Impact and Programs
Vail Place continued to grow and expand the scope of our services in 2018, resulting in over 2,290 individuals served. Much of this growth is attributed to our expanded partnership with North Memorial Health Care (NMHC), continued growth within our Targeted Case Management program (9% increase in total served), and the expansion of complementary services such as our Vail Care Behavioral Health Home program. Our partnership with NMHC was expanded to include direct-referral service options to connect individuals to necessary social services. The Rapid Access program is aimed at identifying hospitalized individuals in need of ongoing support and connecting them to community-based services prior to discharge. Another component is Vail Care, a short-term problem-solving & referral service created specifically for people who may not meet the eligibility requirements other behavioral health services. This short-term program served 133 individuals in its first year, with 70 being connected to longer-term services. A notable accomplishment for our Clubhouse programs was the addition of one of our members to Clubhouse International’s Faculty. This prestigious honor means that one of our members was selected to represent Clubhouse International as an onsite accreditation evaluator for other Clubhouse programs across the country. Vail Place implemented tobacco-free facility policies effective April 1, 2019 to combat the impact of tobacco-related health issues, which disproportionately affect individuals with mental illness. Vail Place was among a group of mental health providers awarded the 2018 Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs (MACMHP) Program Innovation and Community Collaboration Award for our efforts.
Vail Place is in a period of rapid growth and expansion, in response to significant shifts in the landscape of healthcare and community-based services for people with mental illness. Over the past 38 years, the core of our mission and services has remained the same: high-quality, recovery-based, person-centered services focused on improving whole health, while drawing on the power of community involvement, relationship development and collaborative partnerships. These core components drive our goals for 2019, as we strive to find innovative ways to meet the needs of our population. In our Case Management program, this means expanded capacity through added staff positions. For our Clubhouse programs, this includes renewed focus on outreach efforts to promote awareness of our unique program model. Vail Care continues to expand the reach of its integrated health services, aiming to double the number of individuals served in the previous year. Vail Place’s Housing programs are focused on providing support for housing search and retention in a tight rental market. Vail House, our 24/7 residential program, remains focused on providing a safe, stable environment for people recovering from mental health and substance abuse issues. With an eye to the future, we have also placed a priority on developing innovative, results-focused solutions through innovative partnerships with hospitals, health insurance providers and other local partners. As a result, we have multiple unique pilot programs underway, which we are monitoring and evaluating as opportunities to further expand our services and meet the needs of people with mental illness.
Community or Constituency Served
Adults with Mental Illness
Geographic Area Served
Twin Cities Metro Area