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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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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Death Cafe

At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’. A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is…

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Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. We provide a variety of educational programs and services free of charge to those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease…

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Family Caregiver Alliance, National Center on Caregiving

Established in 2001 as a program of Family Caregiver Alliance, the National Center on Caregiving (NCC) works to advance the development of high-quality, cost-effective policies and programs for families and friends caring for adults with chronic, disabling conditions in every state in the country. Uniting research, public policy and services, the NCC serves as a…

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Cape Cod Healthcare Dementia & Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Program

To provide information, education and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, and the families and professionals who care for them. Contact Information Phone: 774-552-6080 Email: dementiainfo@capecodhealth.orgWebsite: https://www.capecodhealth.org/medical-services/brain-neck-spine/neurology/alzheimers-dementia-care/ Address:4 Bayview StreetWest Yarmouth, MA Mailing Address:4 Bayview StreetWest Yarmouth, MA 02673

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Island Parents Educational Support and Training Center

Support for families of children with special needs. Serves Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Provides educational support to families having children receiving special education services. Has a lending library of books and videos, conducts training on various special education issues. Advocates available upon request. Contact Information Phone: 508-696-5486 Email: ipest@hotmail.com Address:25 Church StreetVineyard Haven, MA Mailing…

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Caregivers Support Group

A a support group for caregivers and provides a forum for caregivers to meet and connect with others in similar circumstances.  Group support and discussions include topics such as wellness, meditation, challenges and joys of caregiving, reducing stress and increasing knowledge on caregiving issues and needs.  The group meets twice a month on the first…

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Transgender & Gender Non-Binary Support Group

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services runs a support group for youth and adults of all ages who identify as transgender, gender non-binary or any other of the multitude of identities on the transgender spectrum. Discussion topics include: Exploring challenges of identifying different than the gender assigned at birth Examining experiences of transphobia Inquiries related to the…

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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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