How We Help

The greatness of America lies not in being more 
enlightened than any other nation, 
but rather in her ability to repair her faults
Alexis de Tocqueville

Mission

To ensure that Peace Corps Volunteers, sick or injured by their service overseas, obtain the support and benefits to which they are entitled by law. We do this through individual support and advocacy and proposing and encouraging policy change. We offer an opportunity for people to connect with others going through difficult times who might otherwise feel ashamed for getting ill and frustrated by the bureaucracy.

Approach

With a spirit of compassion and commitment, we work for healthcare reform for ALL volunteers through-

  •      Representing the interests of volunteers to the Peace Corps and the US Department of Labor
  •      Raising awareness surrounding the challenges facing Volunteers by creating relationships within the Peace Corps community to include Peace Corps sub-groups, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who may feel marginalized because of illness/early termination, and members of the media
  •      Conversations with Congressional Representatives
  •      Individual correspondence and discussions with those who have had health issues