19 Dec Vail Place Receives $15,000 Grant from Target Corporation
Recently, Vail Place received a $15,000 grant from Target to assist with our Housing Support Services. These services provide our members with safe, affordable, independent housing. Additionally, we help our members gain skills and tools necessary to retain housing and to be self-sufficient. This program is a critical component of our mission to help adults with mental illness integrate and thrive in the community, and to combat the threat of homelessness that many of our members face.
Stefano Loverso, Vail Place Director of External Affairs, explains, “About half of our members are at risk of homelessness or already homeless. This grant from Target will help us move that statistic in a positive direction. Last year 100% of our members who obtained new housing kept it for at least six months, so we know the services work.”
“Without housing, it can be nearly impossible for Vail Place members to receive many of the other supports and assistance they require. Living with a serious mental illness can be enormously challenging and we’re very glad to see that Target has recognized this issue. They truly are a strong community partner in every sense of the word,” said Vicky Couillard, Vail Place Executive Director.
Since 1946 the Target Corporation has donated 5% of its profits to communities – more than $4 million each week. We are very grateful to be included in Target’s generous giving.