REQUEST ASSISTANCE

Were you once in foster care and have arrived at the milestone of setting up your first permanent home?

Would you benefit from community support to help you set up your home so you can focus on building your future?

If yes, please review our eligibility criteria below and complete the onboarding application to request assistance.

At this time we are accepting applications for assistance from former foster youth who reside in Los Angeles County, surrounding areas and the Bay Area.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must not reside in transitional housing.
  • Applicants must upload the copy of a fully executed residential lease agreement showing applicant’s name as the leasing party. Or if a student renting a room, must show valid student ID card.
  • Applicants must upload a copy of documentation showing that they have at one point been in the foster care system. (Learn how to obtain documentation here).
  • Applicants must be requesting assistance for their first home.
  • Applicants must be working or going to school (or a combination of work and school) for at least 30 hours per week.

If you meet all of the above eligibility criteria, please complete our assistance application below:

If you are unsure if you qualify please email: youth@asenseofhome.org

Please have these documents ready for upload as a part of your application before proceeding:

  1. Your fully executed residential lease agreement.
  2. Documentation showing that you are no longer in foster care.
  3. Photos showing the living room, dining area, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom of your apartment

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 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 availability of volunteer teams to conduct home creations, the furniture applicants currently have inside the home, and the geographic location of the home.

Additionally, as a part of your application for assistance, you will be asked to sign the following waivers:

ASOH accepts one additional request for moving assistance or 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.

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