Respect Choice 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.
Stimulate Change 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.
Maximize Contribution 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.
Foster Conciliation 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.
Cultivate Community 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.
Encourage Commitment 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.
Live Compassion It is important to establish authentic parity between people of unequal power by building relationships of reciprocal exchange.