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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Dukes County Homeless Prevention Services

Dukes County Homeless Prevention Services provide a range of homeless prevention services to Island residents. These included centralized intake, a homeless hotline, case management services, client screening, program development, collaboration with outside agencies, creation of a homeless database, administration of an emergency shelter program, grant writing and facilitation of the MV Network on Homeless Prevention monthly…

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Warming Center

The Warming Center is a drop-in facility located in the basement of the Good Shepherd Parish in Oak Bluffs, across from the Oak Bluffs Town Hall. The center provides a warm, safe, and supportive respite from the cold for men, women and families. Warm beverages along with showers and laundry service are provided. The Warming…

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The Salvation Army Martha’s Vineyard Service Unit

The Salvation Army provides financial and counseling assistance to those in temporary need due to an unusual circumstance in their life. This aid may include vouchers for rent, fuel, and groceries. The Salvation Army may also be able to provide referrals to other agencies to supplement this aid. Contact Information Contact: Richard ReinhardsenPhone: 774-563-9436 Email:…

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Department of Housing and Community Development

DHCD’s mission is to strengthen cities, towns and neighborhoods to enhance the quality of life of Massachusetts residents. We provide leadership, professional assistance and financial resources to promote safe, decent affordable housing opportunities, economic vitality of communities and sound municipal management. Contact Information Address:100 Cambridge Street, Suite 300Boston, MA 02114 Website: http://www.mass.gov/hed/economic/eohed/dhcd/

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St. Joseph’s Homeless Shelter

St. Joseph’s Homeless Shelter helps individuals facing a housing crisis. It is the only emergency shelter for men and women who become homeless on Cape Cod. In addition to providing a safe place to sleep, the NOAH Shelter provides job-search and housing-search assistance, case management, legal clinics, and substance-abuse and mental-health counseling. Hours:Open 7 days:…

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Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office HomeCorps Hotline

Facing foreclosure? Contact the HomeCorps Hotline at (617) 573-5333 Addressing the foreclosure crisis is one of the most important things we can do to restore a healthy economy. Utilizing funds stemming from the nationwide state-federal settlement over unlawful foreclosures, the Attorney General’s Office launched a statewide foreclosure prevention and borrower support initiative called HomeCorps. The…

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Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard

Our goal is to build simple, decent housing for families in the lowest qualifying income range.  Our homes are built with volunteer labor, donated materials and charitable donations. We believe that addressing the lack of affordable housing, through building and rehabilitation, will keep our island a healthy, vital community. Contact Information Phone: 508-939-4573 Email: houses@habitatmv.orgWebsite:…

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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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Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands, Inc.

Community Action Committee of Cape Cod and Islands, Inc. (CACCI) is a private, non-profit organization that provides a variety of services to low-income individuals and families to help them Community Action Committee improve the quality of their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. Established in 1965 as one of Massachusetts’ 25 Community Action Agencies (CAAs), CACCI has…

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