Mosaic 2016 Election Update

As we watch the news this week of our newly elected president, I know many of you are wondering what this means for our country, our industry, our ministry and the more than 3,700 people we support across the globe.

The truth is I don’t really know. It’s hard to measure what kind of impact one candidate and one election will have on the services Mosaic provides.

Here’s what I do know:

Wednesday and Thursday thousands of employees, parents, volunteers, community members and people with disabilities woke up, brushed their teeth, got dressed and did what they do best: made a positive difference.

Today thousands of employees, parents, volunteers, community members and people with disabilities will wake up, brush their teeth, get dressed and do what they do best: made a positive difference.

The heart of our mission, our direct support professionals, will still work alongside people with disabilities to create a life of possibilities.

They will help people with medications. They will support people preparing for job interviews and transport people to work on time. They will assist people who can travel home for the holidays prepare for their trips and make plans so those who can’t travel feel safe, loved and warm. They will learn together, laugh together, cry together and work together, just like they always have. Please pray for our direct care staff and the people we support.

We will continue to ask people to support our mission with their time, talent and treasures. Please give generously.

We will continue empowering self-advocates to use their powerful voices. Please join us as an allied voice.

Our commitment to people with intellectual disabilities and doing God’s work in the world remains the same no matter the outcome this election, or any other election. We are called to be bold with our leadership, generous with our love and compassionate in our service.

For the last 30 years, I have woken up each day, brushed my teeth, got dressed and told myself that I have the best job in the world. I get to make a positive difference in the world.

It is an honor and privilege to serve alongside thousands upon thousands of people in 52 communities, 10 states and around the globe committed to making the world a better place for people with intellectual disabilities.

Know that I am incredibly grateful for your support of Mosaic and remain committed to our mission:

“Embracing God's call to serve in the world, Mosaic advocates for people with intellectual disabilities and provides opportunities for them to enjoy a full life.”

Linda Timmons is the President and CEO of Mosaic. You can read more about her here.

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