Mission & Values
Martha’s Vineyard Community Services enhances the lives of Islanders from every corner of the Vineyard community and in every season of their lives.
The mission of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services is to enhance the lives of those it serves by meeting the comprehensive needs of individuals, families, and the community through a partnership of programs that provides accessible education and health and human services of the highest quality.
We believe that the dignity, health, safety and well-being of each individual and family we serve are human rights, not privileges.
We believe in human potential and are committed to empowering individuals to make informed choices.
We are committed to excellence, professionalism and accountability in our service to individuals, families, and the community.
We value and foster partnerships with community agencies, programs, funders, and individuals that improve the quality of life in our community.
We embrace cultural competency, and the principles of equal access and non-discriminatory practices in service delivery.
We respect the privacy and confidentiality, the dignity and diversity of our employees and the people we serve.
We value our employees by creating a caring work environment that is respectful of all staff, nurtures professional growth and open communication, fosters teamwork, and builds trust.
We support the governance of the agency through the oversight and policies of the Board and through the responsibility and authority of management.
We are committed to integrity, accountability and transparency in our use of money and other resources.
We value the generosity of our donors, funders and volunteers who help provide our resources.