House of Fayetteville is a witness of the peace testimony of the
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Quaker House stands in opposition to the violence
and prejudice that exist in our society, offering a peaceful, life affirming presence in
the midst of several of the largest military bases in the country. Quaker House staff work
for change through education, advocacy, caring and counseling. Quaker House of
Fayetteville is a nonprofit organization with a board made up of
representatives from Quaker Meetings throughout the Carolinas.
In pursuit of its mission, Quaker House, with a
two contract GI Counselors,
and helpful volunteers, assists and
supports military personnel who are conscientious objectors to seek discharge or
noncombatant service. In addition, our staff counsels and makes referrals for military
personnel who are seeking a legal discharge, who feel they have been discriminated against
because of race, sexual orientation, gender, or religion, and those who are Absent Without
Leave (AWOL) and wish to return for a legal discharge.
Quaker House is
a founder and co-sponsor of the
GI Rights Hotline,
(1-877-447-4487) a nationwide toll-free telephone hotline which GIs
and their families can call 24/7 for counseling on legal discharge issues.
The Hotline handled more than 21,000 calls in 2002. (For more information
on Hotline call statistics, click here.) Through
the GI Rights Hotline, Quaker House handles calls from GIs in thirteen
Quaker House is located in Fayetteville, N.C. - home to Fort Bragg, one of the largest
Army posts in the United States, and Pope Air Force Base, one of the busiest bases in the
country. Within a three hour drive are Camp Lejeune, one of the largest Marine Corps
installations; two other Marine Corps Air Stations; and Ft. Jackson, the Army's largest
training base. In this military setting Quaker House staff and volunteers have worked
since 1969 to advocate peace and justice.
If you would like more
information about Quaker House or would like to schedule a workshop or presentation,
please contact us. All donations to Quaker House are tax-deductible and are welcomed. It
is only through your generous support that we can continue our efforts.