Financial Assistance

Martha's Vineyard

Dukes County Social Services Department
Esther Laiacona
Phone: 508-696-3844
Fax: 508-696-3841
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In partnership with Community Action Committee of Cape Cod and the islands and South Shore Community Action Council, the Dukes County Social Services Department offers: Food access assistance (SNAP, emergency food) Fuel assistance and utility assistance Information and referrals Cash assistance for disabled adults and low income households Affordable child care WIC (Woman, Infants and Children)   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

Islanders Talk Benevolent Fund
Debby Athearn
Phone: 508-939-1646
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The Islanders Talk Benevolent Fund is a fund created for Islanders to help Islanders. 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

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Rose Cogliano
Phone: 508-693-4509 x3
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

Private Duty / Dean Rosenthal
Dean Rosenthal
Phone: 646-733-6966
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I provide companionship to seniors, conversation, transportation, personal errands, light housekeeping, and other related services... 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

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

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

Cape Cod Times Needy Fund, Inc.
Betsey Sethares
Phone: 508-778-5661
Fax: 508-862-0430
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The mission of the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund, Inc. is to provide urgent financial assistance for basic human needs to individuals and families residing on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket who are experiencing temporary financial hardships... 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

Home Modification Loan Program
Amy Allen
Phone: 508-202-5919
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A state-funded low or no-interest LOAN program, which provides funding to make homes more accessible... See More

Lower Cape Outreach Council
Larry Marsland
Phone: 508-240-1490
Fax: 508-240-1289
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We provide emergency food, clothing and financial assistance to residents of the towns of Brewster, Chatham, Eastham, Harwich, Orleans, Provincetown, Truro and Wellfleet and offer additional services and programs to help clients lead more productive, self-sustaining lives as part of the Cape Cod community... See More

MassHealth
Phone: 1-800-41-2900
Fax: 857-323-8300
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In Massachusetts, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are combined into one program called MassHealth... See More

MassOptions
Phone: 1-844-422-6277 (MASS)
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MassOptions is an information and referral service of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services that connects elders, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers with agencies and organizations that can best meet their needs... See More

Massachusetts Health Connector
Phone: 1-877-623-6765
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he Health Connector is a state-based health insurance Marketplace that makes shopping for affordable health and dental coverage easier for Massachusetts individuals, families, and small businesses... See More

OnGuard Online
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OnGuardOnline.gov is the federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online... See More

Universal Service Administrative Company / Lifeline Support
Phone: 888-641-8722
Fax: 866-873-4665
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The Lifeline Program is a federal program that provides a monthly discount on landline or wireless phone service to eligible low-income households... See More

Verizon / Lifeline Discount Program
Phone: 800-837-4966
Fax: 877-306-6175
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Lifeline is a government assistance program that is supported by the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable and the Federal Communications Commission... See More