Counseling, Outreach and Referral for the Elderly (CORE) works with at-risk and mostly home-bound seniors in the community, addressing significant physical-and behavioral health, social and case management needs of seniors age 55+ at no cost to the client.

The program strives to meet the needs of people who may otherwise avoid accessing treatment due to fear or inability to travel to MVCS. CORE provides coordinated care through community, office and home-based behavioral health and support.

The program responds to referrals from the Island’s Councils on Aging, First Stop, VNA, physicians and other professionals as well as self-referrals.

CORE provides:

  • Free mental health assessments
  • Short term counseling
  • Home visits
  • Support groups
  • Referrals for psychiatric visits
  • In-home counseling for clients unable to get the MVCS

What is Care Coordination?

Care coordinators manage important appointments and tasks for seniors. Our staff encourages safe and healthy lifestyles by helping seniors access resources available to them, including:

  • Transportation
  • Medical Appointments
  • Councils on Aging
  • Community programs and groups

Martha’s Vineyard Councils on Aging 

Eligibility:

The CORE program responds to referrals from the Island’s Councils on Aging, First Stop, VNA, physicians and other professionals as well as self-referrals. Services can be provided to people 55 and older who are at-risk or home-bound.

Funding

MVCS Senior Services are funded by the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, Dukes County, Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands, Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living and all six Island towns: Oak Bluffs, Chilmark, Edgartown, West Tisbury, Vineyard Haven and Aquinnah. CORE is funded by a Community Initiative Grant of the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.