Utility 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

Martha's Vineyard Center for Living
Leslie Clapp
Phone: 508-939-9440
Fax: 508-939-9440
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Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living is a non-profit organization, working in collaboration with the local municipal Councils on Aging, Dukes County, and other service organiztions to provide programs and services for 55+ Islanders that promote dignity, self-worth, self sufficiency and a live lived to its fullest potential... 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

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

Verizon / Special Protections and Third-Party Notification Programs
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Seniors or those with disabilities may enroll in Verizon’s Special Protections program. When this special status is recorded in account records, Verizon will: make every effort to avoid blocking or turning off phone service for late payments enable eligibility for priority repair service The Special Protection program application forms also offers enrollment in the Third-Party Notification program to help prevent service turnoff... See More

Off Island

Cape Light Compact
Phone: 508-375-6644
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Cape Light Compact is a nationally recognized award-winning energy services organization operated by the 21 towns and two counties on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard... 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

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

South Shore Community Action Council
Lisa Spencer
Phone: 508-746-6707
Fax: 508-746-5140
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The Fuel Assistance Program assists low income individuals and families with the cost of heating their homes during the winter season... 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