Collections by Michelle Brown WSG Dr Remolia Simpson of My Brother's House

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Dr. Remolia Simpson is a six-year Army veteran who served as a company supply sergeant from 1982 until 1988. Working in medical and military police units, she was stationed in such locales as South Korea and Germany. She is a passionate veterans’ advocate. In the spring of 2016, she founded “My Brothers House” a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide safe, supportive housing for LGBTQ veterans and their families. Nationwide in scope, My Brothers House seeks to vigorously address the problem of veteran homelessness through its services and facilities. These multibed residences will meet the shelter and short-term crisis counseling needs of returning, disabled and elderly veterans. In 2018 she was recognized as one of DBQ Magazines Loud 100 LGBTQ People of Color. The list recognizes outstanding individuals whose accomplishments have encouraged and inspired. Dr. Simpson firmly believes that those who kept us living without fear on the battlefields and oceans of the world should be free from fear when they return to civilian life. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 39,471 veterans are homeless on any given night. LGBT veterans suffer from a host of service connected mental health issues yet continue to endure discrimination and often struggle with the reintegration process after service. Dr. Simpson has an extensive educational background with an undergraduate degree in Management Studies, a master’s degree in human services and a Doctorate in Biblical Counseling. She has directed a day program serving mental health and special needs clients in the Washington DC area and managed a homeless shelter in Long Island, NY.

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