Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) is a private, nonprofit emergency relief organization supported solely by donations from Navy and Marine Corps personnel. The purpose of NMCRS is to provide temporary assistance to active-duty and retired sailors and Marines and their eligible family members in the form of interest-free loans and grants. We offer assistance for things such as basic living expenses to dental copays. NMCRS Quantico also offers regular budget counseling and Budget for Baby Classes. Participants attending the Budget for Baby Class receive a layette worth about $100 of items for the new baby. We have Combat Casualty Visiting Nurses at Quantico that can help you navigate the military and medical system when you have a combat-related medical claim.
They help educate service members and their families on how to live normally and will follow you when you get out of the Marine Corps or Navy and make sure you are connected to the right resources in your new area. Most of our staff are trained volunteers. We conduct training and are looking for mature people who want to help others. Our volunteers gain valuable job skills, and many go on to paid positions in other organizations.
Our services are offered on an appointment basis. Our hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can obtain a $500 Quick Assist Loan on a walk-in basis as long as you are eligible and have an active-duty ID card and a current Leave and Earning Statement. Please call for an appointment, volunteering or information, 703-784-9754/55.