Island Counseling Center at MV Community Services

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Island Counseling Center provides support for individuals and families overwhelmed by stress, experiencing predicaments of Island life, difficulties in relationships, struggling with mental illness, addiction, or in crises. Counseling services can be acquired by filling out a Counseling Intake Form or calling the bilingual intake line at 508-693-7900 ext 290. The Island Counseling…

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Ready.gov

Launched in February 2003, Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation. Contact…

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Healthy Incentives Program

What is the Healthy Incentives Program?  The Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) provides you with an additional monthly SNAP benefit when you buy farm-fresh fruits and vegetables at the West Tisbury Farmer’s Market, participating farm stands, or the Island Grown Initiative Mobile Market. Spend your SNAP dollars at participating HIP retailers and have the amount of your…

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Martha’s Vineyard Disaster Response

Martha’s Vineyard Emergency Services Organizations: American Red Cross The Salvation Army Martha’s Vineyard Medical Reserve Corps Martha’s Vineyard Disaster Animal Response Team Want to Volunteer? Have any Questions or comments?  Contact us! Ilona Metell, Red Cross (Ilona.metell@redcross.org) Richard Reinhardsen, Salvation Army (rsr1017@comcast.net) Marina Lent, Medical Reserve Corps (mlent@chilmarkma.gov) Rita Brown, MV Disaster Animal Response Team…

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Feeding MV Map

The Feeding Martha’s Vineyard Food Map is a location and information guide to connect Islanders in need of local free and low-cost food; it has been a collaboration among The Martha’s Vineyard Times and the 40-plus organizations participating in the Vineyard Food Equity Network. The resources include providers of emergency food, food pantries, meal programs, nutrition education,…

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Medical Reserve Corps

Disasters can be scary, especially if you are living alone, are elderly or disabled, or are dependent on oxygen, health care staff, medications or electricity. But Don’t Stay Scared…GET PREPARED! HELP US HELP YOU! The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their…

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Summer Food Service Program

Healthy, delicious lunches for the community, free to all ages. When and where will the program take place?Lunches will be served at the Oak Bluffs Library, the West Tisbury Library, and the Family Center between July 9th and August 17th. Lunches will also be served the Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club and the Martha’s Vineyard…

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Martha’s Vineyard Disaster Animal Response Team

MV Disaster Animal Response Team, (MV-DART) was formed in response to a state law passed after Hurricane Katrina which requires towns to have a plan in place to address the evacuation and sheltering needs of household pets and services animals before, during and after an emergency or natural disaster. The organizers of MVDART include Assistant…

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