Camp Lejeune outreach and support programs

Treven Pyles

By Treven Pyles

Posted on June 15th, 2023

Because they have relentlessly fought to defend our country, risking their lives, veterans deserve our utmost respect and admiration. Unfortunately, many Camp Lejeune veterans have difficulties overcoming financial hardship and finding people whom they can connect and share their stories with.

As a consequence of drinking contaminated water at Camp Lejeune during the last century, many veterans now struggle with crippling diseases. Not few are those who lack the support they need to overcome the difficulties their situation entails, such as the inability to afford treatment and the absence of other veterans whom they can talk to and share their stories with. Because we are well aware of the financial hardship Camp Lejeune veterans often face and the challenges they have to overcome in their daily lives, we have compiled a list of some of the most reputable non-profit organizations veterans can reach out to for support of any kind.

  • The American Legion: With the mission of enhancing the well-being of America's veterans and their families by devotion to mutual helpfulness, this group was founded in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, the Legion evolved from a group of veterans of World War I into one of the most influential non-profit organizations in the country.
  • Lejeune-New River: This organization is very helpful to veterans who want to stay up to date with the news regarding Camp Lejeune, but it also offers support to those who need it. It is extremely informative, providing details about local events and telling the stories of toxic exposure victims. Some of the topics the organization focuses on are military family life, education, and volunteering.
  • The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten: The mission of this organization is to help ensure the rights of the residents, Marines and Naval personnel, dependent family members, and civilians who lived at Camp Lejeune and were exposed to volatile organic compounds from the drinking water of their homes from 1953 until 1987.
  • Blinded Veterans Association: This organization serves as ambassador and mentor for veterans and their families coping with sight loss. It is the only congressionally chartered Veterans Service Organization created for, consisting of, and led by visually impaired veterans. While it is a group for all veterans, it also provides support to Camp Lejeune veterans who lost their eyesight due to various diseases.
  • Semper Fi & America's Fund: The goal of this organization is to care for our nation's critically wounded, ill, and injured veterans and military families. Supporting all branches of the military, it provides one-on-one case management, connection, and lifetime support. The group ensures that veterans and military families have the necessary resources during their recovery and throughout their transition back to their communities.
  • Lejeune Justice: While the initial mission of this organization was to achieve the passage of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, today, it helps contaminated water exposure victims navigate the system. It is a coalition of individuals and Veterans Service Organizations who worked for more than a decade on the passage of the Honoring Our PACT Act, which includes the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.
  • Hope for the Warriors: The organization believes that people touched by military service can succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, hope, and family. Nationally, the group offers comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources.
  • Disabled American Veterans Charity: This organization focuses on empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with dignity and respect. The members accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the available benefits and educating the public about the sacrifices and needs of veterans who are transitioning back to civilian life.

If you are a veteran or a family member of one struggling with a disease caused by drinking contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, we strongly encourage you to contact these organizations, as they can help you navigate your life with more ease and can offer you valuable advice and resources if you are in the midst of a difficult situation or crisis. Lastly, if you are a Camp Lejeune veteran or a family member injured by water contamination, do not hesitate to give our experienced attorneys a call, as you might be entitled to financial compensation from the U.S. government and from the VA. We will gladly evaluate your case free of charge.

Quality legal assistance for Camp Lejeune toxic water exposure victims

With over 30 years of experience in pursuing compensation for toxic exposure victims, including many veterans, our attorneys are ready to review your case and determine whether you are eligible to file a Camp Lejeune water contamination claim. As a veteran, we will only need your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records to have your case assessed. Family members who intend to file a claim will have to send in proof of their stay at the military base along with their medical records.

After we thoroughly review your situation, we will let you know if you are entitled to financial compensation under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act and from the VA if you are a veteran. Eligible individuals will promptly have their claims filed, as we understand that many toxic exposure victims struggle with the high cost of treatment. If you are too ill to participate in the legal process, you do not have to worry, as you can have a family member help you, and our compassionate team will also go to great lengths to accommodate you.