Trauma Recovery & Understanding
Trauma is not only a root cause of poverty and homelessness, it is also one of the biggest barriers people face in utilizing the services intended to help them. Traumatized people lack a sense of safety, have limited ability to self-regulate, have an impaired perception of control and struggle to manage interpersonal relationships. As a result, they often are unable or unwilling to succeed in the agencies and programs our community has in place to help them.
In partnership with Hope Ministries, the TRUST initiative is transforming the Center for the Homeless and Hope Ministries into best-in-class trauma informed care organizations and spreading these practices throughout St. Joseph County in order to create a trauma informed system of care.
It is almost universally accepted that implementing trauma informed care leads to better client outcomes in mental and physical health, education, employment, child development, housing stability and many other areas. The TRUST initiative also provides training to employers, school systems, law enforcement, public services, healthcare and many others.