Red Stocking Fund

The Red Stocking Fund was started in 1938 when Addie Crist, a Vineyard Haven resident, and a few friends, knitted six actual red stockings. These stockings were then filled with “something to eat, something to wear, and something to play with” and distributed to needy children on Martha’s Vineyard at Christmas. In subsequent years, the…

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The Resource for Community and Economic Development

Helping people to stay safe and warm in their homes. If you make at or below the income listed for your household size in the chart below and funds are available, you may qualify for a Deferred, forgivable Loan of up to $40,000.00 for Moderate Housing Rehabilitation. Income Eligibility Chart – Dukes County, MA (80%…

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Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional Transit Authority (VTA) provides year-round public transit service to the six towns of Martha’s Vineyard: Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury and West Tisbury. The VTA’s transportation services consist of both fixed services and paratransit services (known as the “Lift”). VTA fixed route service varies throughout the year, depending on the…

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Transportation Access Program

The Transportation Access Program (TAP) helps individuals and families with excessive costs of off-island travel due to long-term illness; health or mental health needs requiring services not available on the islands; chronic illness requiring regular off-island appointments; or acute health or mental health emergencies. The Transportation Access Program assists Island residents and families with excessive…

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Island Wide Youth Collaborative

The Island Wide Youth Collaborative (IWYC), a Massachusetts Family Resource Center provides services for at-risk families, young people and community members. The goal of a Family Resource Center is to support families to strengthen their bonds, connect to others and engage in their community. The center was formed in 2013 as a partnership between MV…

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Food Resources Hotline

In need of free or low-cost food on Martha’s Vineyard? Resources include emergency food, food pantries, meal programs, nutrition education, nutrition programs, and community suppers. For a list of available resources in English or Portuguese, call 508-693-7900 ext. 410 or email Food.resources@mvcommunityservices.org. Contact Information Phone: 508-693-7900 ext. 412 Email: Food.resources@mvcommunityservices.org

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Vineyard Committee on Hunger (Serving Hands & Family to Family)

The Vineyard Committee on Hunger (VCOH) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to alleviate hunger on the Island through self-help initiatives and raising awareness. The funds raised by the VCOH are distributed to 4 major relief groups on the Island: The Island Food Pantry, Serving Hands Food Distribution, Family to Family Holiday Meals, and Meals on Wheels. Serving Hands Food Distribution…

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You’ve Got a Friend

You’ve Got a Friend raises and distributes funds to aid individuals and families who have undergone catastrophic events. Contact Information Phone: 508-693-7733 Email: info@bfmlegal.comWebsite: http://www.bfmlegal.com/new-page-3/ Address:P.O. Box 1317West Tisbury, MA

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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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Dukes County Regional Housing Authority

The Dukes County Regional Housing Authority (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. The DCRHA provides affordable rentals, rental assistance and service referral; supports affordable home buying as a lottery agent and affordability monitor; participates in advocacy and…

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United Methodist Church of Martha’s Vineyard

As a part of the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church, we continue to grow as a healthy disciple-making congregation, in which everybody is welcomed, respected, cared about, and embraced. Currently, in-person worship is not occurring. Please see our website for information regarding ways to access our weekly remote worship services. Our office…

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