M.V. Mediation announces free evening hours


The Martha’s Vineyard Mediation Program announces a new service called We Can Work It Out: Free Mediation Evening Hours. The new program will run throughout the winter at the M.V. Mediation office, 15 Merchants’ Court, Vineyard Haven (across State Road from SBS). Islanders with unresolved conflict in their lives are invited to use this service as an opportunity to have a private and supportive conversation with one of its trained mediators or conflict coaches. All sessions are free and confidential.

M.V. Mediation offers the service to help those who attend to learn how mediation, conflict coaching, or other M.V. Mediation services might help them address unresolved conflict in their lives, or to begin a mediation or conflict coaching session with one of its trained mediators. The service will be offered on the following Wednesdays: Dec.12, Jan. 9 and 23, and Feb. 13 and 27, 5 to 7 pm.

M.V. Mediation, according to a press release, is a court-approved nonprofit organization that offers mediation services along with programs designed to educate the public about the effective resolution of disputes. Founded in 1984, M.V. Mediation serves the Dukes County District Court (Small Claims and Civil Session) and also mediates community disputes involving divorce, separation, child custody, contractor/client, landlord/tenant, family property, workplace conflict, and more. Court referrals are handled pro bono and community case fees are based on a sliding scale; no one is turned away if they are unable to pay. M.V. Mediation is one of about a dozen community mediation centers across the commonwealth which receive partial state funding through the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration. Readers may inquire about this program by calling M.V. Mediation at 508-693-2999 or via email: info@mvmediation.org.