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As time goes by and our programs expand we have more needs that you, the community, can help us obtain! Our newest Wish List items are:     Patio furniture New patio table with umbrella and chairs Swing porch chair or porch couch Loungers with no cushions ...

This past month we mailed our 2018 Annual Report to members, staff, partners and donors. Vail Place has had so much to celebrate over this past year because of the generosity of our supporters. Our 2018 Annual Report tells a rich story of accomplishments, like the...

Once again Vail Place has been recognized by the Charities Review Council for meeting its 25 Accountability Standards. The Council was founded in 1946 and works to build donor and nonprofit relationships for strong, vibrant and just communities. They collaborate with nonprofits, donors and grant-makers to...

Altruistic at Heart – Kayle finds her niche working for Vail Place Kayle Dietrich is a uniquely caring individual who has dedicated her professional life to helping others and making her community a better place. Vail Place is fortunate to employ Kayle as the Resident Opportunities...

In an effort to continue to provide our clients with services designed to help them live stable and healthy lives, Vail Place will implement a tobacco-free policy at all of our Twin Cities locations. The policy, which will go into effect on April 1, will prohibit...

"I just want to give a huge thanks. I have learned so much and have grown in my mental abilities for the better. Of course life will still be difficult at times. Now though, I am more equipped to tolerate these oncoming obstacles I figure!"...

On Tuesday evening, February 19, Vail Place members took the stage at the History Theatre in St. Paul. They performed pieces based on their lived experiences with mental illness. They were applauded with a standing ovation and responses including: “The stories of the actors and their bravery to share them with us. Awe-inspiring.” “The honesty of emotions and the courage to tell these stories is deeply moving.” “Helped open my eyes, thoughts, caring. I’ve never experienced the causes/effects/ feelings of mental illnesses and understanding the impact on trying to be comfortable with oneself.” “It was deeply moving and inspiring.” “Helps me gain insight into the roads they traveled. Very thankful for all.” These are typical responses every year to members’ performances since the Vail Place Theater Arts program launched five years ago in close partnership with the History Theatre.

Did you happen to catch the recent video promoting the Services for Services Auction? If not  check it out here. This award-worthy video – engaging, goofy, and just a hoot – was a production of the Hopkins Clubhouse Audio/Visual Team. It’s a testament to Clubhouse community, creativity, and commitment! Two years ago members and staff at a Clubhouse Training in Greenville, South Carolina were inspired by that Clubhouse’s focus on video production in their work day. They decided to bring some of that creative energy back to our Clubhouse community … with amazing results! The A/V Team has produced videos covering just about everything touching our Clubhouse community and all of Vail Place- • An overview of our programs for new members • Tobacco Independence videos to cover the transition to our new Tobacco Free policy • Week-at-a-glance (WAAG) videos to cover … well, what’s happening during the week … at a glance • Thank-you videos to donors (like the personal thank you videos that went to every person who donated to GiveMN last November – a real hit!) • Agency training events • A member mental health recovery story • Promotions for upcoming events Where does this creativity come from?