Philadelphia Yearly Meeting is excited to announce the new Friends Counseling Service (FCS) Coordinator, Janaki Spickard Keeler. FCS brings forward a spiritually sensitive, clinical expertise to care for the mental health and wellness of individuals in the wider Quaker community.
The FCS Coordinator interacts with local Quaker communities, supports present counselors, recruits new counselors, helps promote the service, and attends events throughout the yearly meeting to speak on matters related to mental health and wellness.
Our new FCS Coordinator, Janaki, LCSW, is a writer, family therapist, and life-long Quaker. She pursued her social work studies at Bryn Mawr College. She is a member of Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting. She stewards the Pendle Hill pamphlets series of essays on Quaker perspectives on contemporary themes, and blogs occasionally at https://quietistquaker.wordpress.com/.
Many meetings and other local Quaker communities have come to rely on this service in the course of ensuring safe, vibrant, whole, and healthy spiritual homes for all. We are excited to have Janaki be a part of our community. Please join us in giving them a big warm welcome!
Contact George Schaefer, Care & Aging Coordinator, with any questions or concerns — pym.org/contacts.