MVCS celebrates new treatment facility
MV Times | 5.22.2018
“They say it takes a village,” Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) director Julie Fay said. “I say it takes an Island.”A crowd gathered Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the new headquarters for the MVCS Island Intervention Center and the suboxone program. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was…read more.
Community Services Opens New Clinic
Vineyard Gazette | 5.23.2018
In a dedication ceremony Tuesday afternoon, Martha’s Vineyard Community Services opened a new space to house its Island Intervention Center. The center has been operating as a unit for nearly a year, but had been housed in offices scattered throughout the Community Services campus in Oak Bluffs. Read more.
MVCS to expand addiction treatment services
MV Times | 5.2.2018
On Tuesday, May 22, Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) will broaden its continuum of care for addiction treatment with the opening of the Island Intervention Center and Suboxone Clinic. Read more.
Student Group Aims to Educate Young Men Around Sexual Assault
Vineyard Gazette | 4.27.2018
Months ago, JP Alves, a junior at the regional high school, wouldn’t have intervened when a track teammate said, “That race raped me.” Read more.
Community Services Opens Clinic to Help Treat Drug Addiction
Vineyard Gazette | 4.26.2018
Martha’s Vineyard Community Services will open a new clinic on May 22 to dispense a drug that has helped many people escape the grip of addiction to heroin and other opioids. Read more.
‘I walk because I care’
MV Times | 4.21.2018
She was sad. She was confident. She was defiant.
Domestic Violence Awareness Walk Has Added Emphasis
Vineyard Gazette | 4.21.2018
The sexual assault awareness walk in Oak Bluffs Saturday morning was about visibility.
“People think that sexual assault doesn’t happen on the Vineyard, and it does. From sexual harassment, to rape,” said Jennifer Neary, program director for Connect to end violence, the group that organized the event. “With events like this, with this visual presence, that lets survivors know there is support and hope for healing,” Ms. Neary said. Read more.
Julie Fay joins hospital board
MV Times | 3.28.2018
Julie Fay has been elected to the board of trustees for Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, according to a press release. Read more.
High School Agrees to Lease Land for Early Childhood Center
Vineyard Gazette | 3.6.2018
Martha’s Vineyard Community Services got another major boost for its new early childhood center Monday night, when the regional high school committee voted to approve an expanded long-term lease for 1.9 acres of land. Read more.
State Money Boosts Shellfish Propagation, Community
Vineyard Gazette | 2.26.2018
State Rep. Dylan Fernandes and state Sen. Julian Cyr visited the Island late last week to dole out some overdue state funds for local programs. Read more.
State legislators hand-deliver state funds to Martha’s Vineyard
MV Times | 2.23.2018
Senator Julian Cyr (D-Truro) and Representative Dylan Fernandes (D-Falmouth) had a busy day on Martha’s Vineyard on Friday, including back-to-back events to mark the release of funds earmarked for the Island from the FY 2018 state budget. Read more.
MVYouth announces $1,219,138 in expansion grants
MV Times | 2.22.2018
MVYouth, a community fund founded in 2014, has awarded Martha’s Vineyard Museum a $219,138 grant and Martha’s Vineyard Community Services’ Early Childhood Programs a provisional grant of $1,000,000. Read more.
MVYouth Awards Over $1.2 Million to Museum and Community Services
Vineyard Gazette | 2.21.2018
MVYouth, a community fund founded in 2014, announced over $1.2 million in expansion grants for the Martha’s Vineyard Museum and Martha’s Vineyard Community Services’ Early Childhood Programs Wednesday evening at an award ceremony in the West Tisbury library. Read more.
Finding your passion is job one
MV Times | 2.7.2018
On a brisk Tuesday morning, students at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School and Island employers gathered for an hour-long discussion panel to talk about careers, internships, and plans after high school. Read more.
Vineyard Gazette | 1.18.2018
For people suffering from addiction and seeking help, traveling to the mainland for detox can be a journey full of pitfalls, strewn with points of possible failure along the way. There is the ferry ride with fellow Islanders interested in your business. There is the need to pass by liquor stores on the way to the detox facility. And finally, when you do get to a detox facility, a bed may or may not be available. Read more.
Islanders Living With Disabilities: Navigate Barriers
Vineyard Gazette | 1.18.2018
Celeste Ewing keeps a busy schedule. Four days a week, the Vineyard native volunteers as an office assistant at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, where she graduated from the special education program in 2008. Read more.
Jean Lewellyn Honored for Outstanding Volunteerism
Vineyard Gazette | 1.17.2018
Snow and rain didn’t stop more than 50 people from gathering in the parish house of the Federated Church in Edgartown Wednesday morning to honor Jean Lewellyn of Vineyard Haven with the Spirit of the Vineyard award. Read more.
Pilot Detox Program a Success;Alcohol Still number One Issue
Vineyard Gazette | 1.11.2018
A pilot program begun 14 months ago by Martha’s Vineyard Community Services and the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital to combat substance use disorder has helped steer 111 Vineyard residents onto the road to recovery, according to an evaluation released this week by Community Services. Read more.
Healthy Aging Joins Forces with Community Services, MVC
MV Times | 12.11.2017
Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard, an Island senior advocate group, rolled out sweeping plans to change itself and to encourage construction of shared group-living housing as part of its 2018-20 plan last week. Read more.
MV Times | 12.8.2017
Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard, an all-volunteer coalition founded in 2013 to tackle the needs of the Island’s aging population, announced last week a new collaboration with Martha’s Vineyard Community Services and the Martha’s Vineyard Commission. Read more.