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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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Hope and Sustaining Power

Hope and Sustaining Power

What gives us hope? This has been a tough time. As I write this, the presidential election in the United States has not officially come to a conclusion and the nine-day interval since Election Day has felt like a month, at least. COVID cases are beginning their...

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A Most Extraordinary Reunion

A Most Extraordinary Reunion

An extraordinary event took place in Fayetteville, NC, on September 21, 2019. Fifty years of history were relived through the live recollections of past Quaker House directors, counselors, board members, and people whose lives were touched by Quaker House. People...

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No Judgment Here

There’s a popular gym-chain that has many locations across the nation (they just opened a second one in Fayetteville) that has the tag line “Judgement Free Zone.” I have actually been to that gym, and the one I visited was true to their statement. People of all...

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The Other Veterans

The Other Veterans

Federal law defines a “veteran” as anyone who served on active duty and was not discharged or released dishonorably. A good many of the veterans who call the GI Rights Hotline on any given day aren’t the ones you probably heard appreciated on Veterans’ Day. Here’s a...

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Monisha Rios on the Multiple Dimensions of Moral Injury

Monisha Rios on the Multiple Dimensions of Moral Injury

When Quaker House celebrated its 50th Anniversary on September 21, 2019, with a special event in Fayetteville, many of the former directors and a few people who had been helped by or associated with Quaker House in the past attended as special guests. Monisha Rios was...

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Senator deViere Congratulates Quaker House

Dear Kindra, I would like to congratulate yourself and Quaker House for 50 outstanding years of serving those who have sacrificed so much to their communities. It is a wonderful milestone to cross, and it can't be crossed by a better group of people. Being a military...

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