Presented by The Classical Theatre of Harlem
@ The Audubon Ballroom - 3940 Broadway, between 165th & 166th

At 7 PM on August 15th and 22nd, The Classical Theatre of Harlem is partnering with Theater of War
Productions to present free, public presentations of Theater of War.

Theater of War Productions, supported by a generous grant from the Stavros
Niarchos Foundation in collaboration with the USO, is partnering with prominent
theaters across the United States to present Theater of War for mixed audiences
comprised of military service men and women, and civilians. Theater of War is
an innovative public health project that presents readings of ancient Greek
plays, Sophocles' Ajax and Philoctetes, as a catalyst for town hall discussions
about the challenges faced by service men and women, veterans, their families,
caregivers and communities. Using Sophocles' plays to forge a common
vocabulary for openly discussing the impact of war on individuals, families,
and communities, these events will be aimed at generating compassion and
understanding between diverse audiences. Each performance is approximately 2
hours long. The readings from the plays are followed by comments from a panel
that features a diverse group of military community members, as well as a town-
hall style audience discussion.

The presentation will be followed by a discussion with panelists from the local
military community.

Translated, Directed & Facilitated by Bryan Doerries
Produced by Phyllis Kaufman

Tickets are free but reservations are required. Tickets can be reserved through
the Classical Theatre of Harlem by calling (347) 688-6304 or by emailing CTHRSVP@gmail.com

You can learn more about Theater of War by visiting: www.outsidethewirellc.com

Made possible by the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in
collaboration with the USO.

Ways to Get Involved

In bringing Theater of War to The Classical Theatre of Harlem, we hope to
generate compassion and understanding among diverse audiences of military
and civilian backgrounds. Here are some local organizations that provide
opportunities to get involved:

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
Volunteers provide many functions throughout the Medical Center and help make
veterans' stay more enjoyable. Volunteers can perform a number of services,
and a volunteer's talents are closely matched with one of many assignments.
Volunteer [www.manhattan.va.gov/giving/]

America's Vet Dogs
A Military Therapy Dog refers to a dog trained to provide physical, occupational,
or emotional therapy to wounded soldiers and active duty personnel in military
installations, military and VA medical centers, and VA nursing homes.
Phone: 1-866 VETDOGS (1-866-838-3647), E-mail info@vetdogs.org
APPLY: www.vetdogs.org/Content.aspx?id=194
MORE INFORMATION: www.vetdogs.org/Content.aspx?id=214

Disabled American Veterans—Department of New York, Inc.
The Mission of DAV is to aid and assist wartime disabled veterans, their widows,
orphans and dependants as they strive to re-integrate into their community and
country.
Volunteer to be a part of the Action Line: www.davny.org/action.asp
Contact via the Brooklyn Campus of the VA New York Harbor Healthcare
System: (718) 630-2820

Haitian American Veterans Association
The Haitian American Veterans Association is a non-profit organization that
promotes the military history of Haitian-American veterans and that seeks to
help maintain, improve veterans' lives, nationally and internationally, through
advocacy and a network of support and referral services.
Learn More [http://haitianamericanva.org/]
Membership [http://haitianamericanva.org/?page_id=45]

Home Again Program: Veterans and Families Initiative
Licensed clinical counseling staff, who are experienced in issues related to
veterans services, work along with a team of Veteran Peer Advocates to provide
outreach, therapy, counseling, information and education to Iraq and Afghanistan
(OIF/OEF) veterans, and their families, in New York City.
Learn More [http://www.homeagainveterans.com/about.html]
Programs Coordinator - Phone: (646) 957-0853, HomeAgain@jbfcs.org

Hope for the Warriors

Hope For The Warriors® is a national, nonprofit organization that supports
wounded U.S. service members, and their families.
How You Can Help [http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/howyoucanhelp.html]
Contact: Anne Woods, anne@hopeforthewarriors.org

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
IAVA addresses critical issues facing veterans of the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan and their families, provides resources, and empowers veterans to
connect with one another, fostering a strong and lasting community.
Learn More [www.iava.org]
Get Involved [http://iava.org/take-action]

Jericho Project
Jericho Project's runs two veterans supportive housing residences in the Bronx,
which provide apartments to homeless and low-income veterans.
Learn More [www.jerichoproject.org/]
Veterans Initiative [www.jerichoproject.org/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=50&Itemid=81]

