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Elder Services of the Cape and Islands

​is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to providing elders with information and services to enhance their quality of life and maintain their independence. Programs address the interests and changing needs of the older adult.

P.O. Box 2337, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557


Healthy Aging MV

is a planning and advocacy coalition dedicated to helping make Martha’s Vineyard an ageing-friendly community. Its focus areas include transportation, caregiver support, advance care planning, senior isolation, housing, and assessing and addressing the needs of elders on our island.

508-693-7900 ext 455


Hospice of Martha's Vineyard

 provides quality hospice and bereavement services without charge to all who are facing serious illness, grief, and death. Personalized care is provided at home, the hospital or extended care facilities and meets the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families. 

P.O. Box 1748, Vineyard Haven, MA  02568 

508-693-0189 fax: 508-693-7229

Houses of Grace

is a winter overnight shelter and meals program open to anyone who needs a place to stay. 

Opens 7pm every night during January, February and March, at three island churches:  St Andrew’s Church, Edgartown (Sun, Tues, Fri and Sat); The Federated Church (Mon and Thurs) and St Augustine’s Church, Vineyard Haven (Wed).   

Call Father Chip Seadale at 508-627-5330 for more information.

     Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support Group exists to help full time island residents who are dealing with cancer and need financial support with lodging, co-pays,prescriptions, transportation and other associated expenses.

P.O. Box 2214, Vineyard Haven, MA  02568

508-627-7958, 508-693-8296, 508-696-9849

     Martha's Vineyard Community Services

provides a wide range of social services to islanders including, mental healh services, disability services, domestic and sexual violence services, substance use disorder support, veteran's services, senior services and youth and family services.

111 Edgartown Road, Vineyard Haven, MA  02568


     Martha's Vineyard Health Care Access

helps people of all ages acquire health insurance coverage through government programs. Confidential services are provided by experienced, knowledgeable and caring professionals at no charge.

114 New York Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA  02557


 Martha's Vineyard Hospital

delivers high quality, compassionate medical care to every member of the Vineyard's year-round and seasonal community and to visitors.  It is a member of Partners Health Care and an affiliate of Massachusetts's General Hospital which allows it seamless accessibility to the finest community-based medicine as well as the most advanced specialty care in the world.

1 Hospital Road, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557


Vineyard Village at Home

assists senior citizens in maintaining their independence by providing transportation to 

medical appointments and other venues.


The Warming Center

is offered at the Good Shepherd Parish Center in Oak Bluffs for 2 hours per day, noon-2pm Monday through Friday. It provides hospitality, food, laundry, showers, transportation, cell phone  linkages, housing and health referrals for those in need, from October through April 30th.  Its programs will be expanding in 2017.

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