Information and Referral

Martha's Vineyard

Chilmark Free Public Library
Ebba Hierta
Phone: 508-645-3360
Fax: 508-645-3737
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Public library. Our reference department is available to assist with locating information. See More

Conroy Apothecary
Tamara Hersh
Phone: 508-693-7070
Fax: 508-693-7071
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Full service pharmacy and immunization center See More

Conroy Apothecary OB
Paula Caron
Phone: 508-696-0700
Fax: 508-687-9541
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Full service pharmacy and immunization center. See More

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

ECOA Memory Screenings
Victoria Haeselbarth
Phone: 508-627-4368 ex. 15
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Memory screenings help identify potential memory problems which may need more extensive evaluation... 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

Edgartown Council on Aging
Paul Mohair
Phone: 508-627-4368
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Mission Statement: To meet the needs of Edgartown seniors while promoting vital aging, growing older with dignity, independence and health... See More

Edgartown Public Library
Phone: 508-627-4221
Fax: 508-627-9534
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The Edgartown Public Library holds close to 40,000 materials – books and magazines, DVDs and videos, audio books, compact discs and more, and is a member of CLAMS, the Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing Network, which offers easy access to the nearly 1... See More

Elder Law Project of South Coastal Counties Legal Services
Rasheda Dickerson
Phone: 800-244-9023
Fax: 508-676-8657
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The Elder Law Project of South Coastal Counties Legal Services makes an outreach visit to Marthas Vineyard the first Monday of each month, rotating between Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven (Tisbury) and the Up-Island Council on Aging in West Tisbury... See More

Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands Family Caregiver Support Program
Phone: 508-394-4630 or 800-244-4630
Fax: 508-394-3712
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Provides education, advocacy, and connections to community resources that will enable the caregiver to better care for their loved ones as well as themselves... See More

Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands Home Care Program
Phone: 508-394-4630 or 800-244-4630
Fax: 508-394-3712
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Services are provided to help an elder remain safely in the community. Care Managers will assess the need, develop a service plan, and arrange for supports... See More

MV Prostate Cancer Support Group
Alan Ganapol
Phone: 914-318-1477
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The MV Prostate Cancer Support group meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month. We offer information and support to all who are concerned with prostate cancer... 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

Martha's Vineyard Community Services CORE (Counseling, Outreach and Referrals for Elders) Program
Lyndsay Famariss
Phone: 508-693-7900 x 210
Fax: 508-696-0401
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CORE (Counseling, Outreach and Referrals for Elders) provides services in the community, in the elder’s home, and in the accessible offices of the See More

Martha's Vineyard Community Services Island Counseling Center
Lau Amaral, Intake Coordinator
Phone: 508 693 7900 x 290
Fax: 508 696 0401
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Island Counseling Center offers mental health and substance abuse treatment for people of all ages... See More

Martha's Vineyard Hospital
Phone: 508-693-0410
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The mission of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is to safeguard the health of 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 Hospital Case Management Office
Phone: 508-957-9315
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The Case Management Office(CMO) works with physicians and other health care clinicians to assure quality care is provided to you during hospitalization... 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 Online
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Online calendar of events and directory of services for Martha’s Vineyard 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

National Institute of Health / HealthReach (Portuguese)
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Oak Bluffs Public Library
Allyson Malik
Phone: 508-693-9433
Fax: 508-693-5377
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OBPL is an informational and cultural hub for our local, island and visitor community. We circulate thousands of items in print, provide access to online free materials, and host educational and entertaining programs year-round... 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 Island Book
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Martha’s Vineyard telephone directory and almanac published by the See More

Tisbury Senior Center
Joyce Stiles-Tucker
Phone: 508-696-4205
Fax: 508-693-0887
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Multi-service senior center providing programs and referrals. Programs include fitness and exercise like yoga and tai chi; diabetes support group; food stamps (SNAP) and fuel assistance program enrollment; discount VTA bus pass enrollment; AARP-trained volunteer tax assistance; home medical supplies; short-term respite for caregivers for time and help with errands and shopping, etc... See More

Vineyard Haven Public Library
Amy Ryan
Phone: 508-696-4210
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The Library serves as a community center, providing materials, programs and services that meet the informational, cultural, and recreational needs of Island residents and visitors alike... 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 helps seniors with Medicare issues and will assess whether seniors are eligible for additional health benefits... See More

Vineyard Medical Care
Lena Prisco, PhD
Phone: 508-693-4400
Fax: 508-693-2098
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Primary care with daily walk-in availability. We provide many primary services including diabetic foot care and take all major insurance plans... See More

West Tisbury Free Public Library
Beth Kramer
Phone: 508-693-3366
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The mission of the West Tisbury Free Public Library is to bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community... See More

Off Island

AARP
Phone: 866-448-3621
Fax: 617-723-4224
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AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning... See More

Addiction Center (Massachusetts)
Phone: (877) 655-5116
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An online guide that helps connect individuals struggling with drug or alcohol addiction with multiple treatment options... 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

Dentro do cérebro: Uma viagem interativa / Alzheimer's Association
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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

Family Caregiver Alliance, National Center on Caregiving
Lana Sheridan
Phone: 800-445-8106
Fax: 800-434-3508
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Established in 2001 as a program of Family Caregiver Alliance, the National Center on Caregiving (NCC) works to advance the development of high-quality, cost-effective policies and programs for families and friends caring for adults with chronic, disabling conditions in every state in the country... 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

Health Information in Portuguese (português) / MedlinePlus
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Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders
Len Raymond
Phone: 978-970-0012
Fax: 978-970-0015
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Assist low and moderate income elder homeowners. HOME provides comprehensive in-home counseling on financial and homeownership issues to enable successful aging in place... 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

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 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

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 Office for Refugee and Immigrants
Phone: 617-727-7888
Fax: 617-727-1822
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Under the jurisdiction of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the Massachusetts Office for Refugee and Immigrants is a federally-funded program established to assist refugees in adjusting to life in America... See More

Medline Plus / End of Life Issues
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Planning for the end of life can be difficult. But by deciding what end-of-life care best suits your needs when you are healthy, you can help those close to you make the right choices when the time comes... 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

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

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

Self-Reliance
Sarah Cote
Phone: 508-563-6633
Fax: 508-563-1123
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Founded in 1980 through the efforts of the New Alchemy Institute, the Wampanoag Council, and the Housing Assistance Corporation... 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 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