Josh Venable is the newest addition to the case management team at Community Opportunities.
In Josh’s new position as the Resource Specialist, he will provide case coordination to individuals with developmental disabilities who are ineligible for Medicaid.
He will connect them to community resources and services, assist his clients with Medicaid and Social Security applications, help them apply for housing vouchers, link them to recreational activities, individualized trainings and classes to support them achieve their goals.
He will also assist with fielding questions about services to families going through the Department of Mental Health intake process, to determine their eligibility for our services.
Josh received his Bachelor’s degree from UMSL. He taught private art lessons while also working at a day program in St. Charles, teaching art and independent living skills to individuals with developmental disabilities. He then became a full-time live-in companion for a young man with an intellectual disability until he joined our team in May.
Josh brings his values of being a lifelong learner and genuine desire to help others into this new position and hopes to become a resource that people come to rely on. For additional information about services for people with developmental disabilities living in Lincoln County please call Community Opportunities (636) 462-7695.