Disability Benefits

Martha's Vineyard

Disability Services
Phone: 508-693-7900 x252
Fax: 508-693-6669
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Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Disability Services provides community integration and independence of Island residents with disabilities... See More

Healthy Incentives Program
Noli Taylor
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What is the Healthy Incentives Program? A program of See More

Martha's Vineyard Community Services (MVCS)
Phone: 508-693-7900
Fax: 508-693-7192
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Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) is a health, education and human services agency serving Islanders of every economic circumstance and offering services that would otherwise be unaffordable or completely unavailable... See More

Martha's Vineyard Public Schools
Phone: 508-693-2007
Fax: 508-693-3190
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There are five public elementary schools and a regional high school on the Vineyard, administered through the office of the Superintendent of Schools... See More

Summer Food Service Program
Noli Taylor
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What is the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)? A program of 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

Vineyard Health Care Access Program
Sarah Kuh
Phone: 508-696-0020
Fax: 508-696-7352
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The Vineyard Health Care Access Program is a community-based service of Dukes County that connects residents of Martha’s Vineyard with health benefits... See More

Off Island

Assistive Technology Loan Program / Easter Seals
Phone: 800-244-2756 ext. 428 or 431 (voice)
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The Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program, operated by Easter Seals Massachusetts, gives people with disabilities and their families access to low-interest cash loans so they can buy the assistive technology devices they need... See More

Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled
John Lundborn
Phone: 508-775-8300
Fax: 508-775-7022

Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled (CORD) is one of 11 centers for independent living in Massachusetts and serves as the Cape and Islands center for independent living... See More

Caregiver Homes
Matt Butler
Phone: 774-955-4362
Fax: 774-470-1324
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Caregiver Homes is a provider of the Massachusetts Adult Foster Care Program. Caregiver Homes supports Consumers 16 and older who are frail or have a chronic disability, are Mass Health eligible, and who are receiving daily support with Activities of Daily Living from a Live-in primary caregiver... See More

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
Mary Otiato
Phone: 617-626-7485
Fax: 617-626-7503
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MCB provides the highest quality rehabilitation and social services to blind individuals, leading to independence and full community participation... See More

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Jonathan O'Dell
Phone: 617-740-1600
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A state agency under the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, focusing on providing education, information, technical assistance and communication access support to Deaf, hard of hearing and late deafened people in Massachusetts... 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

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

US Department of Labor - Disability Resources
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A listing of Disability Resources from the US Department of Labor, including Benefits, Civil Rights, Community Life, Education, Employment, Emergency Preparedness, Health, Housing, Technology and Transportation... See More

Verizon / Special Protections and Third-Party Notification Programs
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Seniors or those with disabilities may enroll in Verizon’s Special Protections program. When this special status is recorded in account records, Verizon will: make every effort to avoid blocking or turning off phone service for late payments enable eligibility for priority repair service The Special Protection program application forms also offers enrollment in the Third-Party Notification program to help prevent service turnoff... See More