MV Community Services has a deep appreciation for each and every one of our community partners, who are crucial to the success of our mission. We partner with like-minded organizations, who are doing good in our community.

The tight-knit community on Martha’s Vineyard enables us to work closely with our local law enforcement, schools, hospital, town and county officials, and other organizations to create a web of support throughout the community.

Together, we’re creating a healthier Island for all.

 

Partnering With a Purpose

“This past winter, when an 18-year-old senior died in a car crash on route to school, six counselors from Martha’s Vineyard Community Services showed up at the school that morning to assist faculty and students in processing the enormous grief and trauma accompanying this tragic loss. We hadn’t even had time to call them for help; they just walked across the street and were there with us. That is community partnership at its best on behalf of our kids.”
Sara Dingledy, Principal Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School

Helping Community and Family Thrive

“Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is proud to stand side-by-side with Martha’s Vineyard Community Services on the front line of health and wellness. Because of this valued relationship, we are much further ahead in our efforts to serve the community through a shared responsibility in providing behavioral health and substance use disorder services.” – Denise Schepici, CEO, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital

Partnership for Community Health

“While I’m still fairly new on the Island, I’ve worked in policing for 30 years. I’ve never seen a relationship between a community services agency and local police like the partnership Martha’s Vineyard Community Services has with all of the Island’s police departments. In an instance of domestic violence or sexual assault, we know exactly who to call at Community Services and we work closely with them through the entire process.”
Bruce McNamee, Chief of Police, Edgartown