Caregiver/ Care Receiver Support Groups

Martha's Vineyard

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 Services of Cape Cod and the Islands Options Counseling
Phone: 508-394-4630 or 800-244-4630
Fax: 508-394-3712
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Provides information and short-term counseling to assist elders aged 60 and older or disabled individuals over the age of 18 in making informed choices about long term care services, supports, and settings... See More

Healthy Aging Martha's Vineyard
Paddy Moore
Phone: 508-693-1627
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The mission of Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard is to create an aging-friendly Island meeting the needs of the rapidly growing 65+ population and those who care for them... See More

HopeHealth / HopeHospice
Stacie Madden
Phone: 800-642-2423
Fax: 508-957-0229
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Hope Hospice is here to provide trusted care and support. With over 30 years of experience caring for thousands of people coping with life-limiting illness — we’re here for you, wherever you are, whenever you need us... 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

Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support Group
Phone: 508-627-7958​
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Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group is a group for cancer patients, their families, and closest friends meeting every Wednesday at noon in the library of the M... 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 Caregivers Support Group
Alison McKinley
Phone: 508-693-7900 x217
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The Caregivers Group offered through the Island Counseling Center of See More

Martha's Vineyard Community Services Island Counseling Center
Lau Amaral, Intake Coordinator
Phone: 508 693 7900 x 290
Fax: 508 696 0401
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Island Counseling Center offers mental health and substance abuse treatment for people of all ages... See More

Martha's Vineyard Community Services Ripple Group
Jaime Schwab
Phone: 508-693-7900 ext. 375
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A supportive group for loved ones (age 18+) of those struggling with substance use who are seeking an understanding of addictions and support... See More

Martha's Vineyard Times Support Group Listings
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Weekly listings and contact information for support groups on Martha’s Vineyard. See More

National Alliance for Mental Illness
Daryl Knight
Phone: 508-627-5249
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Support group for family and friends of people with mental illness 1st Sunday of the month from 6 – 7:30 pm at Daybreak Clubhouse, 457-B State Road, Vineyard Haven; call Peggy or Fenton 508 693 5872 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:30 – 8 pm at MV Hospital chapel, Oak Bluffs; call Daryl 508 627 5249 or Lori 508 693 7880 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

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 National Widowers' Organization
Frederick Spero
Phone: 1-800-309-3658
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The National Widowers’ Organization educates the public about the special needs of men who have lost their spouse or life partner... 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

Vineyard Gazette Self Help Listings
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Weekly listings of support group and 12-step meetings around the Island. See More

Vineyard Isle Parkinsonians
Ken Beebe
Phone: 508-693-3497

Parkinson’s Disease support group. See More

West Tisbury Free Public Library
Beth Kramer
Phone: 508-693-3366
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The mission of the West Tisbury Free Public Library is to bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community... See More

Off Island

AgingCare.com
Ashley Thielen
Phone: 239-594-3248
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AgingCare.com is not simply a website, but a community of caregivers facing the challenge of caring for a loved one... See More

Family Caregiver Alliance, National Center on Caregiving
Lana Sheridan
Phone: 800-445-8106
Fax: 800-434-3508
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Established in 2001 as a program of Family Caregiver Alliance, the National Center on Caregiving (NCC) works to advance the development of high-quality, cost-effective policies and programs for families and friends caring for adults with chronic, disabling conditions in every state in the country... See More

HopeHealth
Stacie Madden
Phone: 800-642-2423
Fax: 508-957-0229
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HopeHealth has been enhancing the quality of life for people experiencing serious illness and loss for more than 35 years... See More

International End of Life Doula Association
Phone: 201-540-9049
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Birth doulas have been supporting women through childbirth since the 1980s. In 2003, Henry Fersko-Weiss, co-founder of INELDA, adapted the philosophy, tools, and approaches used by birth doulas to create a program with a new kind of doula, an end-of-life doula, to support and guide people through the dying process... 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

National Council on Aging
Jeri Githiora
Phone: 571-527-3900
Fax: 571-527-3901
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We’re a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging... 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 Conversation Project
Harriet Warshaw
Phone: 617-301-4868
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The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care... See More