Samaritan Village
Samaritan Village's Veterans Programs provide residential services designed to
promote trust and mutually supportive recovery in an atmosphere that is sensitive
to the needs of homeless veterans.
Learn More [ http://samvill.org/pages/programs.php#veteran ]
To find out about Volunteer Opportunities, call:
43rd Street Location: (718) 657-6195
Richmond Hill, NY Location: (718) 657-6195
Ellenville, NY Location: (718) 657-6195

The Soldier's Project
The Soldier's Project is a group of licensed mental health professionals offering
free psychological treatment to military service members (active duty, National
Guard, Reserves, and veterans) who have served, or who expect to serve, in
the conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan, and also provide help to members of their
families.
Learn More [www.thesoldiersproject.org]
The Soldier's Project, NYC Office:
newyork@thesoldiersproject.org, or 877-769-7438

Strategic Outreach to Families of All Reservists (SOFAR)
The goal of SOFAR is to provide a flexible and diverse range of psychological
services to military families.
Learn More [www.sofarusa.org/]
CONTACT SOFAR NY: 212-561-6702, SOFARNY@gmail.com

United War Veterans Council

The United War Veterans Council produces the annual New York City Veterans
Day Parade, and supports a wide range of events and programs dedicated to
mobilizing the public and veterans to work together to honor service.
Learn More [http://unitedwarveterans.org/]
Get Involved [http://unitedwarveterans.org/site/?page_id=64]

United Services Organizations (USO)
The United Service Organization (USO) is a private, nonprofit organization
whose mission is to support the U.S. military community by providing morale,
welfare and recreation-type services to military service men and women, and
their families.
To Volunteer in the Metropolitan New York area:
Contact Ray Kennedy, Director of Programs & Services at (212) 695-5590,
extension 226 or rkennedy@usonyc.org.

Veterans Assistance Project
The Project is designed to meet the needs of veterans living in New York City by
providing pro bono assistance with disability benefits claims before the New York
City Regional Office of Veterans Affairs.
Learn More: [www.abcny.org/citybarjusticecenter/projects/economic-justice/
veterans-assistance-project/overview/]

Wounded Warrior Project
The purpose of the Wounded Warrior Project is to raise awareness and enlist
the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service
members aid each other, and to provide direct programs and services to meet
the needs of injured service members.
Learn More: [http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/content/view/412/875/]
Peer Mentoring Project: [www.woundedwarriorproject.org/content/view/1007/1119/]

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

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Clinical Advisor to Theater of War
Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program

The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base
Program provides clinical care and support services to New England area
veterans of the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, who experience combat
stress and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI); counseling for families including
parents and children of service members and veterans; education for clinicians
and other community members; and research in the understanding and treatment
of PTSD and TBI.
For More Information [www.homebaseprogram.org/]

The Run to Home Base honors heroic veterans and helps raise much needed
funds for the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home
Base Program.
Find out more about RUN TO HOME BASE [http://www.runtohomebase.org/]

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Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain
Injury
The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain
Injury (DCoE) was created by the Department of Defense to integrate knowledge
and identify, evaluate and disseminate evidence based practices and standards
for the treatment to meet the needs of military service members and their families
with psychological health concerns and TBI.
Learn More [http://www.dcoe.health.mil/]
Resources for Warriors [http://www.dcoe.health.mil/ForWarriors.aspx]
Resources for Families [http://www.dcoe.health.mil/ForFamilies.aspx]
Resources for Health Professionals [http://www.dcoe.health.mil/ForHealthPros.aspx]
DCoE Outreach Center: 1-866-966-1020

Department of Labor: Veterans' Employment & Training Service
DOL-Vets provides resources and expertise to assist and prepare veterans
for meaningful careers, maximize their employment opportunities, and protect
their employment rights. DOL-Vets serves as a national focal point for veterans
employment, increases engagement with employers, helps military service
members transition into professional opportunities, and protects veterans'
employment rights through USERRA.
Learn More: [www.dol.gov/vets/]
Employment Services for Veterans, including programs for Women Veterans:
[www.dol.gov/vets/programs/empserv/main.htm]

Department of Veterans Affairs
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs provides a range of health-care benefits
and services to veterans.
Find a VA facility in your area [http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/division_flsh.asp?dnum=1]
Volunteer [http://www.volunteer.va.gov/]

Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Women Veterans
The Center for Women Veterans coordinates the VA's administration of health
care, benefits services, and programs for women veterans.
Learn more [www.va.gov/womenvet/]
Get Information: Women Veterans Health Care [www.publichealth.va.gov/womenshealth/]
Contact: 202-273-5400 / 202-461-6193 / 800-827-1000

Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC)
PDHealth.mil is designed to assist clinicians in the delivery of post-deployment
healthcare by fostering a partnership between military men and women,
veterans, service members.
Learn More [www.pdhealth.mil/]
For Veterans [http://www.pdhealth.mil/veterans/default.asp]
For Families [http://www.pdhealth.mil/family.asp]
For Clinicians [http://www.pdhealth.mil/clinicians/default.asp]

Military OneSource
Military OneSource is an online resource for military service members, reservists
and families regarding mental health related issues.
Find Resources [www.militaryonesource.com]

National Resource Directory
The National Resource Directory (NRD) provides access to services and
resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery,
rehabilitation and community reintegration for military service members and their
families.
Find Resources [www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov]

Real Warriors
The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers
of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to
promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting
reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.
Find Resources [www.realwarriors.net/]

United Service Organizations (USO)
The United Service Organization (USO) is a private, nonprofit organization
whose mission is to support the U.S. military community by providing morale,
welfare and recreation-type services to military service men and women, and
their families.
Act Now [http://www.uso.org/act-now.aspx]
Volunteer [http://www.uso.org/ways-to-volunteer.aspx]
To send a Care Package or Donate [www.uso.org/OUCP-donation-page-with-partner.aspx?LangType=1033]

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program
The Yellow Ribbon Program is a Department of Defense-wide effort to support
National Guard and Reserve service members and families with information
about benefits and referrals before, during, and after deployments.
Learn More [www.yellowribbon.mil/]

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AcademyWomen
AcademyWomen is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting
the professional and personal growth of women from the nation's officer
development programs. Learn more [www.academywomen.org]
eMentorship Program [http://www.academywomen.org/e-mentorprogram.php]
Volunteer: [http://www.academywomen.org/vol_registration.php]

AfterDeployment.org
This website provides information about wellness resources for the military
community.
Find Resources [www.afterdeployment.org/]

American Corporate Partners (ACP)
American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a nationwide mentoring program
dedicated to helping veterans transition from the armed services to the
civilian workforce through mentoring, career counseling, and networking with
professionals from corporations and universities.
Learn More [ www.acp-usa.org/ ]
Apply to be a Mentor or Protégé [www.acp-usa.org/APPLY/Application_Matching_Process]

American Women Veterans
American Women Veterans is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated
to preserving and promoting the legacy of servicewomen, veterans and their
families.
Learn More [http://americanwomenveterans.org/home/]
Volunteer [http://americanwomenveterans.org/home/volunteer/]
Contact: info@americanwomenveterans.org

Army Career & Alumni Program (ACAP)
ACAP provides transition and employment assistance services to soldiers,
Department of Army (DA) civilians and their family members.
Learn More [www.acap.army.mil/]

Army Emergency Relief (AER)
AER is a private nonprofit organization that provides emergency financial
assistance to active and retired military service members and their families.
Learn More [http://www.aerhq.org/]
Donations [http://www.aerhq.org/donation.asp]
Scholarship Programs [http://www.aerhq.org/education.asp]

Blue Star Families
Blue Star Familes provides chapter-based communities to serve as a bridge
between families and support organizations that are striving to make military life
more sustainable.

Learn More [www.bluestarfam.org/]
Find a Chapter [http://www.bluestarfam.org/local-chapters]

Business and Professional Women's Foundation (BPW Foundation)
The Business and Professional Women's Foundation is working to provide
support and resources to women veterans and their families as they return to
their civilian lives, including providing mentorships to women vets and military
spouses.
Learn More [http://www.bpwfoundation.org/index.php/issues/women_veterans]
Career Center for Women Veterans [http://careers.bpwusa.org/search.cfm]
Information for Employers [www.bpwfoundation.org/index.php/resources/career_center/]

Canine Companions for Independence
Canine Companions for Independence provides assistance dogs to U.S.
veterans across the country.
Veteran Programs [www.cci.org/site/c.cdKGIRNqEmG/b.4011033/k.D44E/Veterans.htm]
Find a Location [http://www.cci.org/site/c.cdKGIRNqEmG/b.4010985/k.C63D/Regions.htm]
Donate [www.cci.org/site/c.cdKGIRNqEmG/b.4127965/k.C1CE/Donate.htm]

Coaching Into Care
Coaching Into Care works with family members who become aware of veterans'
post-deployment difficulties and supports their efforts to find help for veterans.
Learn More [http://www.mirecc.va.gov/FamiliesAtEase/]
Contact: Call 1-888-823-7458, FamiliesAtEase@va.gov

