A Matter of Balance Many older adults experience falls or concerns about falling and restrict their activities due to worry. Learn to manage falls and increase activity. Begin to view falls as controllable, set goals to increase activity, make in-home changes to reduce fall risks, start some easy beginner exercises to increase strength and balance slowly. Contact Kathleen Samways at 774-327-9526 or email@example.com.
Adoptive Family Gathering 508-693-7900, x283.
Arthritis Support for Young Adults firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baby’s First Year 508-693-7900, x283.
Bee Club forming Call Fred at 508-693-8676.
Brain Injury Support 3rd Wed., 10 am–12 noon, Mashpee Public Library. 508-274-4636; email@example.com.
Caregivers Support Group 1st, 3rd Thurs., 10:30 am–12 noon, MV Community Services Island Wide Youth Collaborative, Oak Bluffs. Call Lyndsay Famariss 508-693-7900 x 210.
Codependency Group Tues. starting May 14, 5 and 7 pm. 508-693-7435.
Community Action Committee Cape and Islands 508-771-1727.
Community Partnerships for Children VACCP 508-696-6568, x18.
CONNECT to end violence 24-hour assistance to survivors of domestic/sexual violence. 508-696-SAFE (7233). Confidential support group for those who have survived an abusive relationship. Every Wednesday through April 15, from 5 to 6:30pm. Contact Sara Leandro sleandro@mvcommunityservices.
CORE Support Group For people 55 and older. Topics of discussion include earliest childhood memory, first day of school, family life, adolescence, the Depression, World War II and adulthood. Free. 508-693-7900.
Course in Miracles Study group, 508-560-1875.
Daybreak Clubhouse of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, 508-696-7563.
Depression Peer Support Group Wed. and Sun., 5 pm, Andersen Room, Grace Episcopal Church, Vineyard Haven. 508-693-0332.
Depression, low hormones, ADD, addiction, mold problems support group. Ask Dr. Lisa Nagy any chronic conditions questions, and learn how to start healing yourself. First Saturday of the month. 24 Cournoyer Road, West Tisbury.
Diabetes Support 508-696-4205.
Do You Have a Narcissist in Your Life TBD. Learn coping skills. Call for information: 774-563-0540.
Eating Disorders Anonymous Wednesday at 5 pm weekly St. Andrew’s Church Parish Hall Summer and Winter Streets, Edgartown. 508-627-5330.
Elder Services Mon.–Fri., 508-693-4393.
Elder Services 800-AGE-INFO (243-4636).
Fibromyalgia Support Group 4th Wed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Facebook page MV Fibromyalgia Support Group for details.
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Fenway Community Health Ctr.: 888-340-4528; peer listening line, 800-399-7337.
Gynecologic Cancer Support Group Sisters in Strength Gynecologic Cancer Support Group meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm at Help at Capespace, 100 Independence Drive, Hyannis. Free and open to any woman diagnosed with any gynecologic cancer.
Infertility Experience 508-693-7900, x283.
Island Wide Youth Collaborative’s Parent Café A weekly one-hour discussion group held on Thursday evenings at the IWYC building for parents, by parents, of children and teens dealing with anxiety. 508-693-7900, email@example.com. Visit mvcommunityservices.org/events/the-parent-cafe/.
La Leche League of M.V. Breastfeeding education & support. firstname.lastname@example.org; 774-521-4486.
Learn to Cope Every Wednesday beginning Sept. 20. 6:30-8 pm.Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs. A safe and confidential space. Free Narcan and Narcan training to those in need. M.V. Hospital Community Room. Contact Christine Todd 774-563-9197. email@example.com.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 800-955-4572.
Lyme Support Group of MV 1st Wed., 6:30 pm, Howes House, West Tisbury. 508-560-1893.
Mediation Program 508-693-2999.
Memory Support Group Weds. 9:30-11 am or 11 am-12:30 pm, Featherstone. 508-627-4368 x15, or 508-498-1948.
MV Cancer Support Group Weekly meeting Wednesdays, 12 pm Hebrew Center, Vineyard Haven. 508-627-7958.
MV Prostate Cancer Support Group Meets the third Wednesday of every month at 4pm,Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Building C in Conference Room 1. Alan Ganapol 914-318-1477.
