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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.

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VOCAL Network

Connect with peers in recovery around Virginia -- more than 2000 VOCAL members statewide.

VOCAL Network


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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 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...

Take Action Now!

VOCAL is monitoring barrier crime legislation introduced this session very closely. There were two separate bills to provide exclusions for barrier crimes in relation to the behavioral health field introduced this year – HB479 and SB555. HB479 was a very progressive bill and offered a comprehensiv...