Recent News

[caption id="attachment_21033" align="alignnone" width="100%"] Shelly Zuzek, Emilie Hedlund and Vicky Couillard[/caption] Vail Place congratulates Emilie Hedlund from North Memorial for being a Collaboration and Partners award finalist at The Women's Health Leadership TRUST Forum on April 20th, 2017. The Women's Health Leadership TRUST is a professional network of...

Jean Silver first visited Vail Place after a friend suggested she volunteer at the Minneapolis Clubhouse by helping with a holiday meal. That first visit was all it took. Seventeen years later, Jean has become a mainstay within the Clubhouse and the Vail Place organization...

[caption id="attachment_16987" align="alignright" width="213"] Martha and her dog Prince.[/caption] Vail Place Clubhouse member Martha Bird never dreamed that her recovery would not only revive an old hobby, but lead her into a new vocation as a nationally recognized artist and craftswoman. Martha’s recent accomplishments include curating and...

[caption id="attachment_21161" align="alignright" width="320"] Title: Braided Curves Artist: Martha BirdMaterial: MN Wildcrafted Willow[/caption]Five Vail Place Members will exhibit original artwork as part of Water's Edge, a new art show opening April 9th at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska. Members Martha B., Andrew...

Vail Place was there for Mental Health Day on the Hill 2017. On Thursday, March 16th, 24 Vail Place members and staff attended this all-day event held at the Minnesota State Capitol along with family members, advocates, and others living with mental illnesses. Sponsored by...

Calynn Hendrickson first heard about Vail Place after moving to Hopkins in 2010. With an educational background in psychology, counseling and wellness, Calynn was looking for a place to volunteer her services, in the hopes of facilitating a wellness group. After years of being told...

By Sandra Smith, Vail Place member During a recent meeting with Vail Place’s Employment Specialist Lynda Yankovich we discussed how the book The Orange Frog and coaching CD Broadcasting Happiness have helped me better deal with stress-related issues at work. Lynda asked me if I would...

We are thrilled to announce that the Minnesota State Arts Board has awarded Vail Place a $21,120 Partners in Arts Participation grant. This grant will be used for our Vail Theater Arts Program, now in its fourth year. In this program our members work with professional artists...

Vail House is in need of several household items. The program at Vail House provides housing designed to help adults manage mental health, maintain sobriety, and break the cycle of homelessness. Up to 23 residents can be served in the communal, transitional housing. Staff work with private landlords throughout Hennepin County...

For Ranee and Jim, Vail Place is a family affair. ...

[caption id="attachment_21139" align="alignright" width="225"] Abdifatah Mohamed leads first Diversity Council Event at Vail Place.[/caption] Vail Place now has a Diversity Council. We are so proud to announce that Vail Place staff members have developed a Diversity Council. The first Diversity Awareness event entitled All Are Welcome Here ...

In addition to Vail Place members  who told their stories at our events at the History Theatre in 2016, and of course at the 2016 Dr. Vail Hour Fundraising Breakfast,  many came forward to tell their stories here on our site. The following is a quick...