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*Update - Our event was a huge success, raising more than $15,000 for theater arts programming at Vail Place. Watch some highlights of Shaving Grace here, or visit us on Facebook.  https://youtu.be/pCUpRjVi8OE https://youtu.be/eW-4UA--700 Vail Place members and staff will shave off their beards, ponytails and possibly even their entire...

Creativity and Mental Health Recovery On Tuesday, February 13th from 6:30-7:30pm Vail Place members will perform at the History Theatre in St. Paul. Scenes, monologues, poetry, song, and dance will be among the theatrical expressions used to reveal the often devastating challenges of living with a...

2017 has been a transformational year for Vail Place, and our work is only beginning! As the year winds down, we're launching a Countdown to $100K. Our year-end goal is to raise $100,000 to support our many wonderful programs for adults with mental illness. Now, more than...

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...

We congratulate Hopkins Center Drug on recently winning a $2,500 prize furnished by Cardinal for the charity of their choice. And we also express our deepest gratitude that Center Drug has chosen Vail Place as the recipient of their award. Center Drug refers to themselves as...

Over 300 people joined us at this year's Dr. Vail Hour performances of  Recovery Superheroes, The Battle Continues. We were thrilled to see so many people excited to become Recovery Superheroes and support the work we do at Vail Place. Dr. Vail Hour is a cornerstone fundraising...

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...

The Vail Place Recovery Superheroes are back at this year’s Dr. Vail Hour theatrical fundraising program with a new twist! This year’s program will offer two opportunities to get involved on Thursday, October 19 at the Metropolitan Ballroom: Dr. Vail Hour Fundraising Breakfast from 8 -9am Dr. Vail...

Hi! My name is Sheila, I'm a recovering addict. Just going to share a little of my life with you and how I became a resident here at Vail House. Thinking, as I had for several years, how depression and addiction have always been a part...