Hoyt Foundation Generosity

Our community outreach programming has once again been funded by a generous donation by the Hoyt Foundation. Many thanks for making this program possible!


The Covid-19 pandemic has caused Venture to drastically change how services and activities are provided to the nearly 300 people receiving support.  During one of the agency’s most challenging times, Venture has adapted its community outreach opportunities to include remote activities that people can join in from home on a weekly, including:


· Free yoga & mindfulness classes to children in the Blackstone Valley region

· Free yoga & mindfulness classes for participants of our day programs and residences

· Free creative music sessions for participants of our day programs and residences

· Free adaptive exercise classes hosted by certified trainers at Unified Health & Performance


Adaptive yoga, music and exercise programs all made possible by the Hoyt Foundation

Thank You Hoyt Foundation 2020!

COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM

Made possible by donations from the Hoyt Foundation.


Venture is proud to report that the Community Outreach Program has grown tremendously over the 2019—2020 fiscal year.  The goal of this unique program is provide free social and recreational opportunities to both adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  During the past year, the program has provided:


  • Two free yoga classes monthly to children in the Blackstone Valley region
  • Six free yoga classes monthly to adult participants of our three day programs
  • Once-monthly therapeutic drum circles and live music for kids
  • Once-monthly therapeutic drum circles and live music for adult participants of our three day programs
  • Sensory-friendly Halloween Party and Spring Fling family fun events for kids and their families
  • Cooking classes and craft programs for kids and their families
  • An instructor-led Paint Night was enjoyed by more than 30 adults for each the spring and fall session
  • Herb gardening and Thanksgiving centerpiece creations hosted by Bemis Farms Nursery for more than 50 adults
  • Activities for day program participants such as projects with local artists, tai chi and more
  • More than 130 adults from our programs as well as the community at large attended both the Summer Luau and Winter Wonderland dances