Islanders experiencing mental health and substance abuse crises are expected to benefit from a Martha’s Vineyard Community Services crisis stabilization unit that will be run on hospital grounds. The so-called red house will be renovated to house the program.
Daybreak Clubhouse, a program of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services that supports the integration of persons diagnosed with mental health conditions into the community, is hosting an open house Monday, Jan. 27.
She’s had her first 100 days, her first summer — including her first Possible Dreams Auction — and now Martha’s Vineyard Community Services executive director Juliette Fay is settling into the rhythms of year-round Island life. And she has some observations.
“What I’ve learned is that this is a very remarkable community,” Ms. Fay said this week.
When Sandy Pimentel from the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services board of directors called me back in January to ask if I would consider hosting the 2013 Possible Dreams auction, taking up the gavel where legendary humorist Art Buchwald left off, I was completely blown away.
The Island community raised more than $450,000 for Martha’s Vineyard Community Services at the Art Buchwald Possible Dreams Auction Sunday night, an amount expected to increase still by the end of the week. The total surpasses last year’s amount by at least $50,000.