The Connect Project
The Connect Suicide Prevention Project is a comprehensive, community-based
approach to suicide prevention, intervention and post-vention (actions taken after
a suicide) developed by National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire.
Using a public health approach and integrating key aspects of the National
Strategy for Suicide Prevention, the program trains community members to play
a critical role in suicide prevention.
Learn More [www.theconnectproject.org/]
Connect Training Programs [http://www.theconnectproject.org/connect-training]

eMail Our Military
Using email, eMOM provides a way for people to continue the tradition of "Any
Service Member" mail.
Learn More [http://www.emailourmilitary.com/]
Military Registration [http://www.emailourmilitary.com/reg-military.html]
Civilian Registration [http://www.emailourmilitary.com/reg-civilian.html]

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve develops and promotes employer
support for Guard and Reserve service by advocating for relevant initiatives,
recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness and applicable laws, and

resolving conflict between employers and service members.
Learn More [www.esgr.org/site]
Volunteer [http://esgr.org/site/Volunteer/BecomeaVolunteer.aspx]

Fisher House Foundation
Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of
major military and VA medical centers to enable family members to be close to a
military service member while they receive specialized medical attention.
Learn More [http://www.fisherhouse.org/]
Volunteer Your Time [http://www.fisherhouse.org/community/volunteer/]
Donate [http://www.fisherhouse.org/community/team-fisher-house/]

Give an Hour
Give an Hour™ asks mental health professionals nationwide to donate an hour
of their time each week to provide free mental health services to military service
members and their families.
Learn More [http://www.giveanhour.org/skins/gah/home.aspx]
Volunteer [https://www.giveanhour.org/skins/gah/display.aspx?action=display_page&mode=User&ModuleID=8cde2e88-3052-448c-893d- d0b4b14b31c4&ObjectID=46bdf630-5d6e-4e89-9e7f-c4bb78719218]

Gold Star Mothers
Gold Star Mothers is an organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter
in the service.
Learn More [www.goldstarmoms.com]

Helmets to Hardhats
Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) is dedicated to helping National Guard, Reserve,
retired and transitioning active-duty military members connect to quality career
and training opportunities in the construction industry.
Learn More [www.helmetstohardhats.org/]

Hire Heroes USA
The mission of Hire Heroes USA is to provide career placement assistance to
returning military service men and women.
Learn More [www.hireheroesusa.org]
For Veterans [http://www.hireheroesusa.org/veterans]

Hope for the Warriors
The mission of Hope for the Warriors is to enhance quality of life for U.S. service
members and their families nationwide who have been adversely affected by
injuries or death in the line of duty.
Learn More [www.hopeforthewarriors.org/]

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
IAVA addresses critical issues facing veterans of the wars in Iraq and

Afghanistan and their families, provides valuable resources, and empowers
veterans to connect with one another, fostering a strong and lasting community.
Get Involved [http://iava.org/take-action]

Lawyers Serving Warriors
Through a nationwide network of volunteer attorneys, Lawyers Serving
Warriors™ provides free legal services to warriors who served in Iraq or
Afghanistan.
Learn More [http://www.lawyersservingwarriors.com/]

Let's Say Thanks
This website provides an opportunity to send a free printed postcard to U.S.
military personnel stationed overseas.
Learn More & Send a Postcard [http://www.letssaythanks.com/]

Library of Congress Veteran's History Project
The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves,
and makes accessible the personal accounts of U.S. veterans so that future
generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of
war.
Learn More [www.loc.gov/vets/]
How to Participate [ http://www.loc.gov/vets/kit.html]
For Students & Educators [http://www.loc.gov/vets/youth-resources.html]

Military Child Education Coalition: Living in the New Normal
The Military Child Education Coalition's Living In the New Normal engages in
homefront efforts to support military children through community engagement,
and provides family members, educators and other concerned adults with
valuable information and resources to help them support children during
separation, trauma, and loss.
Learn More [http://linn.militarychild.org/]

The Mission Continues
The Mission Continues connects veterans with non-profit organizations and
community service projects so they can contribute to the U.S. after their military
service has ended.
Learn More [www.missioncontinues.org]
Volunteer [www.missioncontinues.org/Programs/wis]

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) is the resource and
technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service
providers and local, state, and federal agencies that provide emergency and
supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance,
legal aid and case management support for hundreds of thousands of homeless
veterans each year.

