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Congratulations to the new VOCAL Board of Directors. Get in touch with your local representative to help shape our peer mental health recovery work in Virginia.

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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 2000 VOCAL members statewide.

VOCAL Network

VOCAL REACH

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

VOCAL REACH

VOCAL Co-OPP

"Coalition Of Peer-run Programs:" Networking and 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

Guest Blogger Beth Gager Asks You To Look Inside

Gift to the World by Beth Gager When was it that you stopped being a gift to the world? Do you remember a moment, a life event, a certain shameful instant when you went from being the miracle you were born as and turned into one of the lost and broken ones? I remember when it happened to me. It was ...

  • June 22, 2016

Guest Blogger Meredith Bond Weaves The Future

Overcoming the Past, Dreaming of Tomorrow by Meredith Bond Vivian Greene once said, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” When I was a sophomore in college, I fell down some stairs and acquired a degenerative, bulging disc. As a fine ar...

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Western State Hospital Visit

Last week I visited long-time VOCAL supporter and WRAP facilitator Clyde Hoy at Western State Hospital. I’ve never been to the new building and, truth be told, I make it my business to stay away from hospitals when possible. But Clyde, Rachel Isak-Peer (who was headed out to hang art at “...

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