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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

Help for Low-Income Households, Money Saving Tips and “Life Hacks”

Not all peers qualify as “low-income,” but some of us do. Recently I’ve come across some interesting money saving tips, hand-up programs for low-income individuals and families. None of these are geared towards folks with mental health challenges but they sure seem like things our ...

  • August 2, 2017

VOCAL Supports Supportive Housing

In July VOCAL was invited to attend a Strategy Group Meeting on Housing for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness. A range of agencies were represented in this first meeting, assisted by consultants Sherry Lerch and Lisa Sloane. The goal is to provide safe, affordable for the SMI (Serious Mentally...

  • July 20, 2017

Member Spotlight: Scott Haugh

Scott is an artist and long-time VOCAL member. This interview appeared in the June – July issue of the Network News. One: Hi, Scott. What’s new? I’m excited to unveil: www.TheUnmedicated.com It’s a saga of peer support that takes place over the course of an evening. It was created fr...

  • June 29, 2017