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Quaker House Executive Director Resigns

Quaker House Executive Director Resigns

This is the article/announcement by the Board of Directors printed in our Fall 2021 newsletter, HomeFront. Kindra Bradley, Executive Director of Quaker House since 2017, has resigned her post as of  October 7, 2021, due to family concerns. "Kindra was Executive...

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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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Countering Military Extremism

Countering Military Extremism

This is an extended version of the article by Chuck Fager, former Quaker House Director, printed in our Fall 2021 newsletter, HomeFront. It was easy to be skeptical about the pledges last winter by the newly minted Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin, III, that he would...

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Conscientious Objectors in Today’s Military

Conscientious Objectors in Today’s Military

On June 8, 2021, we hosted a panel discussion with five amazing individuals. The recording is available below. Our GI Rights Hotline Counselors led a discussion with these five service members about the experiences that led them to apply for discharge as conscientious...

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The Quaker House Peace Race!

The Quaker House Peace Race!

We want to race to peace, and we invite you to join us virtually! The last week of October, design your own 5K or 100 yard run/dash/walk and run it in your location. We would love it if you include place(s) that speak to you of peace and/or social justice (peace for...

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Conscientious Objectors’ Panel

Conscientious Objectors’ Panel

Every month, Quaker House takes approximately 300 calls on the GI Rights Hotline from people having issues with military membership. These callers want help and information. Some seek discharge from the military because their consciences will not allow them to fight...

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“Raise the Next Generation Gently”

“Raise the Next Generation Gently”

National Guard staging in Fayetteville, NC, in anticipation of protests after murder of George Floyd. Recently a young soldier called us from Ft. Benning, Georgia. Like many, he contracted the coronavirus during his first couple of weeks in basic training and was sent...

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Deep Roots of Complex Trauma

Deep Roots of Complex Trauma

Joanna being interviewed by Reuters reporter about what we were seeing among service members with sudden deployments. Reporter was wearing a coat because we had to replace our furnace this year, too. We are very lucky in that despite the COVID-19 outbreak, clients...

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