5 Common Head Start Myths Debunked

September has arrived and enrollment for our 2021-2022 Head Start Program is open! Head Start is a national program committed to giving every child the opportunity to excel in school and life after school. Our Head Start program is home-based and locally designed to meet the needs of families in our Island community.  We are…

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Every Dream Makes a Difference

Every Dream Makes a Difference

Our 43rd annual Possible Dreams is less than five days away and while a lot has changed over the last four decades – the heart of this event has stayed the same.

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Breaking Ground. Building Resilience.

We never wavered in our ingenuity and commitment, and worked harder and smarter to sustain our high-quality services with little-to-no disruption.” Beth Folcarelli, Ph.D., CEO, MV Community Services As we approach a year of responding to the coronavirus pandemic, shifting our models of care, and stepping up to meet the needs of our community, it…

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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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