Kathi Hackett Receives State Award

Kathi Hackett, the coordinator for Community Services’s Disability Services Support Center, received a state award last week.

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Raising Hope for Help with Substance Abuse
Alex Floyd

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services has spent more than a year working on a plan in collaboration with the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital to establish a new short-term outpatient care facility to cope with the problem and provide a new option for treating substance abuse.

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Community Services, Nathan Mayhew Seminars Merge
Steve Myrick

By mutual agreement, Martha’s Vineyard Community Services has taken ownership of the renovated Luce house for permanent use by the Family Center. The dormant Seminars, formed in 1976 to provide lectures and college-level courses on the Vineyard, will no longer exist.

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Community Services Streamlines Development Efforts
Martha’s Vineyard Community Services recently announced that Jan Hatchard has rejoined the agency in a newly created position of donor relations manager.
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By Learning to Share Experiences, Veterans Help Each Other Heal
Olivia Hull
Once relatively scare, services for veterans on the Vineyard are expanding in a number of ways. At Community Services a counseling program has long been in place, and a new program began in October on post traumatic stress syndrome. Island vets say they are finding common ground.
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Youth Collaborative Unveils New Building Plan
Sydney Bender
An Islandwide youth collaborative formed last year to enhance programs for adolescents at risk unveiled plans this week for a new building to house their group.
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Supporting Families With Care and a Steady Hand
Connie Berry
Kathi Hackett has been with Martha's Vineyard Community Services long enough to have photos of a smiling five-year-old boy who has grown into a handsome 30-year-old man taped to her office wall.
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Hospital Donates Space for Community Services Crisis Center
Olivia Hull

Islanders experiencing mental health and substance abuse crises are expected to benefit from a Martha’s Vineyard Community Services crisis stabilization unit that will be run on hospital grounds. The so-called red house will be renovated to house the program.

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Chicken Alley Art Sale Is Island Treasure

The Chicken Alley Art and Collectable Sale is this Sunday, August 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. The sale benefits Martha’s Vineyard Community Services.

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Helping the Whole Island Stay Healthy
Heidi Sistare
Community Services is the largest human services provider on Martha's Vineyard.
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