I'm at a * facepalm* moment right now wondering if achieving vertical alignment in this simple scenario is even worth the trouble.

homepage dev

(content relates to a health organization)

The menu is currently aligned to the top and I want it in the middle. At this point I'm just shrugging my shoulders. Do I use margin-top: 50%? If so where? And how should it be positioned? And what should be positioned if that's required? Or does "vertical-alignment" actually work for anything? Any suggestions?