Information and Referral

Martha's Vineyard

CONNECT to end violence
Phone: 774-549-9667
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Martha’s Vineyard Community Services CONNECT to end violence program provides free, confidential services to victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence as well as for their family members and significant others... See More

Chilmark Free Public Library
Ebba Hierta
Phone: 508-645-3360
Fax: 508-645-3737
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The Chilmark Free Public Library strives to be central to the community’s year-round and seasonal needs by providing: A balanced, professionally-developed collection of materials that are primarily recreational and for all family enjoyment... 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

Counseling Outreach and Referral for the Elderly (CORE)
Phone: 508-693-7900 x210
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Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Counseling Outreach and Referral for the Elderly (CORE) program works with at -risk and mostly home-bound elders in the community... 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

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
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

Family Center
Kim D'Arcy
Phone: 508-687-9182
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Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Family Center provides education and support to parents of children prenatal/pre-adoptive through 8 years old... See More

Head Start
Cindy Flanders
Phone: 508-693-7900 x321
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Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Heat Start program offers a comprehensive, home-based preschool program for families with children 3-5 years of age... See More

Howard B. Marlin
Phone: 508-696-8600
Fax: 508-696-8600
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Licensed drug and alcohol counselor, certified Recovery Coach, adolescent life skills counseling, family counseling... See More

Island Intervention Center
Phone: 508-693-7900 x241
Fax: 508-696-0401
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Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Island Intervention Center (IIC) provides a triage system for urgent care, brief interventions, assessments, and immediate access to appropriate services for both mental health and substance use disorders... See More

Island Wide Youth Collaborative
Jenn Chang
Phone: 508-693-7900 x400
Fax: 508-693-1630
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Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Island Wide Youth Collaborative (IWYC) is a Massachusetts Family Resource Center that provides services for at-risk families, young people and community members... 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 Monday of every month at the West Tisbury Library... 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 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 Online
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Online calendar of events and directory of services for Martha’s Vineyard See More

NAMI Cape Cod & Islands
Peggy or Fenton
Phone: 508-693-5872
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A non-profit organization serving the families and friends of people with mental illness, as well as the individuals who have a mental illness themselves on Cape Cod and The Islands... See More

Oak Bluffs Public Library
Allyson Malik
Phone: 508-693-9433
Fax: 508-693-5377
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Oak Bluffs Public Library is an informational and cultural hub for our local, island and visitor community... See More

Ready.gov
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Launched in February 2003, Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters... 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 Council on Aging
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 is a community-based service of Dukes County that connects residents of Martha’s Vineyard with 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

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

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

Four Women
508-222-7555
Fax: 508-226-2218
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Four Women Health Services is a health clinic committed to quality comprehensive gynecological care in Attleboro, MA... 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

National Institute of Health / HealthReach (Portuguese)
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Health information in many languages. 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: 508-548-8900
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 Crisis Lines 508-548-8900 800-893-9900 All calls are anonymous and confidential... See More

Self-Reliance
Sarah Cote
Phone: 508-563-6633
Fax: 508-563-1123
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Self-Reliance provides high quality energy education to all types of consumers and industry professionals... 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