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Nonprofit creates real homes for youth aged out of the foster system

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LOS ANGELES- Georgie Smith is the founder of the nonprofit A Sense of Home (ASOH).

ASOH is turning makeshift dwelling spaces into permanent, livable homes for foster youth after they age out of the system.

But Smith isn’t offering a free ride. Those chosen for the program have to secure an apartment, be employed or enrolled in school, and have or be working towards acquiring their GED.

The organization is comprised of volunteers who were previously in the foster care system themselves.

So far they have transformed 100 homes.

Smith originally moved from Australia to Los Angeles to work as a filmmaker.

She continues her passion for film, working on a very select slate of projects as co- president of Eclectic Entertainment.