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Mental Health Advocacy Day

Join peers and supporters at the General Assembly building in Richmond on January 27th at 9am. Let your voice heard as legislative season begins -- "Nothing about us without us!"

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Personal Transformation

VOCAL impacts personal lives through networking peers to each other, sharing stories of hope, and offering leadership and recovery training.

Vision

Community Transformation

VOCAL impacts communities by outreach to determine unmet needs, convening workgroups, and networking peers regionally.

Mission

Systems Transformation

VOCAL impacts mental health support systems through advocacy, researching innovative solutions and networking peer-run programs.

Values
"VOCAL offers people opportunities to see peers that have overcome obstacles and reached milestones in life, which they may not realize someone with a disability can achieve. Gives them hope in their own lives." - VOCAL Member

VOCAL Network

Connect with peers in recovery around Virginia -- more than 1980 VOCAL members statewide.

VOCAL Network

VOCAL REACH

"Recovery Education and Creative Healing:" Find tools & trainings for finding & sharing wellness.

VOCAL REACH

VOCAL CO-OP

"Consumer-Owned and Operated Programs:" Access resources to sustain peer-run programs.

VOCAL CO-OP

VOCAL Advocacy

Learn how to speak up for services you need & unite with peers for systems change.

VOCAL Advocacy

Virginia Mental Health Peer News

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Trauma-Informed Care for Organizations?

Thankfully, public systems in Virginia are educating professionals and peers about the lasting effects of trauma on individuals’ mental health.  Trauma-informed care treatments help more than harm, and we can’t adopt them soon enough. Fight, flight or freeze: Our bodies physiologically ...

Comment open for VA’s Human Rights Regulations

Ok, VOCAL! Another opportunity to speak up! Virginia is reviewing the regulations meant to protect the rights of peers receiving services from the state and state-licensed or funded agencies. The long, full name of these are the “Regulations to Assure the Rights of Individuals Receiving Servic...

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Welcome to VOCAL’s new website

We loved all the energetic colors, resources, and smiling faces of peers around Virginia on VOCAL’s previous website. We think you’ll find this new version honors that legacy, with the additions that will make it easier to stay up-to-date on Virginia mental health recovery news and event...

  • December 21, 2015

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