Guidance Center to Begin Work Nov. 15
Vineyard Gazette
Three important steps toward responsible service to the Island were taken last weekend by The Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, Inc. On Saturday a group of seven: Rev. J. Gordon Allen, Robert J. Carroll, Rev. S. Read Chatterton, Charles E. Downs, Miss Margaret Love, Dr. Robert W. Nevin, and Mrs. John W. M. Whiting met in Edgartown for the purpose of organizing a corporation.
 
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Answering the Call of Domestic Violence
Holly Pretsky

Asked about the hundreds of domestic disturbance complaints they respond to each year, Island police were in agreement: it’s not an easy call.

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Dreaming Big Pays Off for Community Services
Noah Asimow
At the 40th annual Possible Dreams auction on Sunday, dreams were sold to the highest bidder, with all the proceeds going to Community Services.
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Community Services Opens New Clinic
Steve Myrick

In a dedication ceremony Tuesday afternoon, Martha’s Vineyard Community Services opened a new space to house its Island Intervention Center.

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Community Services Opens Clinic to Help Treat Drug Addiction
Steve Myrick

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services will open a new clinic on May 22 to dispense a drug that has helped many people escape the grip of addiction to heroin and other opioids.

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State Money Boosts Shellfish Propagation, Community Services
Holly Pretsky

Rep. Dylan Fernandes and Sen. Julian Cyr visited the Island late last week to dole out funds for two key Island programs.

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MVYouth Awards Over $1.2 Million to Museum and Community Services
Landry Harlan
MVYouth has announced more than $1.2 million in expansion grants for the Martha’s Vineyard Museum and Early Childhood Programs at Community Services.
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A Leg Up on All Things Vineyard for Newcomers
Holly Pretsky

A recently-formed group called Connecting the Dots aims to help newcomers to the Vineyard get acclimated and become part of the community.

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Pilot Detox Program Sees Success
Landry Harlan
A pilot program begun 14 months ago by Martha’s Vineyard Community Services and the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital to combat substance use disorder has helped steer 111 Vineyard residents onto the road to recovery.
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Lovely Dreams Are Made of Highest Bids
Barbara Raab
The rules were simple. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the event of a dispute between bidders, the auctioneer shall have sole and final discretion to determine the successful bidder. Successful bidders must pay up right away.
 
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