From newborns to seniors and everyone in between – MVCS is here for Island families, caregivers, and individuals when they need us.
Support groups can be psychotherapeutic, psycho-educational or supportive.
Looking for more information on meeting times or any particular groups? Check the calendar or call the contact person identified in the group description.
Parent / Caregiver Support Groups
Caregiver Support Group
A support group for caregivers caring for a loved one with a physical illness or dementia. The group provides a forum for caregivers to meet and connect with others in similar circumstances. Group support and discussions include topics such as wellness, meditation, challenges, and joys of caregiving, reducing stress and increasing knowledge on caregiving issues and needs. Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month 10:30am-12:00pm.
Contact: Lyndsay Famariss
Phone: 508-693-7900 x210
Immigration Resource Center
On the first and third Friday of every month, The Island Wide Youth Collaborative (IWYC) in partnership with the Immigration Resource Center of the Community Action Committee of Cape Cod and the Islands brings expert legal advice to those on-Island needing help with immigration issues. An immigration attorney will be in the office from 9 am – 3 pm and is available to provide advice and assistance. Appointments required.
Contact: Pricila Martins
MV Family Center
The Family Center hosts parent support groups, family activities, and monthly parent-education events. View the Family Center’s calendar for a full list of current groups.
Contact: Kim D’Arcy
Support for Survivors of Domestic or Sexual Violence Support Groups
A non-traditional support group for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The group reads and discusses books with themes surrounding domestic and sexual violence, boundaries, interpersonal relationships, and family dynamics while promoting healthy relationships, empowerment, and self-care. The group focuses on themes related to healthy relationships and self-empowerment. Registration Required.
Contact: Haven Huck
Phone: 774-549-9667 x102
Substance Use Support Groups
A mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. For more information, call 508-693-7900 x411.
Contact: Recovery Coach Services
Phone: 508-693-7900 x346
New Paths Support Group
New Paths is a program for adults who seek substance use support, and who may also experience co-occurring mental health disorders. The program includes a support group component (please note you must be enrolled in the program to attend the support group) – find out more here.
Teen Support Groups
Transgender & Gender Non-Binary Support Group
MVCS offers a support group for youth and adults of all ages who identify as transgender, gender non-binary or any other of the multitude of identities on the transgender spectrum. The group meets Tuesdays from 5-6:30 pm at the Island Wide Youth Collaborative (on the campus of MVCS). Individuals interested in attending must contact group leader, Apryl, prior to attending.
Contact: Apryl Anastacio
Phone: 508-693-7900 x274
Emerge is a skills and support group created to help girls cope with life’s challenges. The group uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help teach girls how to handle difficult emotions, build better relationships and be more present. Registration is required.
Contact: Sara Townes
Phone: 508-693-7900 x233
Veterans Support Groups
Veterans Support Group
Readjustment Counseling for War Veterans. Island Counseling Center offers focused individual and group services to returning war veterans. A support group meets weekly to discuss the challenges of reintegrating after the war experience.
Contact: Tom Bennett
Phone: 508-693-7900 ext. 211
Give us a call at 508-693-7900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.