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Support Services

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​MV Cancer Support Group
The MV Cancer Support Group will now be hosting zoom meetings every Wednesday at 5pm. Participation is voluntary and everyone will get an invite via email. Interested participants should send their email address to: and the host will include them.

Financial assistance, upon completion of application, 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.
Please call
508-957-0119 and ask to speak to the charge nurse.

Hospice of Martha's Vineyard
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.  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.  508-693-7900 ext. 220

Prostate Cancer Support Group of MV                                                               
3rd Monday of each month, 4:00pm at the West Tisbury Public Library
For more information call Alan Ganapol 914-318-1477.                                                          

MV Hospital Social Worker
Justine Hull

VNA of Cape Cod-Martha's Vineyard
Our goal is to provide 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. Our highly trained professionals are dedicated to ensuring a smooth transition from a hospital, nursing home or clinic to home.
Liz Davis, social worker 508-957-7400x3330
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.

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.

First Stop MV
An island-wide reference guide to resources and information that support the health and wellness of our community.

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.
508-696-0020 x 102

MV Center 4 Living
Provides funds to help pay for utilities.
Leslie Clapp- Director

Dukes County Regional Housing Authority
Provides rental relief funds.
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