Peer Recovery Support Center – A Resource for Recovery

The Peer Recovery Support Center, a collaboration between MV Community Services and the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital opened in February after receiving a multi-year grant from the Department of Mental Health.  At the close of February’s ribbon cutting, members of the recovery community, MV Community Services and MV Hospital staff, law enforcement and state representative Dylan…

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7 Miles with Meaning – At Home Edition

Every August, 12,000 joggers, runners, and elite athletes gather in Falmouth to partake in the iconic Falmouth Road Race, but this year’s race is taking place across the country as part of the Falmouth Road Race At Home Edition. The virtual race gives participants the chance to run or walk a total of seven miles…

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5 things to know about Possible Dreams

Our 42nd annual and first ever virtual Possible Dreams hosted by Seth Meyers will be live-streamed tomorrow at 5PM! Online auction items went live for bidding on Monday and to date, there is more than $20,000 in bids placed! Every bid placed offers the chance to have a lasting impact on our Island community.  While…

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Summer events, lasting impact

Summer events, lasting impact

Save the Dates – MV Community Services Summer Events The Fourth of July is around the corner and while this summer may look different in many ways, the significance of MV Community Services events remains the same: to raise critical funds and awareness for the broad range of programs and services that support the overall health…

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Care for Community

Care for Community

Care for Community: A Volunteer Coordination Program MV Community Services continues to respond to the needs of our clients and the community at large. Last week, we worked with Island Grown Initiative, Vineyard Food Equity Network and other community partners to launch Care for Community, a volunteer coordination program to support Island organizations in need of…

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6 Tips for Winter Wellness

6 Tips for Winter Wellness

The year-round population on Martha’s Vineyard is nearly 17,000, and in the summer months that number climbs to more than 100,000, attracting tourists and seasonal residents from around the world. To some, this time of year on Martha’s Vineyard is a mystery, filled with questions about what life must be like in the off-season. “What…

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Island Wide Youth Collaborative Expands

Island Wide Youth Collaborative Expands

Every parent wants the best for their children, but when life throws unforeseen circumstances their way; even providing basic needs can become difficult.   When Jane* was referred to the Island Wide Youth Collaborative, our Massachusetts Family Resource Center, the world she dreamed of giving her children felt unattainable.   “When I walked into IWYC…

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Give back this season

Give back this season

As joyful as the holiday season can be, this time of year also adds a level of stress to daily life. The days are getting shorter and the to-do lists seem to get longer. From holiday parties and school concerts to gift-giving, baking and coordinating travel plans – it is hard not to feel overwhelmed….

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Connecting Island Veterans with Support

“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….

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Shining a Light on Domestic Violence

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…

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