Martha's Vineyard Community Services

FY20 Annual Report

Breaking Ground. Building Resilience.

Creating an inclusive community.

Disability Services secured contracts with Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission to expand our School to Employment Transition Program and Island Employment Services. This new 10-year contact will increase support services and help youth and adults of all abilities gain meaningful employment in our community.


Disability Services program director, Beth Wike, also played an integral role in the Island Disability Coalition’s island wide research project focused on creating inclusive recreation and leisure opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities.



FOR individuals In Recovery.

The Peer Recovery Support Center at The Red House building opened in February 2020. The Center serves as a safe place for those seeking help with Substance Use Disorder.



Recovery Support Center Ribbon Cutting  Ceremony, February 2020

FOR individuals OF ALL ABILITIES

SUPPORTING CHILDREN and FAMILIES.

SUPPORTING CHILDREN and Families

Island Wide Youth Collaborative Expands

The Island Wide Youth Collaborative, our Massachusetts Family Resource Center, secured a contract with the Department of Children and Families, enabling a significant expansion for the Center.  Since the transition, four new full time employees have joined the IWYC team, increasing programming and support for parents and caregivers in our community


Nurturing Fathers Pilot Program SuccesS

Our MV Family Center worked in collaboration with the Dukes County Sheriff’s Office to offer a 13-week Nurturing Fathers program for incarcerated fathers/grandfathers in our community. The Nurturing Fathers curriculum is evidence-based, and teaches parenting and nurturing skills to men.


"The work we do [in this program] is strength based. Parenting is a skill that needs to be taught, and Nurturing Fathers gives participants access to skills to empower them to navigate the dynamics of those relationships; it is the children and families who ultimately benefit.” - Kim D’Arcy, MV Family Center Program Coordinator





Right Photo: MVCS Family Center Coordinator Kim D’Arcy and DCSO Inmate Education Director Bob Moore
Co-Facilitate the Nurturing Father’s Program at the DCSO Jail and House of Corrections.

629

Families touched by the MV

Family Center in FY20.

310

Clients served by the Island
Wide Youth Collaborative in FY20.

26

Individuals supported
by Island Employment Services in FY20.

44

Families supported
by the Family Support Center in FY20.

35

Individuals supported by the Peer Recovery Support Center in FY20.