What's New At Mosaic

General Motors: Stories from the Road

This past summer General Motors chose to feature Mosaic in their Stories from the Road series. This collection of short films shares how their products positively impact their customers.


Mosaic has nearly 500 GM vehicles in our fleet, transporting the 3,700 people we serve on a daily basis. The need for safe, accessible and reliable vehicles is paramount to the success of our mission.


A team from GM Fleet and a film crew they hired interviewed staff and people served by Mosaic in Des Moines. One person interviewed summed the accessible vans up in one word -- FREEDOM!


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Mosaic Centennial Gala

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Mosaic capped off its year-long centennial celebration titled: A Century of Service, A Legacy of Love with a gala on October, 24, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Mutual of Omaha Dome. More than 600 donors, friends, volunteers, staff, families and people in service joined Honorary Chairs Deryl and Ramona Hamann and Gala Chair Judy Tamisiea to celebrate Mosaic's first 100 years.


The event began with an opening reception followed by a formal program and meal. WOWT Channel 6 anchor John Knicely served as the Master of Ceremonies and guided guests as they heard inspiring messages about the rich history of this rural Nebraska-born nonprofit and the endless possibilities with their global partners.


Mr. Timothy P. Shriver Ph.D., chairman and chief executive officer of Special Olympics delivered an inspiration message highlighting his work to transform Special Olympics into a movement that focuses on acceptance, inclusion and respect for people with intellectual disabilities in all corners of the globe.


"If you think about a nonprofit spending 100 years serving the most vulnerable of society, in times when no one else cared, you have to think there were some angels involved," said Shriver.


Representatives from Mosaic Centennial Presenting Sponsor PHH Leasing, Mosaic Centennial Gala Sponsors American National Bank and MCL Construction and additional sponsors attended the event. Some additional notable guests included Joe and Marlene Ricketts, Susan Buffett and Senator Bob Krist.


Mosaic president and chief executive officer Linda Timmons shared her vision for Mosaic's second century and thanked those who have made the extraordinary mission what it is today. She stated, "Mosaic's vision for the future is that people will have a meaningful life in a caring community. With the support of our partners, I believe we can see that for the people we serve."


Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week - September 8 - 14, 2013

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Mosaic invites you to celebrate National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week the week of September 8, 2013. This observance reminds us to recognize workers who directly support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as valuable, contributing members of our communities.

In 2013 Mosaic celebrates 100 Years: A Century of Service. Direct Support Professionals continue our legacy of love. They work quietly every day to provide a life of possibilities for people with with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Their work makes it possible for the mission of Mosaic to continue. You can make a difference by recognizing and thanking direct support professionals in your community.

On behalf of the people Mosaic supports, their families, and the employees at Mosaic, we want to say, "Thank you, Direct Support Professionals, for creating a life of possibilities at Mosaic every day!"


A Perfect Day at Mosaic

For 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.

You Are Invited

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Please join us at 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 your community.

To learn more, contact a Mosaic location near you.



Lending their voice to others

Bill Downs and his sister, Susan Downs
Susan Downs lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. But she has traveled to Springfield, Illinois to advocate for her brother, Bill, before state government officials.

"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.