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VOCAL Newsletters

Network E-Digest – Twice a week – Notice of peer mental health training, jobs, meetings and announcements. Sign up.

Advocacy Updates – As needed – Notice of legislative activity that affects mental health policy. Sign up.

CO-OPP Corner – Monthly – Articles about organizational wellness and non-profit best practices. Sign up.

WRAP Facilitators – Monthly – Connection and networking for Certified WRAP Facilitators in Virginia. Sign up for the WRAP Facilitators Newsletter by e-mailing REACH Director, Don Johnson.

The Network News is published six times a year and covers peer recovery across Virginia. Sign up here.

2019 4th Quarter Newsletter

2019 3rd Quarter Newsletter

2019 March-April Newsletter

2019 January-February Newsletter

2018 November-December Newsletter2019 Color March-April Newsletter

Check out this issue for our “Member Spotlight” with Ryan Tempesco and an interview with On Our Own of Roanoke Valley’s Executive Director, Robin Hubert, as OOORV celebrates their 25th anniversary!

2018 September – October Newsletter

In this issue we welcome Don Johnson as REACH Program Director, talk to longtime member Jeff Roher, enjoy poetry, event announcements, and news from around the state.

2018 July-August Newsletter

Read what’s been happening around the VOCAL office this summer and new plans and opportunities for the fall.

2018 May – June Network News

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 upcoming trainings, an impressive song list compiled by George Waldrop VOCAL’s 2018 conference, and of course, updates from the VOCAL office.

2018 March – April Network News

The March – April Newsletter is hot off the presses. In this issue you will find VOCAL updates, including information about upcoming events, news from the legislative session and Board of Directors retreat, poems by George Waldrop and Ann Catherine Braxton, myths about eating disorders and other news from across Virginia!

2018 January-February Network News

The January February edition of the VOCAL Newsletter can be found here. Read about whats new at VOCAL including upcoming Advocacy Days, Training Opportunities, and meet our newest staff member, Megan Sharkey.

2017 October – November Network News

New trainings come to Virginia, interview about systems change and advocacy with Bonnie Neighbour, and poetry by Joyce Johnson Rouse.

2017 June – July 2017 Network News

In this issue: Member Spotlight on Scott Haugh, Creative Offering from Thynesis Harris, I Am Enough by Catherine Ann Braxton, summer Peer Support Recovery Specialist Trainings, Virginia Peer Support Network, Erin Crettier joins VOCAL staff, letters from the Executive Director and Network Director, other announcements.