A Perfect Day at MosaicFor over 100 years Mosaic has been providing a life of possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities. At the core of this mission is the belief that every person deserves the opportunity to live each day with purpose and the way they choose to. Mosaic helps make that happen so that every person we serve is able to describe each day as their perfect day.
This video titled Perfect Day shows you Mosaic's mission through the eyes and voices of the people we serve.
Mosaic celebrates a milestone anniversary
Please join us in celebrating 100 years of creating a life of possibilities
for people with intellectual disabilities.
Learn more about the history of our mission and
how you can participate in our centennial activities.
A vacation can be not only a simple pleasure, but an anticipated event. It is a time for relaxation; a chance to get away from the routine of everyday life and time to recoup both mentally and physically. It also affords an opportunity to travel, which is often an experience in itself.
Read about Chris' trip to the Fort Wayne Zoo, Brian's visit to Branson and Scott's experience at Yellowstone National Park.
Please join us for a free, one-hour event called Discover the Possibilities. Those who attend will be given a tour of Mosaic's mission and work through stories told by the people who know it well -- the people we serve, their families and our staff members. After attending this event you will be better informed about our mission and how you can help share it in our community.
"Mosaic provided the very best services available in the country; caring, compassionate and competent staff," says Dr. Jack Stark. His son, John Stark, was served by Mosaic in Central Nebraska from 1993 -- 2003. The Starks selected Mosaic because of the home-like setting where he would reside. "As a professional in the field for 35 years, I have never seen services that good. We shall always be indebted to Mosaic," said Stark.
touched a lot of lives, and even though he could not speak, his eyes
communicated his deep appreciation and admiration for all those who
cared for him. "John had the most wonderful smile and shared that
often with those who supported him," said Melanie Randall, Direct
Support Manager for Mosaic in Central Nebraska.
Dr. Jack Stark, performance psychologist and author, recently published The Championship Formula: How to Transform Your Team Into a Dynasty,
a sports psychology and leadership guide to achieving extraordinary
results. Proceeds from the sale of his book will be generously
donated to Mosaic. Learn more about this book at www.championshipformula.com.
"Mosaic is humbled that Dr. Jack Stark has chosen to donate his proceeds from The Championship Formula to Mosaic. We are sincerely grateful for his continued support of our mission," said Linda Timmons, Mosaic President and Chief Executive Officer. "Gifts given to Mosaic from the sales of this book will be used to help support individuals like John Stark."
Purchase The Championship Formula at:Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Green Leaf Book Group
Mosaic Saved My Life
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As many of you know, a cancer diagnosis is scary and stressful. But Mosaic staff members and Vito's family came together in a blanket of support that wrapped around him 24 hours a day. Now, less than two years later, I am thankful to report that Vito is cancer-free and a happy man.
"It was a long road that we all went down," said his cousin, Carmen Puentez. "But we went down that road hand-in-hand. We cried together and we laughed together, and he was the strongest of all."
Read the full story here.
"I really want to do whatever I can as a family member to make sure that my brother's best interests are at hand and that some one is speaking on his behalf," Susan Downs said.
She plays a key role with Illinois Mosaic Allied Voices (MAV) because she feels strongly about the rights and lives of people with intellectual disabilities.
"I want to be as involved as I can in Bill's life and in helping not only him, but others as well," she said. "I care so much about my brother and his future and that he maintains the quality of life that he deserves."
Read the full story here.