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‘I Didn’t Find Vail Place - Vail Place Found Me’ Board member Char Chmielewski talks about the organization’s impact

When Char Chmielewski first became involved with Vail Place seven years ago, she anticipated coming at the experience solely from a business perspective. What she didn’t expect was how deeply her heart would be touched by the courage and resilience of Vail Place members, or the huge impact the organization would have on her personally. “I have so much compassion for the members at Vail Place,” Char says “Although it’s heartbreaking how hard it can be for them sometimes just to live life on a daily basis, at the same time I feel so proud that they are taking their lives back, diving into the programs and just doing the work. Plus their attitudes are incredible. They are so grateful for the community they’ve found at Vail Place.”

After many years of struggling with mental illness and substance abuse, member Ralph finds hope and a new community at Vail Place. Ralph Coleman likes to tell a joke. “Why was the skeleton afraid to cross the road? Because he didn’t have any guts!” Guts are...

On Thursday, October 19, 2017 Dr. Vail Hour will be back with Recovery Superheroes - The Battle Continues. This year's brand new production features Vail Place members, volunteers and staff and focuses specifically on the work-ordered day, a vital component of the Clubhouse model. The performance is drawn from the real...

September is National Recovery Month, designated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The aim of the observance is to heighten awareness and understanding of mental illness and...

Vail Place was thrilled to be mentioned in two news stories at KARE11 and MinnPost.com this past month regarding our Employment Program and our partnership with Sea Salt. The cooperation between Vail Place and Sea Salt began in 2010 with just 3 transitional positions. Since then it has blossomed...

Vail Place launches Vail Care, a new behavioral health home services program provides a bridge to long-term health and wellness for people with serious mental illnesses Vail Care is a Medicaid-certified behavioral health home services program. Vail Care includes health and wellness promotion, case management, enrollee and...

Vail Place is pleased to announce the formation of a Speakers Bureau to represent our organization at various speaking opportunities in the area. Vail Place Speakers give presentations about mental health, Vail Place, our history and our services (including the Clubhouse Model). The Bureau consists of...

Hopkins Clubhouse - Tuesday, May 16th   Minneapolis Clubhouse - Wednesday, May 17th  Our Open House serves as a wonderful introduction to Vail Place and the role we play within the community. Join us for entire program, or just a part.  Each Open House includes the following...