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COMPREHENSIVE ISLAND SERVICES GUIDE

HOUSING: RentalsOwnershipSenior HousingSupportive HousingEmergency ShelterStatewide Housing DirectoryHousing Subsidies and Rental AssistanceHomeowner ResourcesIsland Planning and Housing Committees

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Legal ServicesFinancial AssistanceFood and Clothing AssistanceFuel AssistanceTransportation AssistanceImmigration ResourcesSocial ServicesSubstance Abuse ServicesYouth ServicesCrisis Hotlines

COMPREHENSIVE ISLAND SERVICES GUIDE

FirstStop MV
Island-wide reference guide
774-549-0555 (phone) | website

HOUSING

RENTALS

Dukes County Regional Housing Authority
The Housing Authority assists residents of the six Island towns through rentals, rental assistance, and ownership opportunities, as well as town and Island-wide planning and assistance.
508-693-4419 (phone) | contact info | application forms and income charts

The Community Builders (TCB)
TCB manages the Morgan Woods Apartments in Edgartown, a mixed income rental property developed by the Town of Edgartown to address the needs of low and moderate income households including offering a number of federally subsidized units.
508-939-8564 (phone) | website

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribal Housing Authority
Provides federally subsidized rental housing to tribal members and is developing Elderly Housing and Mutual Help ownership opportunities.
508-645-02711 (phone) | website

OWNERSHIP

Dukes County Regional Housing Authority
The Housing Authority assists residents of the six Island towns through rentals, rental assistance, and ownership opportunities, as well as town and Island-wide planning and assistance.
508-693-4419 (phone) | contact info | application forms and income charts

Island Housing Trust (IHT)
Non-profit community land trust developer serving income-eligible Island residents through the development of ownership and rental housing and the stewardship of affordable housing restrictions through long-term ground leases.
508-693-1117 (phone) | website

Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard (HFHMV)
Habitat utilizes volunteer labor and donation of materials and money to build and rehabilitate simple, decent and affordable owner occupied housing.
508-939-4573 (phone) | website

SENIOR HOUSING

Island Elderly Housing (IEH)
Provides federally subsidized rental housing to income-qualified seniors and individuals with disabilities at Aidylberg, Hillside, Woodside and Love House apartments.
508-693-5880 (phone) | website

Havenside Apartments
Private non-profit provider of rental apartments for Island elders.
508-693-2280 (phone) | website

Henrietta Brewer House
Provides Assisted Living services and housing for seniors.
508-693-4500 (phone) | website

Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Provides beds for seniors and residents with Alzheimer’s.
508-696-6465 (phone)| website

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

Vineyard House
Provides housing supports to adults in recovery.
508-693-8580 (phone) | website

Harbor Homes of Martha’s Vineyard
Provides housing and life skills education to low income residents to prevent homelessness and assist their progress toward greater self-sufficiency.
978-273-0533 (phone) | website

Seven Hills Community Services
Provides residential services for adults with developmental disabilities.
508-693-7917 (phone) | website

Community Systems Inc.
Provides residential services for adults with developmental disabilities.
508-696-7813 (phone) | website

Vinfen
Provides residential services for adults with chronic mental illness.
508-693-2003 (phone) | website

Henrietta Brewer House
Provides Assisted Living services and housing for seniors.
508-693-4500 (phone) | website

Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Provides beds for seniors and residents with Alzheimer’s.
508-696-6465 (phone) | website

EMERGENCY SHELTER

FirstStop MV
FirstStop MV listing of temporary shelter and support.
774-549-0555 (phone) | website

Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC)
Hyannis based administrator of a full range of housing programs including Section 8 vouchers, emergency shelter supports and foreclosure prevention services.
508-771-5400 (phone) | website

Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands (CACCI)
CACCI provides assistance with foreclosure prevention, self-sufficiency programing and Safe Harbor emergency shelter and supports for victims of domestic violence.
508-693-6133 / 800-845-1999 (phone) | website

STATEWIDE RENTAL HOUSING DIRECTORY

Housing Works
Provides listings of vacancies in affordable/subsidized housing.
website

HOUSING SUBSIDIES AND RENTAL ASSISTANCE

Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC)
Hyannis based administrator of a full range of housing programs including Section 8 vouchers, emergency shelter supports and foreclosure prevention services.
508-771-5400 (phone) | website

