RPCV Survivors Need to Have a Safe Supportive Space to Heal
RPCV Health Crusade created this virtual survivor program specifically for RPCVs who have experienced an incredibly challenging incident during Peace Corps service. We cannot dictate what being a survivor means or designate who is a survivor. That is up to you to determine for yourself. If you are a survivor, please join us in a safe supportive space to work through those feelings.
We know it can be hard to talk about it. But Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) already understand the lingo. We recognize the environment.
The peer support sessions are not formal therapy. These are opportunities for discussions with other RPCVs as peers. Please be patient with yourself and each other. Respect each others’ stories. There is no blame or judgement here.
We believe you. And, we believe in you. Use this space to work through your confusion, concerns, fears, and anger. That experience does not define you. The most important part is that you survived it. Now is the time to heal. You can share as much or as little as you want. The support group will work together to decide on the pace and the discussion topics.
Please complete the form below to express your interest in the RPCV-HC survivor peer-support group. Someone from our team will reach out to schedule a follow-up phone call to further assess needs and determine if these support sessions can be a good fit. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will do our best.
We will not share your information with any other RPCVs, groups, organizations, or agencies.
Update: We are no longer accepting requests to join the survivor peer support sessions. We will reopen the interest form when the next survivor peer support group is formed.