Island Housing Counselor Eliminated Under State Budget Cuts
Steve Myrick
State budget cuts have resulted in the elimination of a part-time housing counselor for the coming year. Advocates for the homeless say the position has been critical in addressing the unique problems around housing security on the Island.
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Houses of Grace Provide Winter Shelter
The Houses of Grace winter shelter program begins this Sunday, offering shelter every night of the week through March 31 for those who need a warm bed.
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Benefit Concert Is Music from the Heart

A noted classical and jazz pianist will play two concerts this month to help support a homeless shelter established on the Island.

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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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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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