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Support Services

MV Cancer Support Group
The Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support Group is a group for cancer patients, survivors, their families, friends, and caregivers. If you are here you are in the right place. 

The MV Cancer Support Group hosts Zoom meetings every Wednesday at 5pm. Participation is voluntary and everyone will get an invite via email. All meetings are moderated and confidential. Interested participants should send their email address to: and the host will include them.

Financial assistance, upon completion of application, is available for Island Cancer patients. For more details see the "Financial Assistance" page of this website.

MVCSG has available some things that may be helpful during treatment.  Currently we have:
     * Hand knitted soft, comfortable, beautiful hats made by volunteers. We also have scarves and soft fitted caps available.

For more information, call: (508) 627-7958 or
(508) 693-8296.
MV Hospital Infusion Center
Has wigs available in various colors & styles. They have all the choices catalogued on an iPad, which is available for interested patients to scroll through. If you are interested in trying on a wig, please call ahead to arrange a time when a medical assistant is available to help.
The Infusion Center also has scalp cooling therapy, which is a simple treatment that can help prevent hair loss caused by certain chemotherapy drugs.
Call: (508) 957-0119 and ask to speak to the charge nurse.
A free, community-supported program whose mission is to assist the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those facing advanced illness, to give them hope, comfort and compassion.  

Call: (508) 693-0189
Island Counseling Center
The Island Counseling Center is available to individuals and families overwhelmed by stress, experiencing difficulties in relationships, struggling with addiction and in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of ability to pay. A program of Martha's Vineyard Community Services.  
Call: (508) 693-7900 ext. 220
MV Hospital Social Worker
Justine Hull
Call: (508) 957-9315
VNA of Cape Cod - Martha's Vineyard
Provides comprehensive home health and hospice services that enable individuals - from newborns to the elderly - to receive care in the privacy and comfort of their own homes. 

Liz Davis, social worker  

Call: (508) 957-7400 x3330
American Cancer Society
At the American Cancer Society, we're on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we'll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer and better.

Call: (508-897-4328)
Dukes County Social Services
Assists with fuel assistance, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), affordable child care, social security benefits (SSI/SSDI), and general resources.

Call: (508) 696-3844
First Stop MV
An island-wide reference guide to resources and information that support the health and wellness of our community.

Call: (508) 693-7900 x222
Vineyard Health Care Access
Assists residents of Martha's Vineyard to obtain affordable, quality health care. Also provides gift cards for Stop & Shop Grocery store and pharmacy.
Call: (508) 696-0020 x 102
MV Center For Living
Provides funds to help pay for utilities.
Call: (508) 939-9440
Dukes County Regional Housing Authority
Provides rental relief funds.
Call: (508) 693-4419
Dedicated to providing mesothelioma patients with free information and resources.
A guide to how a cancer diagnosis can affect senior living options.
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