MV Photography Club Meets the first Thursday of every month at the Vineyard Haven Library. Photographers of all levels are welcome. Meets from 6 to 7:30 pm.
MV Horse Council 2nd Thurs., 6:30 pm, Ag Hall, West Tisbury. mvhorsecouncil.org.
MV New Thought Cheryl Burns, 508-560-1875.
MV Republican Club call for meeting info: 508-627-8508.
MV Threshold Choir Cheryl Burns, 508-560-1875; thresholdchoir.org; facebook.com/
NAMI Family Support Groups Wherever you are in your journey with family and friends living with mental illness, our support groups will provide you with encouragement, hope, release, and a safe place to share. Meets on the first Sunday of each month at 6 pm at Island Wide Youth Collaborative on the MV Community Services campus. Contact Maryann Del Vecchio: 860-690-4583. Also meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm, also at Island Wide Youth Collaborative. Contact Celia Brennan: 201-981-5123.
NAACP M.V. 3rd Sat., 11 am, OB Council on Aging. 508-696-5785.
OCD Interested in starting group. 508-645-9206.
Orcas Special Olympics Swim Team Free aquatics program for ages 8 and up at YMCA. Wed., 4-4:30 and Fri. 1:15-2pm 508-696-7171 x115.
Parents Apart Parents Apart is designed to assist parents in understanding the impact of divorce on children and provides parents with skills and tools to help their children adjust positively to the changes. To register and for more information on the group, call 508-693-7900 x 225.
Parents’ Advisory Committee (PAC) meets one evening a month with members of the Family Center staff. Parents are welcome to join the PAC or attend a meeting at anytime to share an opinion, question or concern about the program. Parent feedback is used extensively in program planning, 508-687-9182.
Parents Who Lost Child to Suicide Suzy deLancey, 508-693-8315.
Parkinson’s Support 508-693-2896.
Postpartum Depression 508-693-7900, x283.
Pregnancy Loss 508-693-7900, x283.
Ripple Group for Loved Ones of those with Substance Use Disorder Substance use affects more than the individual; it has a ripple effect on family, friends, and other loved ones. Gaining an understanding of addictions and speaking with others with similar experiences can help support your relationships and you in a difficult time. Call 508-693-7900 x225 for more information.
Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center Seeks Volunteers Join a group of volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of individuals living with disabilities through equine-assisted interactions. The equine center is looking for reliable volunteers who love horses to help maintain facility and its programs. Days and times to be determined by volunteer. Horse experience is a plus. Call Linda at 845-544-5568.
Salvation Army 774-563-9436.
Spirituality/Mental Health Sydney Banks DVD with Annika Schahn. 508-560-3206.
TBI Support 508-696-9481.
Transgender & Gender Non-Binary Support Group Martha’s Vineyard Community Services offers a support group for youth and adults of all ages who identify as transgender, gender non-binary or any other of the multitude of identities on the transgender spectrum. The group meets Thursdays from 5-6:30 pm at the Island Wide Youth Collaborative (on the campus of MVCS). Discussion topics include: Exploring challenges of identifying different than the gender assigned at birth; Examining experiences of transphobia; Inquiries related to the process of transitioning and available resources; and Exploring what it means to be trans, non-binary, gender queer etc. Call 508-693-7900 x 274 for more information.
Veterans Support Group Readjustment Counseling for War Veterans: Island Counseling Center offers focused individual and group services to returning war veterans. A support group meets weekly to discuss the challenges of reintegrating after the war experience. Please contact Tom Bennett for more information and group times at 508-693-7900 x 211.
Vision Support 508-627-4368.
Waiting To Adopt 508-693-7900, x283.
We Stand Together/Estamos Todos Juntos MV Meeting West Tisbury Library. A community organization focused on civic engagement and democratic ideals. We meet to discuss and organize on local, state, and national issues. Call 413-230-9012 for more details.
Women Empowered 508-696-8880.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) 508-693-1299; Cape Cod WIC (HCSM): 800-942-2445.
Your Hebrew Name & Your Primordial Essence Kabbalah workshops with Rabbi Dr Yosef Glassman, MD. To schedule parlor meeting or individual counseling email: firstname.lastname@example.org.