DC Contributory Retirement System was “sponsored” by the county at its inception to include all municipal employees within the boundaries of the County, it is an independent entity governed solely by the retiement board and MGL chapter 32. it is not part of the budget of the county and, therefore, receives no funds from the county appropriation paid by the towns.
Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) is the largest education, health and human service provider in Dukes County. MVCS serves over 6,000 year-round and seasonal residents are served each year through six core programs: CONNECT to end violence, Disability Services, Early Childhood Programs, Island Counseling Center, Island Wide Youth Collaborative, and the Thrift Shop. For more information visit www.mvcommunityservices.com.
Elder Services is a private, not-for-profit, community-based organization. Since our founding in 1972, we have been dedicated to promoting the welfare and enhancing the quality of life of elders, as well as helping them to maintain maximum independence and dignity. Our organization works with the community to identify and respond to the needs, problems, and concerns of elders and their families.
This agency's mission is to help develop affordable, quality, year-round housing for Dukes County residents, especially those with low and moderate incomes.
The Authority's modern buses carry 750,000 passengers a year throughout all six town of Martha's Vineyard. Many visitors purchase economical day passes that allow unlimited ridership.The Authority also operates a paratransit services known as "The Lift."