Evidence based solutions for veterans, by veterans:
Mentorship and Mediation
Phase 1 targets mental and emotional factors, having the greatest impact on the successful transition from military to civilian life. Participants are assigned a veteran mentor, who will provide guidance during each phase. Participants engage in family mediation sessions, to help them process the trauma of having a loved one return from war, as a changed person.
Phase 1 also offers PTSD treatment alternatives. Clinical research conducted by the VA identifies the correlation between PTSD and suicide ideation among vets, while controlling for comorbid diagnoses. By engaging vets with their families, we integrate PTSD treatments to manage symptoms, without relying on prescription drugs.
Training and Employment
Phase 2 tackles social and physical needs, by relying on a network of community partnerships. Mentors ascertain the participants educational and vocational goals, and helps them to apply for benefits, register at military friendly schools, and access tutoring services.
Those who are in need of developing new skills, can select from a wide range of certified training programs and scheduled job interviews, made possible through VRL’s network of supporting employers from the local community.
Paying It Forward
Phase 3 provides veterans with volunteer opportunities to atone. Participants volunteer for a humanitarian mission, and are given the option of caring for a fellow vet, or an innocent child that was harmed in the crossfire of war.
By recruiting participants, the program maintains self sufficiency, and conscripts to a diverse team of committed members, who not only understand the programs purpose, but are also uniquely capable of achieving it.
Data Driven Solutions
To obtain the clinical data necessary to assess the program’s impact, mentors maintain a personal record for each participant. By documenting milestones and breakthroughs, this record provides compelling statistics from each phase of the program. The data is analyzed to improve the program for future participants, and provides donors with credible reporting, made available on: Candid.