V.E.T.S. key elements of success are trust, knowledge, and love for thy neighbor. Many Veterans, because of broken promises, life-altering traumatic experiences, and a horrible customer service industry, often feel out of place after their training of being responsible and accountable. The Certified Life Saver (CLS) will:

  1. Earn their trust by providing positive results for them and for their family.

  2. Be knowledgeable of all resources owed and available to each Veteran and their family members.  

  3. Love each Veteran of their 22 member team as if they are their very own family member.

CERTIFIED LIFE SAVERS

Certified Life Savers (CLS) are individuals who provide day-to-day support services to 22 Veterans assigned to them on a four-year transitional plan. A CLS will be trained by professional counselors, Veteran Administration staff, and other partnering agencies /organizations on all resources available for each Veteran.

 

The CLS cuts through all the bureaucracy and bad customer service on behalf of each Veteran and delivers the finished product or service ready for use by the Veteran. This process will reduce stress, frustration, let down, and the feeling of not being valuable.

 

Additional responsibilities of the CLS are to listen and hear the tone of each of their 22 Veterans on a daily basis in order to request intervention from the appropriate platoon member when necessary.

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LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS 

Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) are masters-degreed mental health service providers, trained to work with individuals, families, and groups in treating mental, behavioral, and emotional problems and disorders. Each Value of A Life LPC partner will train CLS’s on how to detect keywords and actions that could lead to a suicidal act.

According to a VA report dated September 15th, 2017, 70% of the Veterans who have committed suicide were not under VA care. We must work past the failures of the Veterans Administration and rebuild the trust of our active and Veteran service members. LPC’s will also be contracted to provide professional services on a need basis in order to save lives.

AMERICANS THAT SUPPORT VETERANS = PATRIOTS

As Americans, we can no longer talk about how sorry we are for the loss of life. It's time as Americans we answer the call to seek a solution to end this epidemic of Veterans killing themselves.  America is losing too much talent to senseless killings and suicide.

 

Every American must play a role as an individual, company, organization, and/or agency if we are to truly serve those who have laid it on the line for our country.

 

Many have said that real change is impossible, but to those, we say Philippians 4:13. It’s also seen that for selfish and monetary reasons many don’t want to solve the issues.  To those individuals who wish to remain on the sidelines, we ask that you at least cheer and not boo those of us who believe it’s time to roll up our sleeves and save our soldiers.  

FAITH-BASED COMMUNITY 

With the full knowledge of the current suicide, unemployment, divorce, and homeless rate of our Veterans, it is clear that as a country we have and are currently failing our Veterans.  Despite hundreds of millions of dollars being allocated and donated, the numbers are not being reduced enough.

The church has to be a part of the solution because of its ability through God’s Word to provide love, wise counsel, and hope. It’s clear that without hope there is no cure.

The Faith-Based Community will provide 24-hour access to spiritual counseling, meeting space, and assist with the development of servant-minded staff members. 

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