Helpline/Hotline

Martha's Vineyard

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

ESCCI (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

Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands Protective Services
Phone: 508-394-4630 or 1-800-244-4630 9 AM - 5 PM Weekdays / TTD/TTY 508-394-8691
Fax: 508-394-3712
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Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone over the ago of 60 who has been abused, neglected, financially exploited, or is at risk of harm due to self-neglect... See More

Hope Dementia & Alzheimer's Services
Suzanne Faith
Phone: 508-775-5656
Fax: 508-790-9333
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To provide information, education and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia—and the families and professionals who care for them... See More

Martha's Vineyard Community Services CONNECT to end violence program
Jennifer Neary, Program Director
Phone: 774-549-9667 x103
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CONNECT to end violence, a program of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, is a domestic violence and rape crisis center providing services to individuals on Martha’s Vineyard since 1981; all services are free and confidential... 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

Oak Bluffs Police Department
Phone: 508-693-0750
Fax: 508-693-7657
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Town of Oak Bluffs Police Department. See More

Off Island

Alzheimer's Association
Jennifer Hoadley
Phone: 800-272-3900 (24 /7 helpline)
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The Alzheimer’s Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health... See More

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

Elder Abuse Hotline
Phone: 1-800-922-2275
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24/7 Elder Abuse Hotline, a program of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs serving those ages 60 and over... 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

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 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

Poison Help Line
Phone: 800-682-9211
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The American Association of Poison Control Centers supports the nation’s 55 poison centers in their efforts to prevent and treat poison exposures... See More

Project Bread's GettingSNAP.org
Phone: 800-645-8333
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Project Bread built this website to help people in Massachusetts, including families with children, individuals, immigrants, elders, and working people access this important nutrition program that helps them buy more healthy food... See More

Providence VA Medical Center
Phone: 401-457-3336 (M-F 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
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The Providence VA Medical Center is dedicated to providing high quality comprehensive outpatient and inpatient health care to Veterans residing in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts... 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

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

Veterans Crisis Line
Phone: 800-273-8255
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The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential 24/7 toll-free hotline, online chat, or text... See More