Vail Place, Inc.
Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Issues: Mental Health
Location: 15 9th Ave S Hopkins MN 55343 USA
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.
Programs: Recovery is an ongoing process of growth, discovery, and change. This means that there must be multiple entry points for every individual who walks through our door. There must be the space to stumble, to change direction, and to gain new skills as the need for them emerges. Vail Place organizes our programs within clubhouse spaces that are welcoming and warm in order to meet these needs.Vail Place is a Community Support Program (CSP) and also offers Rule 79 Case Management Services. What this means is that Vail Place supports each person coming through our doors to strengthen their day-to-day coping and wellness strategies. These are the tools needed to be a member of a family, a community, to maintain a job and to build a future. They are the key to recovery.Vail Place serves people 18 years of age and older, with a diagnosis of serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) – the most common diagnoses are schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder. Members are referred directly to Vail Place by many sources, including medical facilities, private practitioners, social workers, family members, etc. There is no charge to members for participation in our CSP program, which is important since all of our members are seriously economically disadvantaged (below 30% of Area Median Income).Our two facilities are both wheelchair accessible and conveniently located with easy access to public transportation.Vail Place served 1,887 people in 2008.
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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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