Martha’s Vineyard Community Services MV Family Center is a community-based program that connects, supports and strengthens families. Please note The Family Center building at 35 Greenwood Avenue is currently closed. Please check the Family Center’s calendar for new program locations in our community.

Provides education and support to parents of children prenatal/pre-adoptive through 8 years old. Services include: playgroups; parenting and child development information through classes and support groups; family activities; activities to promote family literacy; parent involvement and leadership activities; concrete services in times of need; family visits (home or elsewhere); access to health and developmental screenings; a swap shop of equipment and clothing for young children; a lending library of books and education materials;  and referrals to other Island resources. The Family Center also provides support to providers of young children through individual consultation and group collaborations. The Family Center also has a food pantry during regular Family Center programming for families with children 0-8.

Programs and Groups:

  • All Families Touched by Adoption
  • Baby’s First Year
  • Parent to Parent
  • Gym Time
  • Move with Me
  • Partners in Parenting
  • Play with me Playgroup
  • Parent Advisory Committee
  • Parent Education (one time monthly programs and multi-week series)
  • Messy Play
  • Bilingual Story Time
  • Barn Buddies
  • Discovery Fridays
  • Hike with Me
  • Intergenerational Programming
  • Parenting Journeys
  • Self Care Evenings
  • Skate with Me
  • Swim with Me

For a full description of the above groups, click here. To see when the above groups meet please browse the Family Center Calendar.

Contact Information

35 Greenwood Avenue
Vineyard Haven, MA