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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

Read the Latest Newsletter

This issue is jam-packed with goodies including an essay about the impact Community Inclusion has made in the life of Ann Benner, announcements from friends and allies including Living Proof Outreach LLC’s 1st Annual African American Mental Health Awareness Month Forum, information about many...

  • June 14, 2018

New Trainings, Our Annual Conference and the Latest Newsletter Are Here!

VOCAL will bring these trainings – and more – to sites across Virginia in the next 18 months:  eCPR, Trauma Informed Care, Pathways, Smart Recovery, Community Inclusion, Peer Support Whole Health and Resilience.  Some opportunities to become trainers or facilitators will be available. ...

  • March 21, 2018

SB555 Passes in the House

Today, Senate Bill 555 passed in the House with a resulting vote of 62 to 36; the next step is for Governor Northam to sign it into law. There were still a few members of the House who expressed deep concerns about the perceived dangers of removing a barrier crime from the employment process, despit...