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Vail Place Awarded Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Grant
The Vail Place Community Support Program supports adults with serious mental illnesses who are in need of ongoing assistance to obtain or maintain self-sufficiency in the community. Vail Place operates two Clubhouse sites in Hennepin County, in Hopkins and in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis. The program serves more than 800 people each year and operates based on the Clubhouse model, an internationally recognized program of support and opportunities for people with mental illnesses.
"The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation has made a huge impact on the lives of Vail Place members through their generous donations. This grant will not only help provide more access and treatment for people living with severe mental illnesses, it will help the community as members re-engage in their lives both personally and at work," said Vicky Couillard, Executive Director of Vail Place.
"The Clubhouse is a place where you can explore your mental health recovery in all aspects," said Abdul S., a Clubhouse member, "Through meaningful work and through meaningful relationships, it really helps you develop a sense of self-worth and purpose."
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. The organization 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 in partnership with North Memorial. Vail Place operates three facilities in Hopkins and Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information, visit http://VailPlace.org.
About the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
The Schulze Family Foundation was created in 2004 by Best Buy founder and chairman emeritus Dick Schulze. The Foundation is driven to improve the lives of others, particularly U.S. middle- and working-class families, through results-oriented investments in human and social services, education, and health with a special focus on the seven-county metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul and Lee and Collier counties in Florida. For more information visit SchulzeFamilyFoundation.org (http://www.schulzefamilyfoundation.org/