Provider Details


The Family Support Center of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services provides support to families that include family members with disabilities living at home. Supports include information and referral, individualized planning, technical assistance with applying for entitlements, arranging networking and training opportunities, transportation, etc. Partnering with other community agencies in hopes of meeting needs within the community is a high priority. Individualized supports are available to families determined eligible through the Dept. of Developmental Services (DDS) and the community at large can take advantage of training, parent/family networking opportunities and community events that are offered.

bgimggreenVisiting MVCS Family Support Center:

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30pm
Emergency cell phone is available to families served.

Note: The Family Support Center Program Coordinator makes on average 2 visits to Nantucket each month and is always available by phone 508.693.7900 x249 or email In addition, an on-island Family Support Specialist provides support for training and program activities that are co-sponsored by Family Support Center Program.

To make an appointment to speak or meet with Family Support Center Staff please call 508.693.7900 x249 or email Home visits are set up as requested/needed.

bgimggreenMVCS Family Support Center Team:

Kathi Hackett - Family Support CenterKathi Hackett
Program Coordinator – Family Support Center
(508) 693-7900 x249

Kathi has over 25 years of experience providing Family Support Services to families on the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Prior to working in the field of human services, Kathi taught in both public and private school settings. Kathi has extensive experience in accessing resources and providing information on a variety of topics related to individuals with disabilities. Kathi represents the interests of Island families on local, regional and state-wide committees and boards.

Specialties: Family Leadership and Advocacy

bgimggreenMVCS Family Support Center Events:

There are no upcoming events at this time.