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2018 VOCAL Conference: "Recovery in Community"

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Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center

2801 Hershberger Road Northwest

Roanoke, VA 24017

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What do those words “Recovery In Community” mean to you? We often use the words recovery community to describe ourselves and the culture of peers. Of course we have other connections as well, be it our families, our social groups, our congregations, or the larger community in which we exist. How can we incorporate recovery into those groups? What does the term “Community Inclusion” really mean? How do communities recover after unsettling events? We hope this conference will make room for these ideas and more.

We are pleased to announce that our Keynote Speaker will be Matthew R. Federici, MS, Executive Director of the Copeland Center for Wellness & Recovery. Matthew is an internationally recognized speaker, trainer and consultant on recovery, wellness, community inclusion, and peer support. He serves on the board of directors for the International Association of Peer Support and the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery. In 2015, he was awarded by San Diego County, the National “This Person” award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the hope and wellness of people in recovery. Matthew’s personal and professional journey in wellness and recovery includes involvement as a family member and a mental health consumer advocate for over 20 years. He received his BA from Alvernia University in Psychology and Communications and MS in Rehabilitation Counseling from Rutgers University.

Full registration includes lunch and dinner on Monday, shared overnight accomodations at the Sheraton, and breakfast and lunch on Tuesday. Day passes are available.

Please contact our office with questions at 804-343-1777.

Registration is open until Sunday, April 29, at 11: 00 p.m., however there are no overnight full scholarships left. You may call the VOCAL office to be placed on a waiting list for full scholarships if spots become available.

You can still register and pay online for day attendance until May 13.

If you would like to register with the hotel to arrive on Sunday, May 20, please email Kelly Burd-Adams: Kelly.burd-adams@sheratonroanoke.com

Information about registering and paying for the conference:

VOCAL cannot refund money once you have registered and paid.

Scholarships will be given on a first come, first serve basis, for individuals who are paying for themselves. If the money comes from a group fundraiser, please indicate this on the memo line of the check. Contact your CSB or other organizations you are affiliated with about sponsorship before requesting a VOCAL scholarship. Overnight accomodations at scholarship rates are reserved for those who live further than 60 miles from the event.

Scholarship recipients must commit to:

  • Attend the VOCAL Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 22nd
  • Volunteer 1.5 hours of time for the conference
  • Complete the evaluation and survey in your registration packet

We sincerely look forward to being with you in Roanoke!

If you would like to make a donation in any amount, please visit this link.


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Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center

2801 Hershberger Road Northwest

Roanoke, VA 24017

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