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Veteran finds support system at Vail Place When you take a tour of Vail Place, you might just be guided by a man named Richard. Richard is a veteran who served in the Army for four years in the early 1980s. He was a support person with the Special Forces and was a paratrooper with 25 jumps as well. For the last 15 months of his service, he was stationed in Germany, and after leaving the Army, he spent some time touring Europe. A few decades later, however, Richard found himself struggling with homelessness, mental illness and financial problems. After a very difficult time in his life, Richard reunited with his family in Minnesota, and they helped get him started in a treatment program at the V.A. hospital there, which was the beginning of his recovery. He commented, “I was still kind of messed up. I wasn’t thinking right.” While in treatment at the hospital, he remembers watching a video that included an image of Vail Place’s Minneapolis Clubhouse. He knew he needed a place to go after daytime treatment, and he thought the Clubhouse could be a good fit. Richard’s father and stepmother arranged a tour for him, and he became a member of the Uptown Club in December of 2006. Though he didn’t realize it then, Vail Place would become a huge part of his life.

On Monday, August 26th, Vail Place staff and members participated in Mental Health Awareness Day at the Minnesota State Fair for the second year in a row. More than 50 mental health organizations participated, giving visitors a chance to explore mental health and wellness resources through...

 By Katie Leverentz
We're very pleased to announce that our Ragnar Relay Race event was a massive success! A group of 12 runners, event volunteers, driver volunteers, and countless donors have been preparing since January to pull this off and raised about $8500 for Vail Place. We ran for 38 hours, one by one, and finished 371st out of 373 teams. That may sound bad, but guess what? We had 3 members run and they each finished their leg of the race and were so proud and happy for what they accomplished- and that’s all that matters to us. And we finished the darn race!

By Greg a member of Vail Uptown Clubhouse It’s August and to us in Minnesota, USA , that means we’re soaking up the sun at the RAGNAR RACE! On August 16-17, a group of Clubhouse members, staff, and volunteers will run the 200+ mile relay race...

The annual Vail Uptown Garage Sale will be here before we know it.  This year it will be Friday, August 2nd & Saturday, August 3rd To donate items for the sale, bring your items for donation to the Uptown Minneapolis Clubhouse (address below) between 8am-4:30pm on...

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!"...