Because human beings are by nature social creatures, there is a need to have family relationships and personal friendships. These relationships are vital in helping to maintain the human psyche. However, simply maintaining those relationships that already exist, there is also the need to develop new relationships as well.
Among those homeless I’ve met who have been able to transition back into the community it has been due to the understanding and support of family and friends. But it has been equally due to being able to develop new friendships with other non-homeless members of the community. (more…)