General and COVID-19 Specific Resources
Transitioning from Peace Corps to life at home can be challenging and stressful under the best circumstances and being evacuated in the midst of a global-pandemic can present many other difficulties. The following resources were compiled to assist evacuated and returned Peace Corps Volunteers. We will be updating this page with additional information. If you have an additional resource you would like us to add, contact our webmaster.
WA State COVID Advisories
On January 5, Governor Inslee announced the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan, which lays out the process to safely reopen Washington state. The plan includes guidance for certain businesses and industries to help protect Washingtonians and minimize the spread of COVID-19.
The full Healthy Washington phased chart is available here.
National Peace Corps Association Resources for Evacuees
NPCA Global Reentry Program
Connect with RPCVs, steps to begin your transition, health & wellbeing, jobs & careers, webinars, scholarships, continued service opportunities.
Covid–19 Resources Washington State
Testing Centers for Covid-19
Testing is increasingly available in King County. Click here if you need access to the King County mobile testing sites or via King County Public Health if you are unable to get tested via your healthcare provider.
Covid-19 Financial Help In Washington State
Resources regarding unemployment, rent, housing, student loan deferment, utilities, food assistance, and more.
2-1-1 Washington State
Connects you to community resources statewide.
CDC COVID-19 Fact Sheet
What you should know about COVID-19 to protect yourself and others
WA Coronavirus Response – How You Can Help
Personal protective equipment, volunteering (emergency volunteer health practitioners), blood and plasma donation, food bank, and other
Emergency Housing Resources
Housing Resources through Hopelink in the Seattle-Bellevue Metro Area
King County Resources:
Health and Wellness
Therapist/Counseling Resources available to RPCVs
Low cost or no cost. Evacuees are encouraged to contact their SEAPAX mentor (or a board member) for the contact information (for yourself or fellow RPCV) for confidential counseling via Teledoc.
(With or without a 127A form.)
Online Resources Compiled by Health Resource Partners
Education, college students, mental health, meditation and yoga, fitness and dance, fun for kids, virtual tours and live theatre, and more
Career + Life Coaching for RPCVs – 1:1 or small group
Online resources for how to have a fulfilling life after Peace Corps, 1:1 and small group virtual coaching (limited space) (Life coach is a former PCV and offers online resources, virtual coaching for individuals, and virtual small group coaching.
Graduate Schools with Benefits for RPCVs
SIT Graduate Institute
We currently offer the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) Scholarship to returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCVs), which has a benefit of 25% off tuition and can be used towards any of our master’s degree programs. We are now increasing this scholarship to 35% off tuition for spring returnees who needed to come home due to the coronavirus pandemic. The benefit is valid for two years, starting in fall 2020.
The Syracuse University - Maxwell School is offering Peace Corps Volunteers who have been recalled due to the global health crisis caused by COVID-19 the opportunity to apply for 2020 admission to the #1-ranked MPA program and the MA in International Relations. Qualified students applying by May 15, 2020 will have the $75 application fee waived, the GRE requirement waived, and students accepted to the program will be awarded a 50% tuition scholarship. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Peace Corps Offer” and we will send you the information on how to apply.
Clark University: https://gradstudies.clarku.edu/returned-peace-corps-volunteers
Clark University Graduate Studies is offering specific support for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who apply to Clark IDCE master's degree programs for Summer or Fall 2020 study, making it possible to get your advanced degree by 2021.
Clark University’s International Development, Community, and Environment Department (IDCE) offers degree programs specially designed to cross boundaries and address major social and environmental justice issues facing the world today. With a flexible, interdisciplinary, and practice-oriented curriculum, our programs allow you to pursue your passion by giving you the skills and experience to make an immediate impact by crafting solutions for the challenges facing our world.
Washington State Graduate School Information
Evan’s School of Public Policy and Governance- recruitment email email@example.com