Hospitality Homes

Volunteer Homeless Advocates Are Winter's First Responders

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.

Island Housing Counselor Eliminated Under State Budget Cuts

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.

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.

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.

Island Churches Doubling as Homeless Shelters Help Fill Gap in Services

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.

Vineyard Churches to Double as Homeless Shelters This Winter

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.

Confronting Homelessness, Island Churches Plan to Open Their Doors

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.