Shelter to open Thursday

An overnight shelter for the homeless is prepped and ready for opening on Thursday, Dec. 1. — Rich Saltzberg

The overnight shelter on the campus of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services is scheduled to open on Thursday, Dec. 1. The shelter will be operated by Harbor Homes from 6 pm to 8 am. Dinner and breakfast will be provided to guests of the shelter, according to an online post. 

Registration is required between 6 and 7 pm, and no one will be admitted after 7 pm. The shelter will be open through March 31.

For more information, call 508-560-3678.


  1. If you build it they will come. The more you make these available the more homeless will migrate to the Vineyard. This is a derivative of Parkinson’s Law. By all means have resources for the intractably poor but dont just open the wallet.

      • Many homeless migrate south for the winter and north for the summer. So yes Mr Sims, expect a new infusion next summer and a departure in the winter. In the meantime expect homeless from around 50 miles to come here and enjoy the benefits while collecting their welfare checks.

    • andy– just so you know, because of your comment I was inspired to donate $50 to the cause.
      There– don’t you feel better ? has a donate button.
      They are also accepting clean warm clothing donations at their office– 111 new york ave in ob.

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