Of course, liberation does not mean salvation. And recovery from mental illness cannot be achieved (as Hopper notes) by an individual's force of will. Social isolation is but one entrenched problem that the newly housed must confront. Cumulative life adversity—a benign-sounding term that obscures the raw brutality of being beaten or sexually assaulted—is an all-too-common precursor to the adult problems of mental illness, substance abuse, homelessness, and poor health (2). Social networks depleted due to drugs, incarceration, premature death, and mutual estrangement reduce opportunities for reuniting, and finding new social relationships is more difficult when trust in others is in understandably short supply (3).