Dukes County Regional Housing Authority
The Housing Authority assists residents of the six Island towns through rentals, rental assistance, and ownership opportunities, as well as town and Island-wide planning and assistance.
508-693-4419 (phone) | contact info | application forms and income charts

Dukes County Social Services
Applications for fuel assistance, food assistance (SNAP, WIC), housing assistance (intake only), cash assistance, Social Security, and Social Security Disability.
508-696-3844 (phone) | website

HOMEOWNER RESOURCES

The Resource Inc. (TRI)
TRI supports Island homeowners with home repairs and rehabilitation through a federally-funded Regional Housing Rehabilitation Program sponsored by Oak Bluffs and Edgartown.
508-696-3285 (phone) | website

Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC)
Hyannis based administrator of a full range of housing programs including Section 8 vouchers, emergency shelter supports and foreclosure prevention services.
508-771-5400 (phone) | website

Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands (CACCI)
CACCI provides assistance with foreclosure prevention, self-sufficiency programing and Safe Harbor emergency shelter and supports for victims of domestic violence.
508-693-6133 / 800-845-1999 (phone) | website

ISLAND PLANNING AND HOUSING COMMITTEES

Martha’s Vineyard Commission
Provides Economic Development and Affordable Housing Planning.
508-693-3453 x13 (phone) | website

Town Housing Committees

Aquinnah
508-645-2304 (phone) | website

Chilmark
508-645-2100 (phone) | website

Edgartown
508-627-6178 (phone) | website

Oak Bluffs
508-693-3554 (phone) | website

Tisbury
508-696-4200 (phone) | website

West Tisbury
508-696-0103 (phone) | website

Additional Resources

South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.
SCCLS is a non-profit corporation which provides free civil legal services to low-income and elderly residents.
800-244-9023 (phone) | website

Financial Assistance

Salvation Army
774-563-9436 (phone)

Dukes County Social Services
Applications for fuel assistance, food assistance (SNAP, WIC), housing assistance (intake only), cash assistance, Social Security, and Social Security Disability.
508-696-3844 (phone) | website

Cape Cod Times Needy Fund
508-778-5661 or 1-800-422-1446 (phone) | website

Bailey Boyd Childcare Grants
508-430-4499 (phone) | website

Department of Transitional Assistance
Cash benefits, food assistance (SNAP).
508-862-6600 or 877-382-2363 (phone) | website

Islanders Talk Benevolent Fund
508-939-1646 (phone)

Red Stocking Fund (Grace Episcopal Church)
508-693-0859 (phone)

St. Vincent de Paul Fund (Good Shepherd Parish)
508-693-0342 (phone)

All Island Clergy Association
508-693-2842 (phone)

Caregiver Homes
Stipend and other support for family caregivers.
617-429-7134 (phone) | website

You’ve Got a Friend, Inc.
Fund administered by Attorney George Brush.
508-693-7733 (phone)

Vineyard Health Care Access Program
Applications for health insurance, prescription programs, Social Security Disability, food assistance (SNAP). Medical expense assistance, mobile dental service, referrals to health care providers.
508-696-0020 (phone) | website

Food and Clothing Assistance
Food

Island Food Pantry
“Stone Church” 81 William St, Vineyard Haven
Mon., Wed.: 2–4 pm, Sat.: 10 am–12 pm
508-693-4764 (phone) | website

Serving Hands
First Baptist Church, 66 Spring St, Vineyard Haven
Friday following 4th Thursday of the month: 2–3 pm
508-693-5339 (phone) | website

Salvation Army
774-563-9436 (phone)

Dukes County Social Services
Applications for fuel assistance, food assistance (SNAP, WIC), housing assistance (intake only), cash assistance, Social Security, and Social Security Disability.
508-696-3844 (phone) | website

Meals on Wheels
508-394-4630 (phone)

Councils on Aging

For age 55+: offers outreach, fuel and food assistance, income tax preparation assistance, elder law, exercise classes, dental clinics, foot clinics, health screenings, health insurance enrollment assistance, and other services.

