OnGuard Online

OnGuardOnline.gov is the federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online. The Federal Trade Commission manages OnGuardOnline.gov, in partnership with other federal agencies. OnGuardOnline.gov is a partner in the Stop Think Connect campaign, led by the Department of Homeland Security, and part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, led by…

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Creative Entrepreneur with Opportunities

Creative Entrepreneur with Opportunities (CEO) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to economic and financial development, entrepreneurship, and a growing platform that facilitates collaboration and mentoring for the empowerment of women and youth. Contact Information Contact: India Rose

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EconomicCheckUp

Whether you’re retired or still working, it pays to be smart about your income. Discover tips and resources in your community to manage your budget, save money, find work, and set financial goals. It’s free, confidential, and from a trusted source, the nonprofit National Council on Aging. Contact Information Website: https://www.economiccheckup.org/esi-home

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Saxton 4×4

Helps shed some light on why so many people are in debt today and offer helpful budgeting tips, basic financial management skills, and other practical advice about money. Contact Information Contact: Kathy Sommers Website: http://saxton4x4.co.uk/guide-to-managing-finances/

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Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders

Assist low and moderate income elder homeowners. HOME provides comprehensive in-home counseling on financial and homeownership issues to enable successful aging in place. Services include displacement prevention, remainder life planning, budgeting, income maximization, equity conservation, consumer protections and creative financial options specially crafted for seniors. NOTE: HOME is not a legal services organization, nor is…

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Massachusetts Family Caregiver Support Program

The MFCSP Program is a partnership between the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)/Aging Service Access Points (ASAPs). Elder Services of the Cape and Islands is the AAA and ASAP for Martha’s Vineyard. Through this partnership, support services are provided for family caregivers caring for adults over 60…

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Older Americans face many financial challenges as they age. They have opportunities to travel, explore new fields of work or hobbies, or spend time with family and friends. But often scam artists or bad advice take away these opportunities. The Office of Financial Protection for Older Americans is here to give seniors information and tools…

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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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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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Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands

Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands, Inc. (ESCCI) is a private, not-for-profit community-based organization dedicated to serving older adults in the twenty-two towns of Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket counties. It is the federally designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and the state designated Aging Services Access Point (ASAP) as well as the Aging…

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