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Complications of Dobbs Decision on Active-duty Service People

The complications caused by the recent Dobbs decision by the United States Supreme Court continue to grow as jurisdictions and entities across the country try to work out the implications. While the basic landscape faced by members of the military hasn’t changed at...

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John’s Story

by Lenore Yarger, Quaker House Counselor to the GI Rights Hotline   When John (not his real name) joined the Marine Corps over two years ago, his recruiters made it clear that he should not disclose a prior history of psychological counseling and medication. He made...

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Executive Director’s Self Introduction

This edition of the News from the HomeFront may be the first you have heard that I am the new Executive Director of Quaker House. I look forward to trying to match the quality of my predecessor’s reports in the future. For this first newsletter of my service, I am...

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Thinking about Conscientious Objection in a Time of War

by Steve Woolford, Quaker House Counselor to the GI Rights Hotline   When the Russian invasion of Ukraine was imminent, I was saddened to think about all the people that would be harmed in the conflict. I remembered a conscientious objector from the US Army I worked...

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Putting Action to Witness: Living into the Peace Testimony

On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 63 Friends from across the nation joined together online to share their experiences of acting on their personal witness of the Peace Testimony of Friends. Wayne Finegar of Quaker House discussed the history and work of Quaker House and how...

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Wayne Finegar Named New Executive Director of Quaker House

Wayne Finegar Named New Executive Director of Quaker House

The Board of Directors of Quaker House is pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne W. Finegar II to the position of Executive Director, effective March 1, 2022. Wayne graduated from Swarthmore College in 1989 with a BA in Philosophy and received a JD degree from...

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Pushed Off the Path of War

Pushed Off the Path of War

Conscientious Objectors Tell Their Stories This is an extended version of the article by Lenore Yarger, Quaker House counselor to the GI Rights Hotline, printed in our Fall 2021 newsletter, HomeFront. Kristofer Miller was a sergeant in Special Forces training at Ft....

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A Different Type of Domestic Abuse

A Different Type of Domestic Abuse

This post is by our Quaker House LCSW mental health counselor, Joanna.  Abuse can come in many forms, and while I have written about this before, more of our clients are reporting financial abuse as one of the ways they are being controlled by their partners. This...

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