For each of us, home is the center of our world. It is where we design and manifest our future. Being at “home” is a feeling that makes us feel like we belong in the world. It is a predictable and secure place. It is where we manage our emotional and physical well-being. It is our centering place to build and grow healthy relationships, where we orientate ourselves, maintain order, organize our lives and improve our productivity as employees and students.
So too, for aged-out foster youth once they receive their sense of home. It is a place where they can make plans for birthdays, holiday gatherings, and family dinners. It is a wellspring of inspiration to grow their confidence, to go out into the world, and work to improve their life.
A safe and stable place to live is widely recognized by the scientific community as imperative to maintaining good health, lessening the deterioration of mental health, and vital for an individual to achieve positive outcomes in education and employment.
This is to become self-fulfilled and all that a person can be. For self-actualized individuals home is more than a place to live, it is a place where one can manifest one’s dreams.
A degree of self-respect as well as respect for others and respect received from others. Being proud of one’s own home, creates self-esteem that emboldens self-respect and inspires respectful behavior to others and one’s environment. Mutual respect empowers the pursuit of career and educational goals.
Having a space that feels like home affords a sense of belonging while being accepted and understood by the community affords the confidence to build and grow healthy relationships.
To be free of fear. When a person is in a state of fear, all concentration goes to calming the fear with no ability to focus on achieving other goals. For a person to develop fully as a human being there must feel safe, especially in their home.
The need for food, drink, shelter, sleep, and oxygen. If a person cannot satisfy their basic survival needs, they cannot move up the pyramid to meet additional basic needs.
has found that an inhabitant flourishes in their home when the home reflects their personality and aspirations.
Each ASOH home creation is custom designed for the recipient based on their goals, favorite colors, passions, hobbies, aspirations, and tastes. The humanitarian approach to the design and the loving embrace by the community of volunteers is as impactful as eradicating furniture poverty:
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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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