Funding Aids Homelessness Problem on Martha's Vineyard
Noah Asimow

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

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State Announces Funding to Study Homelessness on Martha's Vineyard
Noah Asimow
With a rare budget surplus, the state has secured $200,000 for the Martha’s Vineyard Commission to conduct a comprehensive housing and homeless prevention plan, Sen. Julian Cyr announced on a trip to the Vineyard Saturday.
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Advocates Seek Funding for Permanent Shelter for Neediest Islanders
Landry Harlan

A new initiative to establish group housing for homeless Islanders aims to get off the ground by next spring if funding can be secured.

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Volunteer Homeless Advocates Are Winter's First Responders
Louisa Hufstader
The volunteer-powered Houses of Grace winter shelter system has opened for its third season. “If I didn’t have this, I’d be sleeping around a fire, bundled up,” said Derek MacLeod.
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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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