Finding Fun in Recovery

How do you help clients at Vinland Center learn how to have fun while in recovery? You start with respect. “You treat everyone with respect so they feel good about themselves,” said Tom Everett, who works in Vinland’s Fitness and Wellness Program. “We try to incorporate fun into activity. We want to find the fun […]

Meet Our Intern Angela Trenda

Angela Trenda is a Master’s of Social Work (MSW) intern at Vinland’s residential program in Loretto. She is working on getting her MSW through University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine’s University’s School of Social work. She is on track to graduate in May 2017. Why are you interested in your field of study? I have a background […]

7th Annual Winter Walkabout A Success

  It was a beautiful, sunny day for the 2016 Winter Walkabout. So many happy faces were seen at the Vinland Center in Loretto, especially the raffle prize winners. Thank you to everyone involved for making the event a success! Thanks to the support of sponsors, raffle donors, fundraisers, and attendees, we raised nearly $41,000! We […]

New Chemical Health Case Manager at Vinland

April Van Isgehem is a new Chemical Health Case Manager at Vinland National Center. April has a degree in community psychology and chemical dependency from St. Cloud State University. She is a Licensed Alcohol Dependency Counselor or LADC. April said she is applying to get a masters degree to become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor or […]

Ready to Make Some Tracks?

Vinland Center is excited to announce its Seventh Annual Winter Walkabout, which will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2015.   “This is a fun opportunity for our supporters to get outside in the winter and see the beautiful property at Vinland’s main campus on Lake Independence,” said Mary Roehl, Vinland’s executive director. “The music, bonfire, […]

Measuring Brain Speed in Recovery

Brain speed. It’s one of the seven parameters used to assess Vinland clients’ health. But how can you measure brain speed exactly? It simply takes a pegboard, timer, and some numbers. Vinland Fitness and Wellness Manager Jeff Willert administers the Purdue Pegboard test for clients twice while they are at Vinland’s residential campus in Loretto. “We […]

Vinland Employees Take on New Roles

Vinland National Center continues to work hard on behalf of its clients and helping new clients who walk through the doors each day. Every staff member at Vinland has a special and important role in helping Vinland fulfill its mission everyday. Here are a few employees who have taken on new roles in the Vinland community. […]

New Nurse Hired at Vinland

Andrew Lake, LPN, comes to Vinland from a long career in education. Andrew has been working at Vinland National Center’s residential facility in Loretto, Minn. for over two months. Previously, he worked as a special education teacher for 20 years. He then decided to go into nursing as a private duty nurse, which he still does part-time. […]

Familiar Face Returns to Vinland in New Role

If Don Raasch looks familiar, it’s because he’s not new to Vinland National Center. Don first came to Vinland as a chemical health intern in early 2015. But he has since returned as a new Chemical Health Case Manager. From January to May 2015 Don was an intern at Vinland’s residential chemical health program. Don hopes to […]