Marney Toole has been honored for her work at the Martha’s Vineyard Family Center.

The Martha’s Vineyard Family Center has received a $310,000 grant from The Children’s Trust, a state family support organization.

The grant will be spread out over five years.

The Martha’s Vineyard Family Center moved into its new home this week at the renovated Stephen Carey Luce House in Vineyard Haven. The building was formerly part of the Nathan Mayhew Seminars campus.


Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard and the Martha’s Vineyard Family Center are serving up a presentation on how to avoid genetically engineered foods on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the regional high school.

The Martha’s Vineyard Family Center, which has offered free classes, play groups and educational support to Island families with young children for 16 years, will relocate from the regional high school to the Nathan Mayhew Seminar campus in Vineyard Haven in the fall.

“We’re very excited to have a new home,” said Nell Coogan, development director for Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, on Friday. “We think it’s going to be a great spot.”

On behalf of Adult and Community Education of Martha’s Vineyard (ACE MV), we want to express our deep gratitude to the Martha’s Vineyard Family Center of Community Services for all they do for our community. In particular, many thanks to Debbie Milne, director of Early Childhood Programs, Marney Toole, Family Services coordinator, and Cherish Harris, coordinator of the family center.