Give it time. Most things that are new are hard to get use to. Remember these people there are going through difficult times themselves and need time as well to the adjustment.
As everyone gets to know each other and feels safe, things will get easier and people will start to reach out to one another and start to bond.
Keep forging ahead and give it time.
Keep us posted! (((Hugs)))
How are things going for you? Would love to hear an update.