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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.


Community Transformation

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


Systems Transformation

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

"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


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



"Coalition Of Peer-run Programs:" Networking and resources to sustain peer-run programs.


VOCAL Advocacy

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

VOCAL Advocacy

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Virginia Mental Health Peer News

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...


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

Nominate VOCAL Board Members

VOCAL’s Board of Directors has openings for board members in Region 1, as well as at-large positions. Board members have lived experience with mental health challenges and are willing to volunteer several hours a month to support VOCAL using their strengths. This may include phone calls to par...