The freedom within this environment, where both the opportunity and burden of choice as well as the consequences of chosen actions is experienced, is fertile ground for new patterns of responsibility.
When the attractive environments sensitive to those at different stages in the change process are designed, resistance is less evident and the challenges that change presents become less intimidating. One-size-fits-all strategies stifle growth and suppress change.
We desire to together, build what we want and need to move on and are not interested in having something built for us that addresses the expectations or conforms to the values of an outsider who means well. Shifting from patterns of pity to partnership ends victimhood.
When an 'active and in-person repairing of broken relationships, even in the face of opposition, violence, or indifference' approach is maintained, the demands of relationship aren't replaced with administrative devices that threaten, punish, and consequently blind all involved to each participant's desire and ability to live responsibility.
The most significant contributor to poverty (homelessness) is to be outside of relationship. To effectively impact a life, a relationship must be forged, trust built, and accountability established.
Without roots we can neither discover where we belong, nor can we grow. Commitment is contagious and activates a new awareness that finds life within relationships.
It is important to establish authentic parity between people of unequal power by building relationships of reciprocal exchange.