Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, Inc.

Island Wide Youth Collaborative

“This grant will support the ongoing work of the Island Wide Youth Collaborative, which provides behavioral health services to Martha’s Vineyard youth, professional development for behavioral health providers, and supports community education regarding substance use and mental health.”

CATEGORY: Community Change
LOCATION: Vineyard Haven, MA
AMOUNT: $149,937 over One Year
YEAR AWARDED: 2017

The phrases "Join the Conversation" and "Let's Talk Stigma" on either side of a microphone.


Join the Conversation: An Anti-Stigma Campaign

Back in the fall of 2015, a coalition of Erie County-based behavioral health providers, agencies, and funders began to take shape. The group, coming together as the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition, dedicated itself to addressing the negative perceptions that so many continue to have about mental health challenges and people who deal with these challenges. … Continued