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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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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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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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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