Order Med Books

Developed by certified MAP trainers, this controlled substance documentation book is geared toward the specific needs of staff certified under the Medication Administration Program. The book meets all MAP requirements and is approved by the Department of Developmental Services and the Department of Mental Health. Books are $60 each. Please contact Kim Hillier for more info.

Golf Classic – Thank you!

Thank you to all of our supporters for a successful event, it is truly appreciated!  We hope you can join us again next year.  Photos from the day are posted on our Facebook Page.


Congrats to all of the winners:

  • 1st place with -17 = Andy Macnaughton, CW Sheltman, Jamie Sheltman, Steve Nappi
  • 2nd place with -11 = Brian Griffin, George Aubin, Nick Kachadoorian, Nils Ljundgberg
  • 3rd place with -7 = Eric Masi, David Masi, Ken Bakes, Kent Carlson
  • Closest to pin & long drives:  Mike Letouris, Renee Kujowski, Tony Hoyt, Paul Julian, Brian Griffin

Proceeds from the event will support people with developmental disabilities in our community and our new program for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)



2022 SPONSORS

PLATINUM SPONSORS

The Hoyt Foundation, Southbridge Credit Union, Starkweather & Shepley, Ted’s Package Store

CRYSTAL SPONSORS

MDG Benefit Solutions, Open Sky Community Services, Cornerstone Bank, Pelmeds, United Healthcare

GOLD SPONSORS

Steadycare

SILVER SPONSORS

All Star Incentive Marketing, ACT LeasingCK Smith Superior, JD Leblanc Electric, Country Bank, LUK, Inc.Load Controls, Ogletree Deakins, OFS OpticsPaylocitySlims & Berthiaume Sewer ServiceWayside Youth & Family

BRONZE SPONSOR

Beacon DistributorsBrousseau’s FlooringCormier JewelersDave’s ApplianceEmployers Association of the NorthEastGaudette Landscaping, The Lowe Family, Interior Resources,  The Merrill Family, ProCare MedicalQuality Van SalesSablack LandscapingSchottSoper ConstructionSteadfast Fence

Thank you – Wine Event

Thank you to all who joined us on Thursday for our Sip, Sample & Support event! We appreciate each and every raffle ticket, auction purchase, sponsorship, volunteer and donation that contributed to such a successful night of fundraising. Be sure to take a look at the photos from the night on our Facebook page HERE.

Special thanks to our co-host Ted’s Package store for coordinating all of the distributors and their auction donations.

We look forward to everyone’s support again next year.

2022 EVENT

Adaptive Yoga & Mindfulness

Our virtual classes are led by certified yoga instructor, Lisa Irvine, of Brave Yoga for All in partnership with Shri Service Corps.

The classes are free of charge and geared toward young adults 16 and over that may have disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  No experience is necessary, so give it a try!

 Every Thursday at 6 pm (via Zoom)  

To receive the Zoom link to join the class, please email: pmador@venturecs.org and include the participants name and age.  Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

This program is made possible through the generosity of the Hoyt Foundation.

ASD Program Grand Opening

Today we were pleased to host many of our community partners to celebrate the official opening of newest program for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The Venture Advancement Center offers transitional programming focused on assisting with the training, education and social skills required to find meaningful employment. We also honored the legacy of Dick Hoyt with a memorial dedication. We welcomed his sons Rick and Russ Hoyt of the Hoyt Foundation who addressed the group on behalf of their family, presenting, Venture CEO Mike Hyland with a generous donation. This donation will enable us to continue to offer opportunities for inclusion.


“Venture is excited to officially open our new Advancement Center and to continue the legacy of The Hoyt Foundation,” said Mike Hyland, Venture President & CEO. “This first of its kind program will open many doors for people just as they have done through their tireless commitment to people living with disabilities.”


Pictures from the event are posted on the Venture Facebook Page

Ribbon Cutting & Hoyt Dedication

Join us as we officially launch our new program – The Venture Advancement Center.  The new initiative provides supports to young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)  This transitional program focuses on assisting with the training, education and social skills required to find meaningful employment. In general, engagement in meaningful work provides a host of benefits in addition to compensation and self-sufficiency.

We will also be unveiling our dedication to our longtime supporter, Dick Hoyt.  His family will be assisting with the ribbon cutting.

Tours of the program will be available after the ribbon cutting.


Thursday, March 31st @ 10:30am

Venture Advancement Center | 1 Picker Road, Sturbridge, MA

Please rsvp to: pmador@venturecs.org


Pappy Bourbon Winner & Thanks

Thank you to everyone who has purchased tickets for this raffle, your contribution truly makes a difference. All proceeds will be used to support people with disabilities in our community including our newest program for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)


Many thanks to Ted’s of Charlton for donating this very rare and sought-after bottle of Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23 year old bourbon whiskey! (Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve | 23 Year Old |Bottle # M1005)


The winner that was drawn randomly from all of the entries is…

Brandon Stowe, Cheshire, CT

  • Winner must pick up prize in person at Venture’s main office at 1 Picker Road, Sturbridge, MA no later than March 15 and sign for bottle. Must be 21+ to win.
  • For more info: Paige Mador | 774-922-1135

We hope you can join us at one of our upcoming events:

New Program for ASD

We are excited to announce the launch of The Venture Advancement Center located in Sturbridge. The program benefits young adults (18+) in the central Massachusetts community who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  This transitional program focuses on assisting with the training, education and social skills required to find meaningful employment. In general, engagement in meaningful work provides a host of benefits in addition to compensation and self-sufficiency.  Most people, regardless of ability, will derive a sense of purpose from their work. You can learn more here

Order Med Books

Developed by certified MAP trainers, this controlled substance documentation book is geared toward the specific needs of staff certified under the Medication Administration Program. The book meets all MAP requirements and is approved by the Department of Developmental Services and the Department of Mental Health. Books are $60 each. Please contact Kim Hillier for more info.