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Vail Place and North Memorial Health (NMH) work in partnership through our Vail Connect program to meet the needs of individuals who live with mental health conditions and experience barriers that can be difficult to manage on their own. Many who are referred to Vail...

In collaboration with HealthPartners, Vail Place is piloting a new program, the Results Focused Model (RFM). The goal is to improve the health and stability of individuals, which in turn reduces healthcare costs. Patients who are referred to the RFM program typically meet one or...

By Carla N. Sometimes it is hard to feel gratitude when you have to deal with a mental illness and all that that entails. Being on social security disability. Dealing with getting and keeping low income housing. Trying to find good quality food especially fruit and...

With the worsening pandemic, phone and internet service is critical for most of the over 3000 community members Vail Place will serve this year. These costs are both unplanned and expensive – over $60000! During #GTMD20 we need to raise $20,000 to purchase the phone service...

Vail Place was recently profiled in features by OPEN MINDS. OPEN MINDS focuses on organizations that serve people with chronic conditions and complex needs. You can read our organizational profile here and our Vail Care program profile here. The profiles give an excellent view of what Vail...

NEWS RELEASE Vail Place, a non-profit organization providing comprehensive services, supports and resources for adults with mental illnesses, announced it has appointed two new individuals to its Board of Directors,  Monique Rochard-Marine and Ted Schatz. Rochard-Marine is currently Director of Strategic Meetings Management and Event Operations...

Written and photographed by Chris K., Vail Place Member There are so many things going through my mind recently. I feel afraid a lot - about what will happen to our country, about healing racism/folks who have been harmed by racism, about COVID-19. And as a...

Social Justice is often talked about in broad, sweeping terms, but for Vail Place employee Kayle, social justice is something she works towards every day. Kayle is the Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Housing Services Coordinator at Dow Towers in Hopkins. Her role is...

The “Triple Aim” is a common term in healthcare reform with a focus on client experience, lower costs and improved health of the population. The individual who is receiving care or services is the core of the model, with the goal of improved care, health...

Margaret Humphrey, Uptown Clubhouse Member, Vail Board Member Every day gets a little easier but it’s been tough, with COVID feeling isolated and disconnected from the world. For a while I was overwhelmed and couldn’t do anything.  Now Zoom meetings have helped tremendously.  At least twice a day you’re connecting with people and listening to people you haven’t seen for quite some time.  It’s a big help.  It feels good. I’m proud, as a board member, of all the employees stepping up in the middle of a crisis and enthusiastically engaging in changes, basically overnight.  The leadership team is doing an excellent job in coordinating everything in a short time.  The Vail Uptown Clubhouse called me, and all members, and kept in contact with people and have connected with people we haven’t heard from in long time.  And we’re doing online enrollment. Vail Place is an extraordinary organization.  We have an extremely good board and leadership.  While other agencies have furloughed staff or closed, we’ve adapted quickly and are reaching out in new ways that we wouldn’t have thought of before.  As a member, I feel so blessed to have found Vail Place.  And I’m excited about the new ways we’ve found to reach out to folks that we can continue to use after we reopen so we’ll be able to hear from people who can’t make it to the Clubhouses – maybe because their mental health is too bad and they can’t get out and about; or someone who’s convalescing and can now plug into meetings daily instead of feeling isolated or alone waiting to recover. B.C., Uptown Clubhouse Member