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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


Virginia Mental Health Peer News

Mental Health Symposium at Region Ten

September 13, 2017 By Malaina Poore Region 10 Board member Elliott Harding had the idea to bring politicians and community members to talk about mental health. Representatives Steve Landes, Rob Bell, Creigh Deeds and David Toscano were joined by local city council member Kristin Szakos and Dr. Jack ...

  • September 28, 2017

Open Letter to Dr. Jack Barber, Interim Commissioner DBHDS

Dr. Jack Barber Interim Commissioner DBHDS 1220 Bank Street Richmond, VA  23230   Dear Dr. Barber, I am writing you in regards to the proposed budget cuts to the Mental Health Block Grant issued to Virginia through the state’s application to SAMHSA. The President’s proposed budget would sl...

  • September 3, 2017