Advocacy

Martha's Vineyard

ESCCI (Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands)
Phone: 508-394-4630 or 800-244-4630
Fax: 508-394-3712
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Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands, Inc. (ESCCI) is a private, not-for-profit community-based organization dedicated to serving older adults in the twenty-two towns of Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket counties... See More

Edgartown Council on Aging
Paul Mohair
Phone: 508-627-4368
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Mission Statement: To meet the needs of Edgartown seniors while promoting vital aging, growing older with dignity, independence and health... See More

Elder Law Project of South Coastal Counties Legal Services
Rasheda Dickerson
Phone: 800-244-9023
Fax: 508-676-8657
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The Elder Law Project of South Coastal Counties Legal Services makes an outreach visit to Marthas Vineyard the first Monday of each month, rotating between Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven (Tisbury) and the Up-Island Council on Aging in West Tisbury... See More

Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands Family Caregiver Support Program
Phone: 508-394-4630 or 800-244-4630
Fax: 508-394-3712
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Provides education, advocacy, and connections to community resources that will enable the caregiver to better care for their loved ones as well as themselves... See More

Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands Home Care Program
Phone: 508-394-4630 or 800-244-4630
Fax: 508-394-3712
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Services are provided to help an elder remain safely in the community. Care Managers will assess the need, develop a service plan, and arrange for supports... See More

Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
Phone: 508-394-4630 or 800-244-4630
Fax: 508-394-3712
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Trained and certifies volunteers make weekly unannounced monitoring visits to nursing and rest homes meeting with all residents to advocate, resolve issues, and to provide information to residents and their families... See More

Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands Protective Services
Phone: 508-394-4630 or 1-800-244-4630 9 AM - 5 PM Weekdays / TTD/TTY 508-394-8691
Fax: 508-394-3712
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Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone over the ago of 60 who has been abused, neglected, financially exploited, or is at risk of harm due to self-neglect... See More

First Congregational Church of West Tisbury
Cathlin Baker
Phone: 508-693-2842
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Worship Services are held on Sundays at 10:00 am, at the corner of State Road and Music Street in West Tisbury... See More

Hospice of Martha's Vineyard
Terre Young
Phone: 508-693-0189
Fax: 508-693-7229
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Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard is dedicated to a singular mission: To offer free, quality hospice care and counseling services to all those facing serious illness and death... See More

Island Health Care
Phone: 508-939-9358
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Serving the primary health care needs of Islanders, Island Health Care is the state’s first and only rural health care clinic... See More

MV Partnership for Health
Kathleen Samways
Phone: 508-627-5797 ext 114
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Martha’s Vineyard Partnership for Health is a free program of Island Health Care Community Health Center, offering practical knowledge and skills to put participants in control of improving their own health... See More

MV Prostate Cancer Support Group
Alan Ganapol
Phone: 914-318-1477
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The MV Prostate Cancer Support group meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month. We offer information and support to all who are concerned with prostate cancer... See More

MV SUDC
Mary Korba
Phone: 508-693-7900 x222
Fax: 508-693-7192
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The mission of the Martha’s Vineyard Substance Use Disorder Coalition is to engage, advocate, inform, and bring awareness to substance use disorder through education, prevention, enforcement, treatment, and recovery to build a healthy, safe, and substance abuse free community... See More

Martha's Vineyard Center for Living
Leslie Clapp
Phone: 508-939-9440
Fax: 508-939-9440
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Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living is a non-profit organization, working in collaboration with the local municipal Councils on Aging, Dukes County, and other service organiztions to provide programs and services for 55+ Islanders that promote dignity, self-worth, self sufficiency and a live lived to its fullest potential... See More

Martha's Vineyard Community Services CONNECT to end violence program
Jennifer Neary, Program Director
Phone: 774-549-9667 x103
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CONNECT to end violence, a program of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, is a domestic violence and rape crisis center providing services to individuals on Martha’s Vineyard since 1981; all services are free and confidential... See More

Martha's Vineyard Mediation Program
Karen Dowd
Phone: 508-693-2999
Fax: 508-693-2199
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Martha’s Vineyard Mediation Program (MVMP) is a court-approved mediation program approved by the Commonwealth to handle cases referred by the District Court, Probate and Family Court, and the Superior Court on the Island... See More

