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.

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.

Phone: 508-693-7900 x320


Immigration Resource Center

Please note the Immigration Resource Center is open, but are not currently seeing clients in person due to COVID-19. If you have questions or concerns, Collin Mickel remains available to offer assistance.

Collin Mickel
Email: cmickle@cacci.cc
Phone: +1 (508) 771-1727 x 140


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
Phone: 508-687-9182


Parent Café

The Island Wide Youth Collaborative hosts a weekly one-hour virtual discussion group for parents, by parents, of children & teens dealing with anxiety..

Contact: Chrissie Laury
Email: claury@mvcommunityservices.org
Phone: 508-693-7900 x402


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

The Island Wide Youth Collaborative invites grandparents raising grandchildren to encourage support, exchange information and ideas, discuss various topics and provide free resources.
Upcoming dates: October 12, October 28, November 2

Contact: Chrissie Laury
Email: claury@mvcommunityservices.org
Phone: 508-693-7900 x402

Novel CONNECTions

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: Emily Medeiros
Email: emedeiros@mvcommunityservices.org

Refuge Recovery

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 x451.

Contact: Recovery Coach Services
Phone: 508-693-7900 x451

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.

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


WOC Support Group

A space for Women of Color to gather, express themselves and learn from one another. This group meets on Tuesday from 5-6pm via Zoom.

This group is a partnership between MV Community Services CONNECT to End Violence and Island Wide Youth Collaborative with Island schools to support high school students on Martha’s Vineyard.

Contact: deh2137@barnard.edu

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. 216


Questions?

Give us a call at 508-693-7900 or email info@mvcommunityservices.org.