Dukes County Social Services Department

The Social Services department’s primary functions include, but are not limited to, application assistance for the following programs: Unemployment assistance Affordable housing applications Social security applications SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Fuel Assistance:  Click here for more information on eligibility and requirements for this program. Utility Assistance Emergency and non-emergency…

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Houses of Grace

Houses of Grace, an overnight winter shelter program for our unhoused neighbors, typically runs each night beginning at 7:00 pm, until 7:00 am, from January 1 through March 31 each year. Although COVID-19 has forced our organization to consider closing for the 2021 season, current efforts to find alternative ways to provide shelter are ongoing….

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Vineyard Health Care Access Program

The Vineyard Health Care Access Program is a community-based service of Dukes County that connects residents of Martha’s Vineyard with health benefits. We help people to apply for, enroll in, and maintain coverage in health insurance programs including MassHealth (Medicaid), Medicare, Connector Care, and Qualified Health Plans. We also provide assistance with other government benefits…

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The Island Book

Martha’s Vineyard telephone directory and almanac published by the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce.

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Verizon / Special Protections and Third-Party Notification Programs

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…

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Healthy Incentives Program

What is the Healthy Incentives Program?  The Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) provides you with an additional monthly SNAP benefit when you buy farm-fresh fruits and vegetables at the West Tisbury Farmer’s Market, participating farm stands, or the Island Grown Initiative Mobile Market. Spend your SNAP dollars at participating HIP retailers and have the amount of your…

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Island Clergy Seasonal Community Suppers

A Vineyard tradition during the darkest and coldest months of the year, January through March, churches from around the Island take turns providing community suppers at which all are always welcome, and the food is free. FULL WEEKLY SCHEDULE (JANUARY through MARCH only): Mondays 5:30 – 6:30 pm St. Andrews Church 51 Winter St., Edgartown…

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BenefitsCheckUp

BenefitsCheckUp helps you find state, federal, and private benefits programs available where you live. These benefits programs can help pay for prescriptions, health care, food, utilities, and more. You can also get help with tax relief, transportation, legal issues, or finding work. BenefitsCheckUp is a free service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), a…

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Feeding MV Map

The Feeding Martha’s Vineyard Food Map is a location and information guide to connect Islanders in need of local free and low-cost food; it has been a collaboration among The Martha’s Vineyard Times and the 40-plus organizations participating in the Vineyard Food Equity Network. The resources include providers of emergency food, food pantries, meal programs, nutrition education,…

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Summer Food Service Program

Healthy, delicious lunches for the community, free to all ages. When and where will the program take place?Lunches will be served at the Oak Bluffs Library, the West Tisbury Library, and the Family Center between July 9th and August 17th. Lunches will also be served the Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club and the Martha’s Vineyard…

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Martha’s Vineyard Farm Map

Eat Farm Fresh, and find it on your phone. The interactive Martha’s Vineyard Farm Map is a guide to buying fresh food from local Island farms and seafood markets. To download the printed map, click here. The map has been a collaboration from among Slow Food MV, Farm.Field.Sea, Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, Dukes County, Island Grown Initiative,…

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