Trauma Informed Environment

  • North Star believes that most families that are experiencing homelessness are very stressed and traumatized by the experience.
  • North Star attempts to provide a trauma sensitive environment that:
    • Listens to families’ needs.
    • Provides support and resources.
    • Ensures a safe, secure and clean-living space.
    • Fosters age appropriate growth for children.
  • North Star believes homelessness doesn’t discriminate so anyone could experience the loss of their home very easily through loss of a job, loss of a significant other, medical issues, accident, etc.
  • North Star believes that progress often comes through small successes and repeated practice.
  • Additionally, we believe in forgiveness and realize that everyone makes errors in judgement in life priorities.