When together we answer the call, our community thrives.

Together, we answer the call for community 24/7

We are clinicians and social workers, psychiatrists, counselors, case workers, teachers and volunteers. Embracing community in collaboration with police and primary care physicians, the hospital and Island schools. People who share our belief in the worth and dignity of all.

Programs and Services

Let life throw our way what it will. We are ready. We innovate out of practicality and inspire by example, pouring our best practices, our personal expertise and our powerful network into one innovative model of care. We are committed to ensuring that everyone on Martha's Vineyard has access to the care and services they need.

Community collaboration is key to our success.

While I’m still fairly new on the Island, I’ve worked in policing for 30 years. I’ve never seen a relationship between a community services agency and local police like the partnership Martha’s Vineyard Community Services has with all of the Island’s police departments. In an instance of domestic violence or sexual assault, we know exactly who to call at Community Services and we work closely with them through the entire process. -Bruce McNamee, Chief of Police, Edgartown


Our Impact

0 Survivors of domestic abuse or sexual assault have accessed support through CONNECT to end violence in 2018.
0 hours of therapy provided through the Island Counseling Center in 2018
$ 0 of revenue brought in through Chicken Alley Thrift Shop to support MVCS programs in 2018.

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You CAN help break the stigma.

Over 38,000 Americans die by suicide each year. Many of us can likely think of a time when we found out a loved one, neighbor, community or family member passed away; but the troubling thing with suicide is it that too often, it seems to blindside us. In the wake of death – we are left wondering why unable to process the pain we’re experiencing.

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Head Start

Head Start is a national program committed to giving every child the opportunity to succeed in school and life beyond school. MV Community Services Head Start program is home-based and locally designed for our Island community. Want to learn more? Read our quick interview below with Head Start Program Coordinator, Cindy Flanders. Q: How long have you…

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