Cultivating hope and inspiring change to promote mental health recovery

Vail Place Introduces New Speakers Bureau

Vail Place is pleased to announce the formation of a Speakers Bureau to represent our organization at various speaking opportunities in the area. Vail Place Speakers give presentations about mental health, Vail Place, our history and our services (including the Clubhouse

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Minnesota State Arts Board Awards Vail Place Grant

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

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Vail Place at This Year’s PRIDE Festival

Visit Vail Place at the PRIDE festival in Loring Park this year, June 25 and June 26! We’ll be passing out packages of our homemade Vail Mix trail mix, made especially for you by Vail Place members. Vail Place’s booth will be

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Staff Profile – Haimanot Deresse

Described by coworkers as a “strong, steady leader,” Haimanot “Haimie” Deresse joined Vail Place a little over 10 years ago as a Housing Support Specialist, providing housing assistance and ongoing support for Clubhouse members.  After three years, Haimie transitioned to

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Vail Place attends National Council for Behavioral Health Conference

On March 7th, 2016 staff members from Vail Place traveled to Las Vegas, NV for the National Council for Behavioral Health Conference also known as NatCon16. The annual three-day conference brings together health, mental health, and addiction care professionals from across

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Looking Back on 2015 with Gratitude

We’ve come so far this year, and we couldn’t have done it without the generosity of wonderful donors, the hard work of dependable volunteers, the dedication of a talented staff and beyond all else…the resilient spirit of each and every

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Vail Place Celebrates Grand Opening

On Tuesday, December 10th, members, staff, volunteers, donors and other friends of Vail Place gathered for a Grand Opening Celebration. The event marked the reopening of the Hopkins Clubhouse after an extensive remodel of the facility, as well as the

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Vail Place Executive Director Vicky Couillard on KARE11 News at 4

On Monday, December 7th, Vail Place Executive Director Vicky Couillard appeared on the KARE11 News at 4 program to discuss common misconceptions about those with mental illness,  Vail Place programs and upcoming events.

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How Vail Place Member Desi Heaven Gives Thanks

Star Tribune recently profiled Vail Place member Desi Heaven’s story in a moving piece about what Minnesotans give thanks for during the Thanksgiving holiday. As the article makes clear, gratitude isn’t a one-size-fits-all thing; everyone has different reasons to be thankful,

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Community and Health: Stories of Impact and Collaboration, Nov. 17

On Tuesday, November 17 from 6-8pm Vail Place will host a community conversation, “Community and Health: Stories of Impact and Collaboration.” Vail Place and the State Innovation Model (SIM) present this story-sharing event that will feature patients, staff, and other

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