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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

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...

Advocacy Update: #BeVOCAL

SB555 passed out of the House of Delegates’ Health, Welfare, and Institutions Committee this morning with a resulting vote of 16 to 6. What happens next? After a bill passes out of committee, it either gets sent to the Finance/Appropriations Committee to address its fiscal impact or it goes direct...

Make A Difference: Call Your Legislators Now!

SB555 passed out of the House of Delegates’ Health, Welfare, and Institutions (HWI) Subcommittee #2 this morning, 2/20/18, with a result of 7 yea to 3 nay; however, there are three more steps for this bill to be signed into law: Thursday morning at 9:30am, SB555 needs to pass out of the full HWI C...