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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

Advocacy Announcement: TAKE ACTION NOW!

Your voice is needed before tomorrow, February 14, 2020 regarding barrier crimes legislation. HB1540 adds additional crimes to the list of barrier crimes for which an exception is available in the case of employment with an adult substance abuse or mental health program at community services boar...

  • February 13, 2020

Mental Health Advocacy Day: Every Voice Counts!

On Wednesday, February 5th, VOCAL, alongside our advocacy partners, NAMI VA, MHAV, Voices for Virginia’s Kids, and the SAARA Center, will be hosting Mental Health Advocacy Day 2020.  Registration for Mental Health Advocacy Day is closed. The information below is for individuals already registered...

  • January 31, 2020

Advocacy Announcement: TAKE ACTION NOW!

Your voice is needed before Monday, February 2, 2020.  There are several Mandatory Outpatient Treatment (MOT) bills that are a concern for the peer community. This legislation concerns VOCAL’s constituents for multiple reasons. With that said, as a peer-run advocacy organization, our foremost con...

  • January 30, 2020