ISLAND HEALTH AND HOUSING
Chappaquiddick Wampanoag Tribe, People of the First Light, Martha's Vineyard Island Community, Native American Massachusetts
A resource for health care services including non-insured health benefits for residents of Martha's Vineyard and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
MassHealth, Health Safety Net, and Children's Medical Security Plan:
Application for Seniors 65+
Friends of Family Planning
They support compassionate, inclusive, life spectrum sexual health care for all people in our community and work towards empowering all individuals to access quality sexual health services in a non-judgmental, affirming, respectful environment.
Their mission focuses on improving the health, safety, and economic security of low-income individuals and families in communities throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.
MV Community Services
Once known as the Island Counseling Center, Martha's Vineyard Community Services is an umbrella organization that provides accessible care to the community via services specializing in domestic and sexual violence, disabilities, youth and family, mental health and more.
Native American Lifelines
Their mission is to promote health and social resiliency within Urban American Indian communities. Native American Lifelines applies principles of trauma informed care to provide culturally centered behavioral health, dental, outreach and referral services.
Northeast Native Network of Kinship and Healing
Founded to end violence against Native people by supporting and increasing the capacity for tribal communities to heal from, respond to, and prevent violence, using methods that are deeply rooted in culture and traditions that have existed since prior to colonization.
The Wampanoag Tribe of Chappaquiddick is comprised of Island families who have survived settler colonialism and continue to resist in order to maintain our sacred duty to the land of which we are created from. The challenge of year round housing is ever present, with the growth of luxury real estate and corporate seasonal rentals. Their focus on overdeveloping the land has swelled the market value of homes, consequently pricing out many Wampanoag families and adding to the challenges of being able to remain on our Island.
Dukes County Regional Housing Authority
The Housing Authority assists residents of the six Island towns through rentals, rental assistance and ownership opportunities, as well as town and Island-wide planning and assistance.