Georgie Smith was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia. A filmmaker, chef and designer, Smith founded the nonprofit A Sense of Home (ASOH) after her random act of kindness for an aged out foster youth formed a model for a community based solution to an escalating crisis. ASOH is a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles that is dedicated to creating homes, community and a new beginning for foster youth after exiting the foster-care system. Foster youth exiting the system are more likely to become homeless or incarcerated than any other population (at a cost of $8billion/year to the tax payer). In just over 3 years ASOH has created 280 homes changing the trajectory of 410 young lives. Smith has hired an all former foster youth staff to run the organization, empowering the once disenfranchised to become leaders of sustainable change. In 2016, Smith was honored as a top 10 CNN Hero for her pioneering grassroots community building work, nominated as one of seven 2017 Sheroes at the Women's Choice Awards, and included in the 2017 global book and exhibit "200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World." ASOH is a model to be replicated around the US and the world. Smith and fellow ASOH founder, Melissa Goddard, will soon launch a social enterprise that will benefit ASOH, aged-out foster youth and anyone creating their first ever home. Georgie Smith is dedicated to building healthier more loving communities from the ground up.
Prior to ASOH Georgie was a designer of new homes, interiors, landscapes and events. The events that Georgie creates also included her own unique culinary expression.
Georgie Smith Home is a tableau of all that Georgie creates in the hopes of inspiring others to get more connected. Whether as strangers or life long friends.
The word, ‘company’ comes from Latin; one who eats bread with you. Georgie says, "I believe we are more than ever in need of the traditional sense of company. The essence of why we once came together seems to have been lost in ostentation at the expense of losing connection to one another. A lot of today’s leading scientist think Maslow got it wrong. The need to connect socially with others is as basic as our need for food, water and shelter. If we marry these basic needs together -- by creating lovingly prepared food, a welcoming space where others can express their true selves, we are more likely to form deeper bonds with one another, and a sense of community. We are more likely to feel connected -- as one."