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March 1, 2012 - Unfortunately, brain injury and drugs and alcohol often go hand in hand.

February 22, 2012 - The Third Annual Winter Walkabout was a huge success!

January 10, 2012 - Vinland Center is pleased to announce the opening of its outpatient mental health clinic.

Vinland Center is excited to announce the Third Annual Winter Walkabout, which will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

Archived News

October 3, 2011 - October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The annual observance raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities.

August 30, 2011 - Recovery Month is an opportunity for people touched by recovery to spread the message that prevention works, treatment is effective, and recovery from substance abuse and mental disorders is possible.

August 9, 2011 - Vinland’s Outpatient Services Manager Annette Pearson has been invited to present at Contemporary Forums’ Tenth Annual Brain Injuries Conference.

August 2011 - Vinland’s Associate Director Duane Reynolds discusses the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on an individual's mental health in Behavorial Healthcare Magazine.

August 1, 2011 - University of Minnesota program evaluation finds adapted mindfulness-based meditation is beneficial for Vinland’s clients.

June 14, 2011 - June 27 is PTSD Awareness Day.

May 16, 2011 - Construction is scheduled to begin on September 1, 2011.

May 13, 2011 - An approach to treatment aimed at reducing triggers and avoiding re-traumatization.

May 6, 2011 - Every year, there are 795,000 in the United States.

March 1, 2011 - Brain Injury Awareness Month is intended to make an often invisible disability visible.

February 25, 2011 - Second Annual Winter Walkabout a Success!

New Location in Northeast Minneapolis for Chemical Health Outpatient Services

February 25, 2011 - Vinland’s Chemical Health Outpatient Services Program has a new location in Northeast Minneapolis on the corner of Central and 20th Avenues.

Importance of Fitness & Recreation

February 17, 2011 - Participation in leisure activities is essential for maintaining long-term sobriety.

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Expanding the Promise

November 11, 2010 - Expanding the Promise is a campus and service expansion campaign that will provide Vinland with the space needed to grow programming and serve more people with disabilities.

New Mindfulness-Based Meditation Program at Vinland

November 9, 2010 - Vinland National Center is pleased to announce it has partnered with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality & Healing to develop a mindfulness-based meditation program for Vinland’s clients.

Distinguished Guests

November 9, 2010 - During the past several months, we have been fortunate to host a number of distinguished guests at Vinland. Visitors included 21 representatives from the Federal Recovery Coordinators Program, directors and faculty members from the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing, and a Norwegian ambassador.

Sharing Expertise

November 5, 2010 - Vinland continued its chemical health conference series this year by hosting two conferences at its main campus. Vinland was pleased two welcome two guest speakers, Pat Culliton, MA, Lac, and Terry Pearson, R.Ph, MBA, from the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing.

Vinland Awarded Communitas Award

August 30, 2010 - Vinland Center is pleased to announce it is a recipient of the 2010 Communitas Award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility.

Federal Recovery Coordinators from Department of Veterans Affairs Visit Vinland Center

August 11, 2010 - Twenty-one representatives from the Department of Veterans of Affairs visited Vinland's main campus to learn about Vinland's chemical health program.

Celebrating 20 Years

August 10, 2010 - Vinland’s chemical health program is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The program began in 1990 after Vinland recognized a need for specialized services for individuals with disabilities.

Resiliency in Families: Ability to Overcome Challenges Addressed by Family Program

July 30, 2010 - Resiliency is a family’s ability to cope with stress and not only survive, but thrive. All families experience stress.

Lodge Residents Enjoy Day at St. Paul Ballpark

July 23, 2010 - LivingWorks lodge residents enjoyed a day at a St. Paul Saints’ baseball game this summer. The trip was made possible by a grant from The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation.

Vinland Announces Conference "Integrating Holistic Practices in a Treatment Setting"

May 11, 2010 - Vinland Center is pleased to announce our upcoming conference - "Integrating Holistic Practices in a Treatment Setting" with keynote speaker Pat Culliton from the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality & Healing.

Vinland Awarded Google Grant

May 3, 2010 - Vinland Center is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of a Google Grant award.

2010 Marks 20-Year Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

May 3, 2010 - The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 16, 1990 and was enacted to protect the civil rights of individuals with disabilities.

Exploring Why Traumatic Brain Injuries Go Undiagnosed

February 8, 2010 - Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often referred to as the “invisible disability.” Some individuals have no outward physical signs of their brain injuries, making their disability “invisible” to strangers.

Building a Home

February 5, 2010 - Construction of LivingWorks Ventures’ new lodge in Crystal, Minnesota is ahead of schedule and residents are scheduled to move into the new lodge during the first half of February.

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Exploring the Connection Between Brain Injury and Substance Abuse

December 1, 2009 - One out of two people living with a brain injury suffers from some form of substance abuse issue, according to the Office on Disability. This is in striking contrast to the substance abuse rate among the general population, which is one out of 10.

LivingWorks Ventures Awarded Grant to Fund Recreation Activities at Lodges

November 2, 2009 - Vinland is pleased to announce that LivingWorks Ventures has been awarded a grant from The MENTOR Network Foundation to fund recreation activities for lodge residents.

October 26, 2009 - Vinland National Center has selected Mary Roehl as its new executive director. Roehl has worked at Vinland for more than 10 years as the director of operations. She has served as the interim executive director for the past year.

Vinland Awarded SAMHSA Grant to Address Needs of Families During Treatment and Recovery

September 16, 2009 - Vinland is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide family-focused services to chemical health participants and their families.

New Home for Adults with Disabilities

September 10, 2009 - Twelve individuals with disabilities will soon have a new place to call home. LivingWorks Ventures and Vinland National Center broke ground on Thursday, September 10 on Crystal Lodge II.

Vinland Awarded HRSA Grant

August 7, 2009 - Vinland is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The money will be used to make building and infrastructure updates at Vinland’s main campus on Lake Independence.

Staying Active in Winter

January 12, 2009 - Therapeutic Exercise Program Finds Ways to Keep Residents Active During Winter.

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