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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

Read the October – November VOCAL Digest

Color Newsletter November 2017 Click on the link above to read more about new, state of the art recovery trainings coming to Virginia, our interview with Bonnie Neighbour, Tammy Ozolins on her “blessing in disguise,” VOCAL announcements and more.

  • November 5, 2017

Member Spotlight: Luis Quintero

You may know Luis Quintero, Regional Peer Recovery Specialist Coordinator at Richmond Behavioral Health , by his warm spirit or snappy fashion sense. Luis shared a speech he recently gave that charts some of his inspiring story.  Good evening to everyone, my name is Luis Quintero. I have been in l...

  • October 31, 2017