Project 360° is a comprehensive program that supports veterans at every level of their well-being. The programs objectives are to prevent suicide, and increase well-being among veterans through a peer support system, implemented in 3 phases. Each phase of the program targets the key contributing risk factors of suicide in health, security, and purpose.


Mentorship and mediation

Phase 1 targets mental and emotional health 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, education and employment

Phase 2 tackles security factors including, social, educational, and employment needs, by relying on a network of community partnerships. Mentors ascertain the participants’ educational and vocational goals and help 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.

Community and humanitarian service

Phase 3 provides veterans with volunteer opportunities to atone and find a renewed sense of purpose. 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.

VRL Measured Impact
Data driven solutions

To obtain the clinical data necessary to assess the Project 360’s impact, mentors maintain a record for each participant. By documenting milestones and breakthroughs, this record provides compelling data that is analyzed to improve the program, and provide accurate reporting available on GuideStar. Here it from the veterans themselves: