A Sense of Home creates first-ever homes for youth aging out of foster care with donated furniture and home goods.
No, you do not need a referral to apply. You can apply directly to our service by completing the application below.
All former foster youth who meet our Eligibility Criteria qualify for our service.
No, you can apply even before having your lease in hand.
Our team will reach out to you within three business days to review your application with you.
Home Creations are when a team of volunteers come to your empty home to install donated furniture in under 2 hours. A Warehouse Pickup is when recipients bring a truck and pickup specific items for their home.
Warehouse Pickups are for applicants who meet our Eligibility Criteria and have one or more of the following:
To organize and host a Home Creation, all of the following criteria must be met:
This depends on a multitude of factors, but the turnaround time can be as little as 2 days or a 3-8 week wait.
A Sense of Home cannot always provide a full installation Home Creation. In these cases, we ask the recipient to rent a Uhaul and come and pick up everything for your home! We walk you through the placement of items and load the truck for you!
ASOH runs off donations, our inventory changes weekly. We encourage you to share what you like in the phone interview but cannot guarantee any furniture pieces.
Priority goes to first time applicants. ASOH provides furnishings typically one time. In cases in which the safety or security of the recipient and/or their children is endangered, management may determine you are eligible for a second service. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to determine eligibility. Most second requests are not granted due to our policies.
Yes, if you are renting a room as a student, without a lease, you can apply! If you are a non-student renting a room with a lease, you can apply! If you are renting a room, you are still eligible for a full home furnishings once you get your very own place.
A Sense of Home does not have an age limit, it must be your first apartment where you are the leaseholder.
Only if they are former foster youth and meet our eligibility requirements. They would need to fill out a full application as well.
No, for housing and other resources available in California for Transition Age Youth (TAY) and former foster youth please click here.
Acknowledgement and Acceptance
By completing this application you understand and accept that the furniture and housewares you are requesting have been received as donations to A Sense of Home. Therefore, the items you will receive have mostly been previously used. While we do our best to provide you items with minimal wear and damage, you understand that they are not in brand new condition. Once the items are placed in your home, they belong to you and A Sense of Home does not make repairs or replacements of the items.
Furthermore, ASOH will make the final determination of whether an applicant will receive an entire home creation or be invited to obtain specific items from the warehouse. This determination is made based on various factors including the availability of volunteer teams to conduct home creations, the furniture applicants currently have inside the home, and the geographic location of the home.
ASOH accepts one additional request for additional furniture or housewares from recipients for up to one year after initial onboarding. This benefit may only be used once. The qualification criteria applicable to initial assistance would also apply for repeat requests with priority given to first-time requests. At its discretion, management may make exceptions to this policy when the safety or security of recipients and/or their children is endangered.
For other resources available in California, click here.
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