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. Prior to ASOH Georgie split her time between film &TV and designing homes, interiors, landscapes and events (that featured her own unique culinary expression). This site began as a place holder for friends (like Nobel Laureate for Peace, Jody Williams) requesting Georgie’s recipes that Smith never documented as she mostly made them up as she went along. The videos on this site were a request by the then head of the Cooking Channel to capture how Georgie could create an impromptu celebration by seizing the moment and with little resources. It was one of the videos on this site that was posted to social media that inspired a young man who had aged out of foster care to ask for Georgie’s help.
ASOH, now four years old, is a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles that is dedicated to creating homes 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. In 4 years ASOH has created 325 homes changing the trajectory of 1,000 young lives. Smith was honored as a top 10 CNN Hero for her pioneering grassroots community building work, one for four nominees for the 2018 DVF People’s Voice Award ceremony at the United Nations, nominated as one of seven women in the 2017 Sheroes at the Women's Choice Awards, and included in the current global book 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.
This humble site is a tableau of moments that Georgie hopes might inspire others to get more connected.