Adult Foster Care Venture Community Services

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Contact Information

Venture Community Services
Contact: Barb Fontaine, Program Director
Email Address: bfontaine@venturecs.org
Phone: 774-922-1129
Fax: 508-347-3149

1 Picker Road Sturbridge, MA 01566
Area Served: Central

Map Location Adult Foster Care

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Adult Foster Care
The Venture Adult Foster Care (AFC) program provides support to individual who require supervision and daily assistance with personal care. This program offers a safe and secure setting with health and social supports to allow people to stay in their community of choice
Participant Qualifications

* Applicant must be unable to live alone due to a medical, physical, cognitive, or mental condition
* Must be eligible for MassHealth and 16 years of age or older
* Applicants must need assistance with one or more activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, or ambulation.
* Participant must require 24 hour care and supervision
* Applicants must be willing to reside with a caregiver
* Physician approval required


Becoming an AFC Caregiver

Venture is currently seeking compassionate, supportive caregivers in Central and Southeastern Massachusetts who are willing to share their homes and lives with someone who needs support. Orientation, training, and a tax-free annual stipend are provided to AFC caregivers.

AFC Caregiver Guidelines

* Caregivers may be family members as long as they are not the guardian of the participant
* Caregivers must be willing to provide care and supervision 24/7
* Must comply with all established MassHealth guidelines
* Must possess positive attitude, professionalism, and compassion

Service Types

  • Family Support
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Adult Foster Care
  • Independent Living
  • Personal Care

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavior Disorder
  • Brain/Head Injury
  • Developmental Disability
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Dying/high Risk
  • Elderly Person with disabilities
  • Growth Disorders
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Language Impairment
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Illness
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Speech Impairment
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Tourette Syndrome

Ages Served

  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Medical Needs
  • Services at Home
  • Services at School
  • Services at Work
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Personal Funds