Vail Place, Inc.
Rating: 5 stars 1 reviews
Issues: Mental Health
Location: 15 9th Ave S Hopkins MN 55343 USA
Mission: To transform the lives of people with mental illness through recovery-oriented community support services that empower them to achieve self-sufficiency. Vail Place follows the internationally-replicated Clubhouse Model, which is based on a holistic approach to recovery; respects the dignity of each individual; and engages each person to actively manage and take control of their recovery.
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Vail Place is a club house for people living with mental illness. Members gather to make friends, build community, get help finding work and housing and share the responsibilities with the staff of taking care of the building. It’s a place where they feel safe and are able to be themselves without judgment from others.
Volunteering for the organization was one of the bright spots of my week! My job was to take members grocery shopping with the organization’s van and then drop them off at their homes. This helped simplify what can be a time consuming and logistically challenging errand, especially to those using public transportation; to one that was fun, efficient and also allowed people to buy more groceries at one time.
I always felt so welcome at Vail Place that I would attend their morning meeting, go shopping and then come back and socialize and have lunch. The staff and members work together to make this a great place to come to.
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