OUR MISSION: to bridge the historic and often painful divide between veterans and civilians in their communities by hosting creative, healing gatherings that feature our powerful documentary film The Welcome. These gatherings serve as a vehicle for dialogue, education and mutual understanding.
Watch more clips and learn more about the film here.
Become a part of The Welcome in your community by hosting or arranging a Community Screening of the Film.
"The Welcome" offers a fiercely intimate view of life after war: the fear, anger and isolation of post-traumatic stress that affects vets and family members alike. As we join them in a small room for an unusual five day healing retreat, we witness how the ruins of war can be transformed into the beauty of poetry. Here our perceptions are changed, our psyches strained, and our hearts broken. And at the end, when this poetry is shared with a large civilian audience, we begin to understand that all of us are a vital piece of the Welcome as Veterans try to find the way back home. Their examples of unflinching honesty, courage and love lift us up, inspiring all of us once again to feel our common humanity, always the first casualty of war.