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Posted/Updated: Friday, July 7, 2017 - 11:44am

Veterans came and found peace with drawing.  Also attending were a women’s Meetup group and 3 children.  Thank you from a woman who runs a veterans’ art group and brought along a veteran:  “Very much enjoyed your workshop, you got me wanting to draw more. John was glad he came and enjoyed it too!  Thank you for having us!” and from the librarian:  “Lynn, I wanted to thank you again presenting the program last week.  Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain was a success in every way, and I received all positive comment cards on the program.”

 

Posted/Updated: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 2:25pm

13th Movie and Discussion The 13th is a powerful documentary that depicts the progression from the 13th Amendment to the mass criminalization and incarceration of African Americans. It is a MUST SEE. We had a full house and began a discussion that we hope to continue. Thank you to the following co-sponsors: Cumberland County Library, Cumberland County Progressives, Fayetteville NOW, Fayetteville NAACP, Fayetteville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Quaker House Military Counseling Center. Thank you to Dr. Dorrance Kennedy, our speaker.

 

Posted/Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 12:58pm
Posted/Updated: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:17am

Moral Injury Program at the Asheville VA

We did a program on Moral Injury for the social workers at the Asheville VA. We invited Matthew Hoh to join us to speak about his personal experiences with moral injury. There were some peer support folks there who were especially moved by what we presented. One told us that we were truly doing God's work.  The social workers were very receptive and we were asked by the organizers to talk more about the work of Quaker House during the Q & A. 

Posted/Updated: Monday, March 6, 2017 - 9:50am

We were the featured speakers at the Tony A. Biles Clergy Convocation in Concord, NC, sponsored by the Carolinas Healthcare System Northeast Spiritual Care Department and Faith Community Health Ministry Department and NorthEast Foundation. There were about 300 clergy, veterans, healthcare professionals and chaplains attending.

Posted/Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 11:35am

We conducted the annual Alternatives to Violence Project Training January 13-15, 2017.  Fayetteville NOW and the Fayetteville/Cumberland Human Relations Commission co-sponsored.  The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a training program enabling participants to deal with potentially violent situations in new & creative ways.  Attendees included veterans (some who work with Wounded Warrior programs), social workers, and teachers. 

Posted/Updated: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:15am

Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity: Quaker House co-sponsors community discussions to promote proactive dialogue on the complex issues of race. 

Posted/Updated: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 6:07pm

Piedmont Friends Fellowship/Yearly Meeting Retreat November 5th. Lynn and Steve conducted the Piedmont Friends Fellowship/Yearly Meeting Retreat November 5th.

 The topic was:  “Quaker House: Helping our Victims of War at Home," and featured our GI Rights Hotline counselors, Lenore Yarger and Steve Woolford, and our Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Moral Injury in the Military Therapist, Joanna. 

 

Posted/Updated: Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 12:38pm
Posted/Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 3:31pm

Congress drops plans to make women register for the draft

By: Leo Shane III, Military Times, November 29, 2016

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