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Member Directory

VOCAL

Address 7400 Beaufont Springs Drive
Richmond City, Virginia 23225
Phone (804) 343-1777
Website http://www.vocalvirginia.org
Primary Contact Heather Orrock
Primary Email heather@vocalvirginia.org
Executive Director Bonnie Neighbour
Primary Focus Area Health and Safety
Service Areas

Mission Statement

To create a climate in Virginia where peers are empowered to understand and find their own recovery through programs that achieve: a) personal transformation, b) community transformation, and c) systems transformation.

Overview

VOCAL is Virginia’s statewide network of people who embrace their mental health challenges and work together to heal communities. We organize and empower individuals to create broad-scale social change by transforming individual lives, local communities and the mental health service delivery system.

Membership is free to all who identify as “peers,” people who either now or in the past have experienced emotional turbulence, mental health crisis, or extreme states of consciousness (commonly labeled as “mental illness”). We also encourage honorary members who do not personally experience mental health challenges but want to partner in our work. Join us today.

Our values guide all the work we do. VOCAL creates programs that respect the inherent worth and dignity of all people, regardless of their current or past mental state, diagnosis, or use of medications. We also value the right to self-determination and the important contributions of peer support and self-help.

Read more about our Mission and Vision.

VOCAL is 100% peer-run, meaning we are staffed and managed entirely by peers. Feel free to reach out to our staff and board members directly or call our office at 804-343-1777. Learn more about other peer-run programs in Virginia, the United States and the world.

Giving Opportunities

Opportunity 1

CNE is excited to launch 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector!

Building on themes from 10 discussion sessions with 67 community members, and several leading national frameworks for nonprofit health and impact, the 7 Actionable Principles aim to create a shared understanding of what makes a healthy nonprofit and build a supportive learning community of nonprofits and funders.

We encourage you to check out the site and you can find a recording of our launch town hall here.

CNE Members: Schedule a complimentary hour of support and coaching around the 7 Actionable Principles here.