Learn More [www.nchv.org/]
How You Can Help [http://www.nchv.org/howtohelp.cfm]

National Military Family Association
The National Military Family Association provides resources and support for
spouses and children of military service members across all branches.
Learn More [www.militaryfamily.org]
Volunteer [http://www.militaryfamily.org/get-involved/volunteer/]

National Veterans Foundation
NFV's mission is to serve the needs of U.S. veterans and their families through
management and operation a national toll-free helpline for all veterans and their
families.
Learn More [www.nvf.org/]

ReCruit Military
ReCruit Military connects employers, franchisors, and educational institutions
with job seekers who have military backgrounds.
Learn More [https://recruitmilitary.com/]

The Soldier's Project
The Soldier's Project is a group of licensed mental health professionals offering
free psychological treatment to military service members (active duty, National
Guard, Reserves, and veterans) who have served, or who expect to serve, in
the conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan, and also provide help to members of their
families.
Learn More [http://www.thesoldiersproject.org/]
Find a Location Near You [www.thesoldiersproject.org/about-us/locations- contact-us/]

Student Veterans of America
This is a nonprofit organization that connects student veterans across the
country.
Learn More [www.studentveterans.org]

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Provides prevention, support, training and resources to assist organizations and
individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, intervention policies, and to
advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
Learn More [www.sprc.org]

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
TAPS is the 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for anyone who has suffered the
loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the
circumstance of the death.
Learn More [www.taps.org/resources.aspx?id=1734]

Transition Assistance Program
This website lists resources that are aimed at helping returning veterans navigate
the transition back into civilian life.
Learn More [www.turbotap.org/]

Vets 4 Vets
Vets4Vets is a non-partisan organization dedicated to helping Iraq and
Afghanistan veterans heal from the psychological injuries of war through peer
support programs.
Find Local Groups & Weekend Workshops [www.vets4vets.us/]

The Women Marines Association
The Women Marines Association a non-profit organization for and about women
Marines; chapters and members across the nation work on community programs
and support military personnel, veterans and their communities.
Learn More [www.womenmarines.org/AboutWMA.aspx]
Become a Member [www.womenmarines.org/MemberShipForm.aspx]

Women In Military Service For America Memorial
The Women's Memorial is a national memorial honoring women who have
served in the nation's defense during all eras and in all services.
Learn More [www.womensmemorial.org/]
In Search Of: Submit or Subscribe [http://www.womensmemorial.org/ISO/iso.html]
To Volunteer [www.womensmemorial.org/Volunteer/vol.html]
Submit an Oral History or Volunteer to Conduct or Transcribe Oral Histories [http://www.womensmemorial.org/H&C/Oral_History/ohhowto.html]
For Information about submitting an oral history, or other archival materials, please contact:
703-533-1155 or 800-222-2294 or by e-mail at oralhistory@womensmemorial.org

The Wounded Warrior Project
The Wounded Warrior Project seeks to raise awareness and enlist the public's
aid for the needs of injured service members by providing programs and services
to meet the needs of injured service members.
Get Involved: [www.woundedwarriorproject.org/content/view/1120/1152/]

Wounded Warriors Family Support
The mission of WWFS is to provide support to the families of those who have
been wounded, injured, or killed during combat operations by allowing them
to find peace and solace as a family during retreats that are provided free of
charge.
Learn More [http://www.woundedwarriorhospitalfund.org/index.php]
Apply for a Retreat [http://woundedwarriorhospitalfund.org/the-resorts/who-qualifies.html]
How You Can Help [http://www.woundedwarriorhospitalfund.org/giving.html]

Yellow Ribbon Fund
The Yellow Ribbon Fund was created in 2005 to assist injured military service
members and their families while they recuperate at the Walter Reed Army
Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center. Contributions made
through the Yellow Ribbon Fund have provided transportation, lodging, activities,
and mentorship for injured service members and their families.
How to Help [http://www.yellowribbonfund.org/?page_id=43]

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

NATIONAL SUIDICE PREVENTION HOTLINE:
1-800-273-TALK (8255), press "1"

DCoE OUTREACH CENTER:
1-866-966-1020

NATIONAL VETERAN HOTLINE:
1-888-777-4443

NATIONAL CALL CENTER FOR HOMELESS VETERANS:
1-877-4AID-VET

VA CAREGIVER SUPPORT LINE:
1-855-260-3274

WOUNDED SOLDIER AND FAMILY HOTLINE:
1-800-984-8523

WOUNDED WARRIOR RESOURCE CENTER:
1-800-342-9647

DOD SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE OFFICE - Safe Helpline:
1-877-995-5247

DEPLOYMENT HEALTH CLINICAL CENTER HELP LINE:
1-866-559-1627

 
 

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