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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

NAMI Central Virginia Seeks Veterans for Support Group

NAMI CVA is recruiting veterans to lead a support group for adults with mental health concerns at Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Hospital. This group meets every week in the mental health wing and provides a free support for veterans in our local community that are affected by conditions like PTSD, depres...

We Want to Hear From You!

We want to hear from you about Medicaid! With Medicaid expansion passing in January, as well as the developments in STEP-VA for CSBs, the Departments of Medical Assistance Services and Behavioral Health and Developmental Services are partnering with organizations across the state to ensure that Medi...

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