Target Awards Vail Place Grant for Supportive Housing Services
By: Vail Place
"Adults with serious mental illnesses often struggle to find and maintain safe and affordable places to live. In fact, about two thirds of them are at risk of homelessness at any time," said Stefano Loverso, Vail Place Director of External Affairs. "Vail Place programs help provide the skills and tools needed to help them retain housing, and to achieve self-sufficiency. Target has been a long-time supporter of our work in this area."
Vail Place members receive direct support to ensure successful, independent living including long-term support provided in the home on a regular basis. This may include assistance with applications, liaison with landlords, long-term home support and independent living skills assistance. For the past two years, 100% of adults supported by Vail Place housing services have maintained their housing for more than six months.
"Our Housing services are designed to offer both housing-related information and technical assistance, and ongoing direct support to ensure successful independent living. By recognizing the importance of long-term, supportive housing services with this grant, Target has reinforced its brand as a significant corporate contributor to our community," said Vicky Couillard, Vail Place Executive Director.
Vail Place is celebrating its 35th anniversary as a provider of uniquely integrated services that empower people to manage complex mental, physical and social needs so they can live independently in the community.
About Vail Place
Vail Place is a non-profit organization based in Hopkins, Minnesota. The organization was founded in 1981 to provide community-based recovery services for adults with serious mental illnesses. It has expanded over the years to include Targeted Case Management and Collaborative Community Programs, including site-based supportive housing and a Total Care Collaborative in North Minneapolis (partnership with North Memorial). Vail Place operates two facilities in Hopkins and Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information, visit http://www.VailPlace.org.