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‘I Didn’t Find Vail Place - Vail Place Found Me’ Board member Char Chmielewski talks about the organization’s impact

When Char Chmielewski first became involved with Vail Place seven years ago, she anticipated coming at the experience solely from a business perspective. What she didn’t expect was how deeply her heart would be touched by the courage and resilience of Vail Place members, or the huge impact the organization would have on her personally. “I have so much compassion for the members at Vail Place,” Char says “Although it’s heartbreaking how hard it can be for them sometimes just to live life on a daily basis, at the same time I feel so proud that they are taking their lives back, diving into the programs and just doing the work. Plus their attitudes are incredible. They are so grateful for the community they’ve found at Vail Place.”

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 Model). The Bureau consists of...

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...

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 the role of Case Manager...

natconcultureOn 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 the country to discuss industry innovations and best practices. Vail Place staff returned from the conference bursting with new ideas and ways to improve current programs and initiatives. This year NatCon16 focused specifically on social determinants of health as well as addiction. Linda Rosenberg, National Council President and CEO, kicked off the event with a discussion regarding the convergence of policy and technology,  and praised the organization’s growth and ability to make a difference to large numbers of people.   

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 opening of the new Administrative...

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, different challenges and different blessings....

Stefano LoVerso is part of the development team at Vail Place and in January he will have been with the organization for 15 years. His many tasks include cultivating corporate and private foundation relationships, grant writing, pursuing sponsorships and community presentations, and helping with legislative...