Harbor Homes Starts New Summer Homelessness Initiative

The Island homelessness relief group Harbor Homes has begun a new summer outreach program that aims to offer food, medicine, counseling services and more to the Island’s high seasonal homeless population.

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Children Numbered Among Homeless Islanders

At least two children and more than 40 adults were found to be homeless on the Island — more than twice as many people as in 2019 — by Harbor Homes of Martha’s Vineyard last month.

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Homeless Count Shows Rising Numbers on Island
Aaron Wilson

Homelessness continues to climb on the Vineyard, a recent count confirmed. The annual point-in-time count conducted late last month found 41 homeless individuals, compared with 28 last year.

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Island Poet Reads Online

The West Tisbury Library presents an online poetry reading with local poet Amarylis Douglas, Wednesday at 5 p.m.

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Island Homeless Face Prospect of No Shelters This Winter

Martha’s Vineyard’s homeless shelter program is at risk for staying shuttered this winter due to the complications of the pandemic, posing new dangers for the most vulnerable residents.

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Harbor Homes Celebrates House Opening
Aaron Wilson

On Monday, Harbor Homes of Martha’s Vineyard dedicated their newly opened, six-bedroom home for low income residents.

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Housing Assistance Application Posted

A single application allows year-round Island and Cape Cod residents to seek rental and mortgage assistance from multiple funding programs.

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Extra Funding Helps Shelter Island Homeless
Louisa Hufstader

The problem of homelessness on Martha’s Vineyard is getting extra attention, and resources, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Homeless Advocacy Group Buys Property
Aaron Wilson

An innovative approach to the problem of homelessness on Martha’s Vineyard moved a step closer to reality Wednesday with the purchase of a six-bedroom home.

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Funding Aids Homelessness Problem on Martha's Vineyard

The Vineyard’s once informal homelessness advocacy network made strides this week to establish greater permanence.

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