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Rose Cogliano
Phone: 508-693-4509, ext. 3
Fax: 508-693-7655
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The Oak Bluffs Council on Aging’s primary mission is to promote and provide programs and services that foster dignity, independence, and life long learning for elderly citizens... See More

Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Kathleen Samways
Phone: 508-627-5797 ext 114
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The Martha’s Vineyard Partnership for Health is offering a series of 6 FREE classes in Powerful Tools for Caregivers... See More

Private Duty / Kathleen Young
Phone: 239-919-6138
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Personal assistant, caregiver, cook, shopper, light housekeeping and companion See More

Private Duty / Nevenka Kovacevich
Nevenka Kovacevich
Phone: 508-693-1798
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Assistance with Daily Tasks and Creative Activities, including: Errands…. Shopping…... See More

Private Practice / Patricia Mello & Associates, P.C.
Patricia Mello
Phone: 508-477-0267
Fax: 508-477-2952
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Patty Mello offers a free legal clinic monthly at the Up-Island Council on Aging... See More

St Andrew's Episcopal Church
Chip Seadale
Phone: 508-627-5330
Fax: 508-627-4318
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A delightful, spirited community of faith that offers love and caring to all, and a connection with Jesus Christ, whom we follow, and God, whom we worship and praise... See More

The Salvation Army: Martha's Vineyard Service Unit
Richard Reinhardsen
Phone: 774-563-9436
Fax: 508-693-4292
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The Salvation Army provides financial and counseling assistance to those in temporary need due to an unusual circumstance in their life... See More

Tisbury Senior Center
Joyce Stiles-Tucker
Phone: 508-696-4205
Fax: 508-693-0887
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Multi-service senior center providing programs and referrals. Programs include fitness and exercise like yoga and tai chi; diabetes support group; food stamps (SNAP) and fuel assistance program enrollment; discount VTA bus pass enrollment; AARP-trained volunteer tax assistance; home medical supplies; short-term respite for caregivers for time and help with errands and shopping, etc... See More

Up-Island Council on Aging
Joyce Albertine
Phone: 508-693-2896
Fax: 508-693-1447
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Provides social, educational and cultural services to people 55 years of age and older to meet specific needs and interests... See More

Off Island

EconomicCheckUp
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Whether you’re retired or still working, it pays to be smart about your income. Discover tips and resources in your community to manage your budget, save money, find work, and set financial goals... See More

Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs
Phone: 800-AGE-INFO (800-243-4636)
Fax: 617-727-9368
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Elder Affairs connects seniors and families with a whole range of services in communities throughout Massachusetts – everything from senior centers to councils on aging, nutrition programs such as Meals on Wheels, exercise, health coaching, and much more... See More

Massachusetts Family Caregiver Support Program
Ana Karchmer
Phone: 800-AGE-INFO (800-243-4636)
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The MFCSP Program is a partnership between the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)/Aging Service Access Points (ASAPs)... See More

NAMI Mass COMPASS
Megan Wiechnik
Phone: 617-704-NAMI (6264)
Fax: 800-370-9085
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The NAMI Mass COMPASS is your guide to mental health and related resources in Massachusetts. Navigating the mental healthcare system can be complicated—we help individuals and families affected by mental health issues find their way... See More

Private Agency / Privatus Care Solutions
Bonnie Penfold
Phone: 508-534-1370
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Private Care Management company specializing in supporting lifestyle and personal preferences See More

Self-Reliance
Sarah Cote
Phone: 508-563-6633
Fax: 508-563-1123
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Founded in 1980 through the efforts of the New Alchemy Institute, the Wampanoag Council, and the Housing Assistance Corporation... See More

Sight Loss Services, Inc.
Donna Moberg
Phone: 508-394-3904
Fax: 508-398-0792
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Sight Loss Services is a 501-c-3 organization providing peer support, information and referral, education and awareness, outreach/home independence training, and adaptive aids to people who are learning to cope and function safely and independently with the loss of sight... See More

The Arc of Cape Cod
Rob Spongberg
Phone: 508-790-3667
Fax: 508-775-5233
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The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes... See More