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Possibilities are the stock-in-trade at Mosaic. 

Whether it is for the people we serve, our employees, donors, volunteers or the communities we're in, we want to make new possibilities come to life.

We're optimists at heart, believing that something good is always right around the corner. 

We also believe that our mission is a shared mission; we're in this together with the people we serve, their families, our donors and volunteers, and the communities we're in. 

It is a crowd-sourced mission!  So join in.  Be a part of Mosaic possibilities.


 

Thank you for supporting people like Chris and Janey Grimm.

Yesterday was a great victory for the 3,700 people Mosaic supports, their families, communities and our country. 

Last night, Republican Leadership pulled the Better Care and Reconciliation Act from consideration. This bill would have drastically restructured Medicaid, putting millions of people with disabilities and countless others at risk.

It couldn’t have happened without your fierce support and advocacy....Read more

Mosaic President and CEO Linda Timmons and Ambassador of the Year Gayle Bortz.

When Gayle Bortz started volunteering with Mosaic in South Central Iowa five years ago, she had no idea how long her commitment to the people Mosaic supports in Chariton would last.

This week, she was named Mosaic’s Ambassador of the Year, and her commitment still holds strong. 

As a speech pathologist, Gayle spent her career helping people with disabilities, so volunteering with Mosaic after...Read more

Staying active helps keep hope alive.

Please keep calling your U.S. Senators and telling them the proposed health legislation is bad for people with disabilities.

Advocates have been on a journey since January to protect the integrity of Medicaid for people with intellectual disabilities.

Working toward any goal is a journey of ups and downs,...Read more

The Bina Family

Tommy Bina was at the center of his family, in life and in death.

In 1967, Bill and Myrtle Bina moved from Chicago to be near their son, Tommy, who was living on Mosaic’s campus in Axtell, Neb., then known as Bethphage. Tommy died in 2007 and was buried in the Bethphage Cemetery. The next year, his parents moved to Macon, Ga.

Recently, within weeks of each other, the couple passed. Today in Axtell, Bill and Myrtle are once again joining Tommy as their family...Read more

Mosaic staff and people in service enjoy a trip during the summer.

It’s easy for me to picture myself, years ago, with watermelon juice dripping from my face as I lean forward, trying to keep my clothes from getting too messy, spitting out the seeds from the watermelon slice I’m greedily eating.

It’s a defining summertime memory for me.

A good memory.

Across Mosaic these days, many people served are creating great memories for the future. It is summertime–complete...Read more

In February, a team of 20 from Building a Caring Community (BCC), a program of Mosaic International in Moshi, Tanzania, participated in the Kilimanjaro Marathon 5K Fun Run. The Kilimanjaro Marathon draws 9,000 runners of 40 nationalities to run in the shadow of the tallest mountain in Africa.

It is a great opportunity for the children and young adults of BCC to run and socialize with old and new friends alike, and for BCC to break down barriers and advocate...Read more

Jan Hogan and her sister Carrie

Don’t get mad. Take action.

I learned that piece of wisdom years ago and it still rings true, especially in light of recent developments in Washington regarding health care.

In May, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act, which would devastate the lives of people with disabilities by cutting Medicaid funding. Last week the Senate version was released, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. It’s even worse....Read more

Thank you for your advocacy

I’m asking pleading begging for you to call your U.S. Senators and ask them to VOTE NO on the BCRA since its bad for people with disabilities. (Find the phone number and some comments you can use here.)

Elected officials carry the burden of making tough decisions. The outcomes of which have clear winners and losers. The U.S. Senate is currently considering the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA, their version of the House’s AHCA)...Read more

I became a refugee in 1989 when, after three months of twice-weekly visits to the secret communist police, I was told I had broken the law and would suffer consequences. My crime was attending a meeting with a fellow Christian.Read more

Happy Father's Day to all the dads in our Mosaic family.

I’ve always appreciated the distinction between being able to father a child and being a father to a child. The first is easy. The latter, however, takes energy, effort, and time.

One of the things that surprised (and saddened) me when I came to work at Mosaic us the number of parents who have little or no involvement with their adult children who have intellectual or developmental disabilities.

On the other end of the spectrum...Read more

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