Island Churches Doubling as Homeless Shelters Help Fill Gap in Services
Steve Myrick
Hospitality Homes, a system of homeless shelters hosted and organized by Island churches, is nearing the end of its first year, with administrators, coordinators and volunteers declaring success.
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Vineyard Churches to Double as Homeless Shelters This Winter
Steve Myrick
Beginning in January, seven nights a week, three churches will provide shelter and meals to men, women and families who need a place to get in out of the cold.
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Lots of Houses, Nobody Home; Rural Scholars Report on Homeless Study
Heather Hamacek
Once again, the rural scholars program visited the Vineyard to study a pressing Island issue. This year's topic was homelessness and the housing shortage.
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Confronting Homelessness, Island Churches Plan to Open Their Doors
Megan Cerullo

A conversation Thursday about homelessness on Martha’s Vineyard shed light on the gravity of the Island’s housing shortage, and introduced a new initiative by Island churches set to begin next winter to provide emergency housing for those without a home.

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Homeless Count Documents Islanders in Need of Shelter
Olivia Hull

Last Wednesday night, when the temperature dropped to 22 degrees on Martha’s Vineyard, more than a dozen people were homeless. A team of volunteers canvassed the Island as part of the annual point-in-time homeless count.

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Island Tries to Assess Homeless Numbers
Alex Elvin
It’s common on the Vineyard to hear of someone couch surfing for a few weeks or struggling through a long transition between rentals, but the exact number of people without homes on the Vineyard remains elusive.
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Finding the Best in People By Not Looking Away
Connie Berry
Last Saturday at the Vineyard Haven library, Alan Burt talked about working with the homeless population of Cape Cod for the past 20 years. On Dec. 13, he will spend the night sleeping outdoors with other advocates, in solidarity with the homeless, something he’s done for many years.
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Formal Tally Lacking for Homelessness
Olivia Hull
Last year, the homeless count in Dukes County found 119 homeless people, the highest in recent memory. But this year the annual measurement of the homeless population on a single night in January came and went with no count recorded.
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Homeless On the Vineyard
Unfortunately, not everyone has the opportunity to enjoy winter at arm’s length. As reported in the last edition of the Gazette, there are approximately one hundred and sixty homeless people on the Vineyard.
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As Homeless Numbers Rise, Services and Funding Scarce
Olivia Hull
They are the Island's most vulnerable but invisible population. And with an inadequate safety net for the homeless, members of the clergy and county administration are calling for an Islandwide response.
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