Shared Living Venture Community Services

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Contact Information

Venture Community Services
Contact: Engle Torres, Shared Living Coordinator
Email Address:
Phone: 978-314-3550

1 Picker Road Sturbridge, MA 01566
Area Served: Central

Map Location Shared Living


The Venture Shared Living program focuses on providing people with developmental disabilities a  compatible home environment to enrich their lives.  Providers welcome an adult with a disability into their homes, lives and families.  The ultimate goal is for the individual and provider to establish a mutually supportive relationship.

 Shared Living Caregiver Guidelines

* Provide the participant with a safe, clean, and comfortable home

* Assist with and schedule the individual’s medical and  dental appointments

* Ensure that physician recommendations are being fulfilled

* Assist with cultivation of daily living skills

* Develop a relationship with participant based upon     mutual respect

* Possess a valid driver’s license with access to a reliable vehicle

* Foster community involvement, social development, and positive relationship building

* Ensure the overall wellbeing of the participant and welcome them into the family unit

 Respite care and professional training are provided as well as a tax free annual stipend.

Service Types

  • Adult Foster Care / Group Adult Foster Care (Adult Foster Care)
  • Home Care Corporation (Home Care)

Program Type

  • Aging
  • Respite

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Additional Information

  • Fees: MassHealth, Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: DDS