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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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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Dukes County Committee for Disabled Affairs

Dukes County Committee for Disabled Affairs advocate on behalf of the disabled and help businesses and organizations to navigate the rules and regulations concerning disabled persons and the process of becoming compliant with federal, state and local rules and regulations. Contact Information Contact: Richard Cohen, Associate Commissioner for Disability Affairs Phone: 508-696-3840 Website: https://www.dukescounty.org/associate-commissioner-disability-affairs

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US Department of Labor – Disability Resources

A listing of Disability Resources from the US Department of Labor, including Benefits, Civil Rights, Community Life, Education, Employment, Emergency Preparedness, Health, Housing, Technology and Transportation. Contact Information Website: https://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/disability.htm

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Massachusetts Aging and Disabilities Information Locator

The Massachusetts Aging and Disability Information Locator (MADIL) is a public service of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services. The MADIL is designed to help find information on services and programs that support seniors and people with disabilities in Massachusetts. Contact Information Website: http://www.massdil.org/

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Disabled Persons Protection Commission

DPPC protects adults with disabilities from the abusive acts or omissions of their caregivers through investigation oversight, public awareness, and prevention. Contact Information Website: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/disabled-persons-protection-commission

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CaptionCall®

CaptionCall® Life is calling. CaptionCall® is a revolutionary new telephone and service for anyone who has trouble hearing on the phone. CaptionCall uses voice recognition technology and a fast transcription service to quickly provide written captions of what callers say on a large, easy-to-read screen. As part of a federal government program, the CaptionCall phone and captioning…

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Assistive Technology Loan Program / Easter Seals

The Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program, operated by Easter Seals Massachusetts, gives people with disabilities and their families access to low-interest cash loans so they can buy the assistive technology devices they need. Assistive technology is any device that enhances or expands a person’s ability to live more independently. Many different items are considered assistive…

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Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

MCB provides the highest quality rehabilitation and social services to blind individuals, leading to independence and full community participation. Contact Information Contact: Mary OtiatoPhone: 617-626-7485 Email: Mary.Otiato@state.ma.usWebsite: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/mcb/ Address:600 Washington StreetBoston, MA Mailing Address:600 Washington StreetBoston, MA 02111

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Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

A state agency under the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, focusing on providing education, information, technical assistance and communication access support to Deaf, hard of hearing and late deafened people in Massachusetts. Contact Information Contact: Jonathan O’DellPhone: 617-740-1600 Email: Jonathan.O’Dell@state.ma.usWebsite: http://www.mass.gov/mcdhh Address:600 Washington StBoston, MA Mailing Address:600 Washington StBoston, MA 02111

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Caregiver Homes

Caregiver Homes is a provider of the Massachusetts Adult Foster Care Program. Caregiver Homes supports Consumers 16 and older who are frail or have a chronic disability, are Mass Health eligible, and who are receiving daily support with Activities of Daily Living from a live-in primary caregiver. Caregivers are often family members, and cannot be…

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