The Island Book

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

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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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Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)

You may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) administers SNAP benefits. SNAP provides a monthly benefit to buy nutritious foods. To receive SNAP, you must be low income and be a US citizen or legal noncitizen (restrictions apply). Eligibility for SNAP…

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Hospitality Homes

Hospitality Homes is a nonprofit organization that provides short-term housing in volunteer host homes for families and friends of patients receiving medical care in the Boston area. Our services are free of charge and are made possible by the generosity of our volunteer hosts and supporters. Founded in 1983, Hospitality Homes was the first program…

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South Shore Community Action Council

The Fuel Assistance Program assists low income individuals and families with the cost of heating their homes during the winter season. Income guidelines are found on WWW.SSCAC.ORG Levels of assistance vary by income; household size and source of heat. Payments are made to energy dealers or utilities. A list of Martha’s Vineyard outreach sites for…

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Dukes County Social Services Department

The Social Services department’s primary functions include, but are not limited to, application assistance for the following programs: SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Fuel Assistance: Applications for Fuel Assistance are being accepted for the 2018-2019 season. This program helps low-income families pay for the cost of their heating bills from November 1st…

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Martha’s Vineyard Community Services

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services is a health, education and human services agency serving Islanders of every economic circumstance and offering services that would otherwise be unaffordable or completely unavailable. Contact information for MVCS core programs/services: Detailed program information can be found further down the page 24/7 Emergency Services / Inpatient Detox Program 508-693-0032 CONNECT to end…

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Lower Cape Outreach Council

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. Contact Information Contact: Pat Rowell, Board PresidentPhone: 508-240-1490 Email: lcoc@lcoutreach.orgWebsite: http://www.lcoutreach.org…

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Mass 2-1-1

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. It serves as a resource for finding government benefits and services, nonprofit organizations, support groups, volunteer opportunities, donation programs, and other local resources. Always a confidential call, Mass 2-1-1 maintains the integrity of the…

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Parent Stress Line

Parents or guardians with problems relating to their children do not hesitate to call us. Trained volunteer counselors offer a way to relieve stress in an environment which is non-judgmental along with being sympathetic. We offer support to anyone seeking it no matter how big or small. We offer a translation service so if you, or someone you know,…

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