Local Organizations

There are many resources available at the local level to support growing families. 

Early Childhood Programs (ECP)

508-693-7900 x281
Established in 1972, Early Childhood Program’s mission to support the growth and development of children and their families by providing parenting education, quality child care, parent/child activities, and individualized family support services now reaches out to over 1,100 families each year. The components of ECP are Center Based Child Care, The Family Center, and Head Start.

Early Intervention

508-775-6240 (Ext 450)
Are you concerned about your infant or toddler’s development? Has your pediatrician recommended an evaluation for your child? Early intervention and assessment can make a difference! Our Early Intervention program is designed to support families with young children suspected of or identified as having a developmental disability, delay, health condition or a cluster of risk factors that may impact a child’s development.

Health Care Access

114 New York Ave
Oak Bluffs, MA
(508) 696-0020
The Vineyard Health Care Access Program is a community-based service of Dukes County that connects residents of Martha’s Vineyard with health benefits. We help people to apply for, enroll in, and maintain coverage in health insurance programs including MassHealth (Medicaid), Medicare , Connector Care and Qualified Health Plans. We also provide assistance with other government benefits like Social Security Disability and Food Stamps. We support our clients by ‘navigating’ the bureaucracies of government benefits and private health insurance so Islanders can not only enroll in, but also maintain these essential benefits.

Healthy Families

155 Katharine Lee Bates Road
Falmouth, MA
Cape Cod Healthy Families Early Child Bearing Program serves anyone under 21 who is either pregnant or parenting a child who is 12 months or younger. Young Parents Service serves anyone 23 and under who is pregnant and or parenting. 

Martha's Vineyard Family Planning

517 State Road
Vineyard Haven, MA
We provide high quality, confidential reproductive health care, prevention and education services for women, men and teens on Martha's Vineyard. Our goal is to promote and ensure reproductive health care and rights based on the unique needs of the individuals and communities we serve. We are committed to providing confidential, affordable and accessible reproductive health services to individuals of all ages.

Vineyard Nursing Association (VNA)

At the VNA of Cape Cod, our goal is to provide comprehensive home health and hospice services that enable individuals - from newborns to the elderly - to receive care in the privacy and comfort of their own homes. Our highly trained professionals are dedicated to ensuring a smooth transition from a hospital, nursing home or clinic to home.

Vineyard VBAC

Vineyard VBAC is a community resource providing support and information to women and families interested in exploring the option of VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) on Martha's Vineyard. 


(508) 771-7896
WIC is a free nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services to Massachusetts families who qualify. WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children. WIC’s goal is to keep pregnant and breastfeeding women and kids under 5 healthy.