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Martha's Vineyard Legal Event Offers Aid to Abused Immigrants

An immigration attorney and a rape crisis counselor will be on hand Monday at Martha's Vineyard Community Services to assist Island residents lacking legal status who have been victimized.

Martha's Vineyard Community Services is located at 111 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd, Oak Bluffs.
Martha's Vineyard Community Services is located at 111 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd, Oak Bluffs.
Domestic violence and other crimes, cruel enough in themselves, amplify their suffering when victims' lack of legal status makes them afraid to report abuse.

CONNECT to End Violence, a program of Martha's Vineyard Community Services, is holding an outreach event Monday for Island residents who are immigrants and have been victimized.

An immigration attorney from Catholic Social Services of Fall River will be available to answer questions and a rape crisis counselor from CONNECT will also be on hand, according to MVCS, to assist "those without legal status who fall under one or more of the following categories:

The event takes place Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with interpreter services beginning at noon. Appointments can be made by contacting CONNECT Program Director Jennifer Neary at 508-684-8074 ext 103, or jneary@mvcommunityservices.com. Walk-in appointments are available on a first come, first serve basis.

MVCS is located at 111 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd, Oak Bluffs.

Read the full event notice here>.

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