Aura Home Women Vets will be featured in the regional magazine Sophie for their November/December 2018 issue, available November 1st.
Alyce Knaflich, founder and executive director of Aura Home Women Vets is featured in the article “What one woman can do.” The book review is on the book “The Right Side” by Spencer Quinn which follows a disabled woman veteran as she tries to re-integrate into civilian life.
You can find Sophie at local libraries, doctors’ offices and at the Sophie Magazine office located at 31 College Place, just before the tunnel
Posted on September 6, 2018 by Kiesa Kay in Mountain Xpress
Alyce Knaflich knows how to rise up from the ashes and create a new life: She’s done it time and again. Knaflich was homeless for nine years, wandering and wondering where her next meal would be coming from, never knowing for sure where she’d rest her head.
“When you’re homeless, you don’t have time to think about goals and dreams and schemes,” she says. “Every day becomes another battle for simple survival.”
But battling doesn’t scare this military veteran, and these days, Knaflich
Article by L.L. Nolan, an Asheville-based freelance writer.
Women who serve in the military and experience sexual trauma fight an uphill battle for justice. Fears of retaliation are just the beginning. If the trauma causes Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the servicewoman must exhibit behavioral “markers” for MST and must provide evidence that the assault occurred. Sometimes, the markers and evidence may be difficult to ascertain. There are very specific guidelines at the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) on how to process these often complex, emotional MST-related claims. Unfortunately, the battle for