Parent Connection

Join other parents and caregivers of students in grades 7-12 for an open and honest conversation around substance use and vaping. Knowledge is key to understanding the way substances affect teens. If your child is using substances or at-risk, join us on Wednesdays to connect with other parents, share experiences and explore resources available in…

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Rebekah Thomson – Pediatric Sleep Coach

Rebekah Thomson is a Gentle Sleep Coach, trained and certified by Kim West (AKA The Sleep Lady), author of Good Night Sleep Tight. She works individually with families struggling with sleep challenges and offers workshops regularly. Contact Information Contact: Rebekah ThomsonPhone: 917-455-3054 Email: rebekah@countingsheepmv.com

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Childbirth Education Class

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Childbirth Education Class. Cost for the 4 week series is $40 or $10 for each class attended. Classes meet in the ICU Waiting Room located on the 2nd floor of the Hospital on Wednesdays 6pm – 8pm. To register please call the Maternity Department: 508-957-9330. Class size is limited to 6-7 couples. Sign…

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Department of Children & Families

Every child deserves permanence, safety and well-being. The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is charged with protecting children from abuse and neglect and strengthening families. Adoption Program: While much of DCF’s work is focused on child protective services, we also provide adoption services. Each office has a unit that specializes in placing children/youth for…

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Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled

The Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled (CORD) has been aggressively working since 1984 to advance the independence, productivity, and integration of people with disabilities, including deaf and hard of hearing people, into mainstream society. You may want to contact CORD if: You want to learn more about your disabled child’s educational rights; You…

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Martha’s Vineyard Youth Task Force

The Youth Task Force mission is to reduce substance use and other risky behaviors by promoting community-wide health and wellness for youth and families through a cooperative integrated network of youth, parents, health practitioners, health and social service organizations, public officials, educators, law enforcement officers, and other community members. Our vision is a mobilized Martha’s…

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YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard

The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, individuals, families, seniors, and the Island community by helping our members realize their fullest potential through the development of body, mind, and spirit. The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard is committed to offering a variety of programs to serve families, youth,…

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Parenting Teens & Tweens

Parenting Teens and Tweens is a group offered through  Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Island Wide Youth Collaborative. A Coffee Talk for Primary Caregivers. Treat yourself to a morning of conversation with other parents and caregivers. Share experiences, strengths, challenges and successes of raising teens and tweens. Browse the IWYC calendar for Parenting Teens and Tweens group dates and times or…

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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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Head Start

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Head Start program offers a comprehensive, home-based preschool program for families with children 3-5 years of age. Believing that parents are the child’s most important teacher, staff and parents work in partnership to promote the child’s growth and development. The program includes: weekly home visits; parent/child socializations; parent education group; health…

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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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