New Campus Begins to Take Shape for Vineyard House

At an open house last week, leaders at the Island's only residential facility for recovery from addiction showcased the new modular Vineyard Haven complex. The $3 million project is due to be completed by the end of the year.

Vineyard House Hosts Open House

Vineyard House has scheduled an open house on Thursday, August 28, at 9 a.m. Supporters of the new sober living facility being built on Short Hill Road in Vineyard Haven are invited to stop by and assess the progress being made on the new facilities.

Rain Adds Additional Flavor to Vineyard House Water Tasting Benefit

Despite stormy weather, spirits were high at the Vineyard House Water Tasting, which drew a crowd of over 300 supporters. Vineyard House was founded in 1997, and is Martha’s Vineyard’s only sober living facility for people recovering from substance abuse.

Water Tasting Nourishes Vineyard House

On Thursday, August 7, Vineyard House hosts its 17th Annual Water Tasting by the Sea event to benefit the Island’s only sober living facility.

Vineyard House Expands Footprint

For most Vineyarders, driving off the ferry back onto the Island is a moment filled with excitement or a sigh of relief. But for those returning from detoxification units for alcoholism and addiction it is a time of temptation and anxiety.

Community Support Is Key to Treatment

Martha’s Vineyard leads the State in unhealthy alcohol consumption (Vineyard Gazette, March 28, 2013) but Martha’s Vineyard is also a leader in helping people gain long term recovery through its sober living facilities. The Vineyard House plan to build a new and expanded sober house campus is a very strong statement that the entire community will come together to support individuals who are ready to recapture their lives.

Vineyard House Expands Its Program

In 1997, Vineyard House opened its doors for the first time. Last week the organization added more doors, closing on the purchase of a third house.

Like its first two homes, the Oak Bluffs house will serve as a place where Islanders can recover from drug and alcohol addictions and begin rebuilding their lives on the Vineyard.

First, Salute the Sun

First, Salute the Sun

All are welcome at a free New Year’s Day Yoga Class to benefit the Vineyard House, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the the Yoga Collective at Island Cohousing, 11 Rock Pond Road in West Tisbury.

Join Jane Norton and Mollie Doyle to start the year right in both body and karma.

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Elects Officers

Elects Officers

Vineyard House, a public charity that provides housing for Islanders in early recovery from substance abuse, held its annual general meeting and officer elections Jan. 23. Mark Jenkins will remain in place as president of the board of directors, and will serve alongside co-vice presidents Beth Toomey and John Early, treasurer Brian Mackey and clerk Pat Gregory. Tim Dobel, Janina Kean and Sheila Shapiro will continue as additional board directors for 2012.