Dot Org: The Reciprocity Collective

TRC engages with individuals who are experiencing homelessness and poverty. Chronic serious medical conditions, mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence, and incarceration are closely intertwined with homelessness and trauma. 100% of our participants have experienced, or are experiencing homelessness and identify trauma in their histories. Trauma causes intense physical and psychological stress reactions that can negatively impact individuals for many years. Very low self-confidence is common among those who have experienced trauma. As a protective mechanism, individuals with low self-confidence are likely to adopt defensive or argumentative attitudes, and other self-sabotaging behaviors that lead to disconnection from healthy community life and relationships. TRC believes and proves that stable relationships within the community and employment are critical to help vulnerable individuals progress on their road to recovery and to better health.