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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


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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

Help for Low-Income Households, Money Saving Tips and “Life Hacks”

Not all peers qualify as “low-income,” but some of us do. Recently I’ve come across some interesting money saving tips, hand-up programs for low-income individuals and families. One of which is to make the most of local credit unions, for example if you live in Palmetto, visit PALM...

  • August 2, 2017

VOCAL Supports Supportive Housing

In July VOCAL was invited to attend a Strategy Group Meeting on Housing for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness. A range of agencies were represented in this first meeting, assisted by consultants Sherry Lerch and Lisa Sloane. The goal is to provide safe, affordable for the SMI (Serious Mentally...

  • July 20, 2017