VOCAL Network: The hub of the membership community

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The Network connects mental health peers across the state of Virginia to each other, by interests and by region, for support and collaboration.

We are a community of more than 1980 members who have self-identified as people with lived experience of mental health challenges. We use our personal expertise in this area to work together to heal communities.

Become a member now! Or download and mail or fax in a membership form.

Here is a list of 12 ways you can be involved.

What the VOCAL Network does

Referral for Recovery Support – available via telephone, email and appointment at the VOCAL office. Email the network or call 804-343-1777.

Virginia Peer Recovery Job and Volunteer Listings – We list peer recovery job and volunteer opportunities as we hear about them. Share an opening with us by email or review the current listing.

Network Digest – Email updates about opportunities for our membership twice weekly. Sign up by becoming a VOCAL member!

Network News – Quarterly newsletter on recovery issues and personal stories. Sent to all peer and partner members.

Annual Conference – A statewide, 3-day conference, offering approximately 35 workshops led by mental health consumers. This conference is attended by 300 to 400 peers. Learn more about the Conference.

Regional Conferences and Peer Connects – As requested by membership, VOCAL Network supports peers to convene conferences and monthly meetings in their regions. Reach out to our staff.

Issue-focused workgroups – Network staff regularly monitor unmet needs statewide and convene representatives to discuss concerns and develop solutions. See what we’re working on now.

Want to learn more?

Contact the Network Staff directly at 804-343-1777 or email:

Network Program Director – Malaina Poore

Network Events and Communications – Yolande Long