Dear Friend of Life After Hate,
It has been quite a year for Life After Hate. Early in 2023, we strengthened our commitment to our clients. This commitment is seen in the thousands of client sessions the Life After Hate team conducted. It is present in the psychoeducational services we provide and the supports we offer to the family and loved ones of violent extremists. It is found in The Daily Former and the voice Life After Hate provides to those who disengage from violent extremism and hateful ideology.
And it is present in the field-leading standards we have adopted regarding our social work standards, the role of formers as peer mentors, and how we responsibly handle requests for access to our clients.
There is a reason why we were named the Extremism Intervention NPO of the Year at this year’s Global Excellence Awards. We set ambitious goals. We hold ourselves to high standards. And we never lose focus that our clients and their efforts to disengage from violent extremism are our primary focus.
Simply put, our communities are safer because of the work of Life After Hate. And that work is only possible because of you and your support of these efforts. As 2023 comes to close, I hope that you will consider making a gift to Life After Hate. We have big plans for 2024, with several new initiatives designed to address the growing demand for our licensed social services, peer mentor interventions, and public education efforts. We can’t do it without you.
On behalf of the Life After Hate team, I wish you happy holidays and a healthy, successful, and compassionate new year.
Confronting Violent Antisemitism
After months of planning, LAH formally launched its Center for Exiting Violent Antisemitism. This new Center is designed to offer solutions to the rise in antisemitic hate crimes, focusing on primary and tertiary services, as well as public education efforts.
Read more about the new Center here.
New Season of The Daily Former Launches
After a successful inaugural season this spring, Life After Hate formally launched the second season of The Daily Former last month. In addition to biweekly podcasts, TDF now offers written essays reflecting on the experiences of Formers, as well as a “Daily Dose” podcast feature.
Visit The Daily Former here.
Holiday Resources for Families
While the holidays can be a season of peace and joy, it can also be a stressful time for families confronting the extremist ideology of loved ones. LAH offers recommendations for how to navigate the issue.
Read the full story here.
Violent Extremism on Campus
Pat Riccards explores the challenges of addressing violent extremism on college campuses across the United States.
Read the commentary here.