing a home is a weapon against homelessness: “Furniture provision services reduces tenancy failure… a lack of furniture has adverse psychological impacts.”*

A Roof is Not Enough – Upcycling & Volunteers Change Everything

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)

A Unique & Proven Model

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.

Transform from Surviving to Thriving

By removing a layer of poverty by providing over 250 items to create a functioning home, frees up funds and energy to focus on health, food, education, rent, utilities and the ability to save for a future down payment on a home.

Children born to youth in foster care have higher rates of child welfare services involvement than the children of adolescent parents in the general population. Providing these kids with a home is essential in averting them entering the system that their parents endured.

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25% of Youth
who have aged-out of the system won’t graduate from high school or be able to pass their GED.

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.

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A Sense of Home strives to prevent homelessness by creating first-ever homes and a community for youth aging out of foster care.

Impact on Recipients - A Sense of Home