Pilot Creating Ready Access to Detox Sees Brisk Participation
Alex Elvin

Dozens of Islanders suffering from addiction have found their way to off-Island detox centers through a new program organized last year.

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After 23 Years of Helping Families Become Families, Marney Toole Retires
Heather Hamacek
Marney Toole's love of children led her to a career as a nurse and then family services coordinator of the Martha’s Vineyard Family Center. She will retire on June 30.
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Crisis Stabilization Center at Red House Becomes Reality

Leaders at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and Martha’s Vineyard Community Services signed off on a long-planned agreement this week that clears the way for use of the building known as the Red House.

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Director of Early Childhood Programs at Community Services to Retire
Alexandra Bullen Coutts
Chilmark preschool director Heather Quinn will become early childhood programs director following the retirement of long time director Debbie Milne.
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Community Services Launches Telemedicine Program

The new program aims to better serve the needs of patients seeking mental health services.

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Community Services Eyes New Campus on Adjacent Property
Heather Hamacek
Leaders at Martha’s Vineyard Community Services this week quietly unveiled future plans to build a new facility on property adjacent to the current campus across the road from the regional high school in Oak Bluffs.
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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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