Helpful Links

Martha's Vineyard

Dukes County Regional Housing Authority
Barbara Hoffman
Phone: 508-693-4419
Fax: 508-693-5710
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The DCRHA is publically chartered to assist the towns of Martha’s Vineyard with developing and managing housing opportunities for residents with low and moderate income... See More

Dukes County Sheriff's Office Communications Center
Susan Schofield
Phone: 508-693-1212
Fax: 508-693-7671
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Regional Dispatch Center that handles all 911 emergency calls for Police, Fire and EMS. Also handles non-emergency calls for various Island agencies, for example, Animal Control... See More

Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 508-693-0085
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The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit, professional organization made up of business members located on the beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard... See More

Martha's Vineyard Online
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Online calendar of events and directory of services for Martha’s Vineyard See More

Martha's Vineyard Times / Things to Do
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Events calendar provided by the Martha’s Vineyard Times. 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

Our Island Club
Phone: 508-696-5430
Fax: 508-696-5430
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Membership-based Island businesses discount program for year-round Island residents. Special rates for seniors... See More

The Complete Martha's Vineyard Calendar
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Calendar of Island events by the Vineyard Gazette Media Group. See More

The Island Book
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Martha’s Vineyard telephone directory and almanac published by the See More

Off Island

Consumer Assistance Council
Phone: 508-771-0700
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The Consumer Assistance Council, Inc. (CAC) works in cooperation with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office and offers a free, voluntary mediation program aimed at resolving consumer complaints... See More

EldercareLocator
Phone: 800-677-1116
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A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families... See More

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

Mass 2-1-1
Phone: 211
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Mass 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community... 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 Aging and Disabilities Information Locator
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The Massachusetts Aging and Disability Information Locator (MADIL) is a public service of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services... See More

Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers Referral
Robert Harnais, Esq.
Phone: 866-627-7577
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The Massachusetts Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service is one of the largest legal referral services in the nation, which makes it easy to connect you to the right lawyer in your area... 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 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 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

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

SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders)
1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636)
Phone: 800-334-9999
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The SHINE Program (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) is a state health insurance assistance program that provides free health insurance information, counseling and assistance to Massachusetts residents with Medicare and their caregivers... See More

Social Security Administration
Phone: 855-881-0212 (Falmouth)
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The Social Security Administration toll-free number 800-772-1213 operates from 7AM to 7PM, Monday to Friday... 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

U.S. Living Will Registry
Phone: 1-800-LIV-WILL (1-800-548-9455)
Fax: 1-908-654-1919
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The mission of the U.S. Living Will Registry is to promote the use of advance directives through educational programs, and to make people’s health care choices available to their caregivers and families whenever and wherever they are needed, while maintaining the confidentiality of their information and documents... See More

U.S. State Department / Considerations for Older Travelers
Phone: 888-407-4747 (emergency line)
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The State Department offers travel tips and provides special tips for older Americans traveling abroad... See More