Community Services, Nathan Mayhew Seminars Merge

By mutual agreement, Martha’s Vineyard Community Services has taken ownership of the renovated Luce house for permanent use by the Family Center. The dormant Seminars, formed in 1976 to provide lectures and college-level courses on the Vineyard, will no longer exist.

Community Services Streamlines Development Efforts

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services recently announced that Jan Hatchard has rejoined the agency in a newly created position of donor relations manager.

Youth Collaborative Unveils New Building Plan

An Islandwide youth collaborative formed last year to enhance programs for adolescents at risk unveiled plans this week for a new building to house their group.

Supporting Families With Care and a Steady Hand

Kathi Hackett has been with Martha's Vineyard Community Services long enough to have photos of a smiling five-year-old boy who has grown into a handsome 30-year-old man taped to her office wall.

Hospital Donates Space for Community Services Crisis Center

Islanders experiencing mental health and substance abuse crises are expected to benefit from a Martha’s Vineyard Community Services crisis stabilization unit that will be run on hospital grounds. The so-called red house will be renovated to house the program.

Chicken Alley Art Sale Is Island Treasure

The Chicken Alley Art and Collectable Sale is this Sunday, August 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. The sale benefits Martha’s Vineyard Community Services.

Helping the Whole Island Stay Healthy

Community Services is the largest human services provider on Martha's Vineyard.

Heroin Use, Overdoses Seen on the Rise Here

Island police and members of the drug treatment community agree that heroin use on the Island is on the rise, along with fatal drug overdoses.

Daybreak Clubhouse Open House

Daybreak Clubhouse, a program of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services that supports the integration of persons diagnosed with mental health conditions into the community, is hosting an open house Monday, Jan. 27.

Boxing Day Yoga Benefit

The day after Christmas can also be a day to de-clutter and renew by bringing boxes of clothes or extra gifts to the Yoga Collective at Island Cohousing on Rock Pond Road in West Tisbury.