One of the amazing things about Health Justice for Peace Corps Volunteers is that we have only a small core group of former Peace Corps volunteers and supporters, and yet we've managed to accomplish quite a bit. However, that doesn't mean that all the problems at the Peace Corps and Department of Labor have been solved.
If you would like to receive our confidential emails or join us in the struggle for improved health care for all volunteers, please send us an email at:
You can also comment about us and see new postings on our facebook site. You can also keep up to date and comment (anonymously, if you choose) on our news page.
What about if you are sick or injured and need help? First, you need to know that we aren't part of the Peace Corps or Department of Labor. We can't change your case worker or get your claim approved. But we can listen and empathize with you and may be able to connect you with others who have experienced the frustrations of health issues and dealing with inefficient systems that you have. We are in contact with the Peace Corps and can often help you get assistance. Your emails to us are confidential, and we will need to know what, if anything, you would like shared with the Peace Corps. After you have contacted us, we'll ask you to fill out a form giving us permission to pass your information along and explaining exactly what you want us send to the Peace Corps..
If you'd rather contact the Peace Corps directly, you can do that too.
There is also an emergency 24-hour crises hotline staffed by Peace Corps counseling and outreach staff: 855-855-1961 x1470/ 202-692-1470