Family Support/Counseling

Martha's Vineyard

All Families Touched by Adoption
Kim D'Arcy
Phone: 508-687-9182
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A program of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Family Center, All Families Touched by Adoption (AFTA) is a monthly discussion group... See More

Caregivers Support Group
Alison McKinley
Phone: 508-693-7900 x217
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A a support group for caregivers and provides a forum for caregivers to meet and connect with others in similar circumstances... See More

Dukes County Veterans Agent
Jo Ann Murphy
Phone: 508-693-6887
Fax: 508-696-3841
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Veterans Services provides for the provision of Federal Veterans Administration and general laws governing the financial support of local veterans, including the determination of eligibility, the disbursement of veterans benefits and assisting local veterans and their families in obtaining financial & other counseling, advice and assistance... See More

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

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Kim D’Arcy, Family Services Coordinator
Phone: 508-687-9182
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Grandparents who find themselves raising their grandchildren don’t have to go it alone. Information about trends and issues facing grandparents raising grandchildren are shared over coffee and discussion... See More

Hospice of Martha's Vineyard
Dr. Thomas Hallahan
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

Martha's Vineyard Community Services
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 Hospital
Phone: 508-693-0410
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Serves Martha’s Vineyard residents (year-round, seasonal and visitors) by providing or arranging for the provision of high-quality, accessible medical care... 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

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
Peggy Burke
Phone: 508-627-5249
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Support group for family and friends of people with mental illness. 1st Sunday of the month 6:00 – 7:30 pm Island Wide Youth Collaborative Building (on MVCS campus, 111 Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs) Call 508-693-5872 for more information... See More

Partners Apart
David Araujo
Phone: 08-693-7900 ext. 241
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Parents Apart is designed to assist parents in understanding the impact of divorce on children and provides parents with skills & tools to help their children adjust positively to the changes... See More

Partners in Parenting
Kim D’Arcy, Family Services Coordinator
Phone: 508-687-9182
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Join the MV Family Center for Partners and Parenting, a monthly opportunity for parenting partners to meet other couples with young children and share the rewards and challenges of raising young children... See More

Recovery Coaching
Brian Morris
Phone: 508-693-7900 x 411
Fax: 508-693-7192
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A Recovery Coach is a trained peer who guides and supports a person in the recovery process and helps prevent relapse... 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

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

Off Island

Funeral Consumers Alliance of Eastern Massachusetts
Phone: 617-859-7990
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As a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting a consumer’s right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral, including directories for green burials and family-directed and home Funerals–the Funeral Consumers Alliance: Provides members with information about laws, practices and forms pertaining to death, burial, cremation, anatomical gifts and related subjects... See More

Gosnold on Cape Cod
Phone: 800-444-1554
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Gosnold on Cape Cod offers a full, end-to-end continuum of care for drug and alcohol addiction and substance use disorder as well as mental health services... See More

Hospitality Homes
Phone: 888-595-4678
Fax: 617-582-7980
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Hospitality Homes is a nonprofit organization that provides short-term housing in volunteer host homes for families and friends of patients receiving medical care in the Boston area... See More

Housing Assistance Corporation
Rebecca Townes
Phone: 508-771-5400
Fax: 508-775-7434
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When Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) was founded over 40 years ago, we never imagined the Cape would be the place it is today... See More

Hyannis Vet Center
Adam Doerfler
Phone: 508-778-0124
Fax: 508-775-3014
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The goal of the Vet Center program is to provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to eligible veterans in order to help them make a satisfying post-war readjustment to civilian life... 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

Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling
Phone: 1-800-426-1234
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Founded in 1983, the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling is a private, non-profit health agency dedicated to providing leadership to reduce the social, financial, and emotional costs of problem gambling, and to promote a continuum of prevention and intervention strategies including: information and public awareness, community education and professional training, advocacy and referral services for problem gamblers, their loved ones and the greater community... See More

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline
Phone: 800-327-5050
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The Helpline is a Massachusetts resource providing free and anonymous information and referral for alcohol and other drug abuse problems and related concerns... 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

Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands
Stephanie Kelly
Phone: 508-548-7999
Fax: 508-548-7998
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Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands assists those who are lonely, alienated, depressed, and suicidal, by listening with qualified respect and providing: • Community education and training program • Confidential and anonymous crisis line response • Confidential outreach call programs • Confidential support groups and materials for those who have lost someone to suicide • Confidential support groups and materials for those who have attempted suicide See More

South Shore Community Action Council
Lisa Spencer
Phone: 508-746-6707
Fax: 508-746-5140
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The Fuel Assistance Program assists low income individuals and families with the cost of heating their homes during the winter season... See More

TakeThemAMeal.com
Adina Bailey
Phone: 800-915-7715
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TakeThemAMeal.com is a free, online tool for coordinating the delivery of meals to loved ones. If someone is ill, elderly, or has had a new baby, oftentimes family, friends, co-workers, church members rally around these families to take them meals... 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

The Family Caregiver Handbook: Finding Elder Care Resources in Massachusetts
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Gateway to Massachusetts elder care resources compiled as of December 2006. See More