Rather than forcing survivors to justify their needs piecemeal, in tiny increments, we must respect their expertise and make sure they have a flow of resources that they can anticipate and rely on.
A healthy community plans ahead to avoid wasting resources, to help one another and use what we have in the best possible ways.
We the community trust each survivor, a professional unto herself, to solve the problems she is most effectively equipped to solve — and we help her access resources that allow her to use her best skills.
Everyone in the community benefits.
Instead of losing countless individual contributions in what has previously been a wasteful process, we gain the unique nourishment that each person expresses — woven into the fabric of our lives and stories.
We gain a community of individuals working together cooperatively and trusting one another to do our best self-healing work.
In us this inspires strength, resilience, and confidence.
This approach lets us work together as a community organism with common goals we know we can successfully meet.