Edgartown Council on Aging (The Anchors)
508-627-4368 ext. 15 | website

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
508-693-4509 (phone) | website

Tisbury Senior Center
508-696-4205 (phone) | website

Up-Island Council on Aging
508-693-2896 | website

Clothing

Clothes to Go
“Stone Church” 81 William St, Vineyard Haven
Mon., Wed.: 2–4 pm, Sat.: 10 am–12 pm
508 693-4424 (phone)

Dumptique
West Tisbury Transfer Station, Old Stage Road, West Tisbury
Free recycled clothing and household goods.
website

MV Boys & Girls Club Second Hand Store
10 North Summer Street, Edgartown
508-627-5683 (phone) | website

MV Community Services Thrift Shop
38 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven
508-693-2278 (phone) | website

Fuel Assistance

Dukes County Social Services
Applications for fuel assistance, food assistance (SNAP, WIC), housing assistance (intake only), cash assistance, Social Security, and Social Security Disability.
508-696-3844 (phone) | website

Good Neighbor Energy Fund (Salvation Army)
774-563-9436 (phone)

Councils on Aging

For age 55+: offers outreach, fuel and food assistance, income tax preparation assistance, elder law, exercise classes, dental clinics, foot clinics, health screenings, health insurance enrollment assistance, and other services.

Edgartown Council on Aging (The Anchors)
508-627-4368 ext. 15 | website

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
508-693-4509 (phone) | website

Tisbury Senior Center
508-696-4205 (phone) | website

Up-Island Council on Aging
508-693-2896 | website

Utility Companies:

Eversource Fuel Assistance (electric)
1-800-592-2000 or 1-866-725-3767 (phone) | website

R.M. Packer Co.
508-693-0900 (phone)

Island Propane (propane)
508-696-6122 (phone) | website

Amerigas
(508) 693-5080 (phone) | website

Transportation Assistance

Vineyard Transit Authority
508-693-9440 (phone) | website

Medical transportation:

Cape-Area Medivan
Transportation for off-Island appointments for those 60 and older or disabled.
508-693-9440 x1 (phone) | website

MV Cancer Support Group
Provides transportation, housing, financial and support services for Island cancer patients and their family members.
508-627-7958 (phone) | website

Vineyard Health Care Access Program
Applications for health insurance, prescription programs, Social Security Disability, food assistance (SNAP). Medical expense assistance, mobile dental service, referrals to health care providers.
508-696-0020 (phone) | website

Immigration Resources

Island Wide Youth Collaborative
111 Edgartown Rd, Oak Bluffs
Immigrant Resource Center: by appointment to assist with forms, discuss immigration issues, provide advice
508-693-7900 x410 (phone) | website

Social Services

Dukes County Social Services
Applications for fuel assistance, food assistance (SNAP, WIC), housing assistance (intake only), cash assistance, Social Security, and Social Security Disability.
508-696-3844 (phone) | website

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services
Wide range of counseling, support, and social services for Islanders.
508-693-7900 (phone) | website

Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Human Services
Social services for tribe members.
508-645-9265 x137 (phone) | website

Vineyard Health Care Access Program
Applications for health insurance, prescription programs, Social Security Disability, food assistance (SNAP). Medical expense assistance, mobile dental service, referrals to health care providers.
508-696-0020 (phone) | website

Elder Services
Meals on Wheels, home care, caregiver support.
508-394-4630 or 800-244-4630 (phone) | website

Councils on Aging

For age 55+: offers outreach, fuel and food assistance, income tax preparation assistance, elder law, exercise classes, dental clinics, foot clinics, health screenings, health insurance enrollment assistance, and other services.

Edgartown Council on Aging (The Anchors)
508-627-4368 ext. 15 | website

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
508-693-4509 (phone) | website

Tisbury Senior Center
508-696-4205 (phone) | website

Up-Island Council on Aging
508-693-2896 | website

Substance Abuse Services

Vineyard House
Sober living residence for early stages of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.
508-693-8580 (phone) | website

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services
Wide range of counseling, support, and social services for Islanders.
508-693-7900 (phone) | website

Gosnold on Cape Cod
Services for drug and alcohol addiction, substance use disorder, and mental health.
800-444-1454 (phone) | website

Youth Services

Island Wide Youth Collaborative
111 Edgartown Rd, Oak Bluffs
Family Resource Center: service referrals and assistance for families and young people.
508-693-7900 x410 (phone) | website

Crisis Hotlines

Domestic Violence Hotline
508-693-7233 (phone)

Elder Abuse Hotline
800-922-2275 (phone)

Mental Health Crisis Hotline
508-693-0032 (phone)

Suicide Crisis Hotline
508-548-8900 (phone)