Connecting Island Veterans with Support

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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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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10 Things to Know About This Year’s Possible Dreams

Our largest annual fundraiser is just five days away. We invite you to join us at The Historic Tilton Farm on Middle Road on Sunday, July 28th for an evening that will have a lasting impact on our community. This year’s event has a fresh new vibe, venue, and shortened program. Possible Dreams- 10 things…

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3 ways you can help create a more inclusive Island community

“A community that excludes even ONE member is NO community at all.” – Dan Wilkins March is Developmental Disability Awareness Month. This national campaign is raising awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life. What are Developmental Disabilities? Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to an…

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