“What bothered me most was living in anticipation of military conflict,” recalls MV Community Services Veterans Outreach Coordinator, Bob Tankard, about his time spent as a medic in Korea during the Vietnam War era. Bob joined the Army out of high school and like many veterans, his experience had a profound impact on his future….Read More
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
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No one wants to believe that someone they love is capable of hurting them – physically or emotionally, but domestic violence affects more than 12 million people each year. While Martha’s Vineyard has a distinct romanticism about it – the sunsets, pristine beaches and Island magic that seems to draw us all in, our community…Read More