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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.


 

Volunteers

Warm, delicious, homemade cinnamon rolls. The anticipation. The smell. The taste. 

Mmmmmm. 

This week is a good opportunity to share just a few of the things people served by Mosaic do for others, such as serving homemade cinnamon rolls.  That’s what Daniel does as part of Mosaic Thank You Sunday for churches in the Des Moines, Iowa, who have provided Christmas gifts for people served by Mosaic.

He bakes them with his...Read more

Sigga and a person in Tanzania

Meet Sigridur Ingibjorg Stefansdottir, or “Sigga” for short.

After graduating from university with a degree in Occupational Therapy, she traveled all the way from Iceland to work with the children of Building a Caring Community for six months. In the process, she volunteered in two of BCC’s centers and learned a great deal about BCC, herself, and working with children who have disabilities. Here are some of her thoughts...Read more

Barb and Tim share a high-five.

In the realm of ‘there’s a day for everything,’ today is National High-Five Day.  It really is a thing. Has been since 2002. There’s even a website about

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Forty-two days.

That’s how many days it’s been since the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was introduced.

Despite a failed attempt to pass the bill a few weeks ago, the AHCA is still being negotiated behind closed doors in Congress. The proposals being discussed would likely erode health care and long-term care protections for people with intellectual disabilities and transform Medicaid from a guaranteed funding stream to a capped program.

It’s incredible to think that a bill that...Read more

With God, all things are possible. - Matthew 19:26

“It's Friday, but Sunday's a comin'!” 

This is a phrase repeated over and over in a well-known writing by Rev. Lowell Streiker.  It acknowledges the genuine struggles of life, and yet raises the reality of our God's grace.

“It's Friday,” points to Good Friday when our Lord willingly took up the Cross and took on death and sin, pain and grief. 

Evil had its way.  Death surrounded life...Read more

John Gosswein with a worshipper.

As he tends souls on Mosaic’s Axtell, Neb., campus, the Rev. John Gosswein shares the joy he finds in his faith.

One soul, now at rest, provided much of the inspiration behind his work.

His son, Jimmy, was a resident of the school for 14 years, until his death. He is buried in the campus cemetery.

Rev. Gosswein, who has served as the campus chaplain since 1999, works to make the Gospel come to life...Read more

Today is World Health Day, a global day to give people a chance to take on a specific health topic of concern for people all over the world.

This year’s theme is: “Depression: Let’s Talk.”

To join the  conversation, we talked with Karen Fry, Mosaic’s Mental and Behavioral Health Director and the Rev. Dr. Jim Fruehling, Mosaic’s Vice President of Behavioral and Spiritual Supports.

Fruehling and Fry work with a team to give Mosaic employees the tools they need to provide services for people with intellectual disabilities and mental health concerns like depression....Read more

Mosaic of Bold Lives

What does a bold person look like?

All month long we’ve been talking about the bold lives of the people Mosaic supports for National Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

A coworker and I were having a conversation about the word “bold” and I had difficultly describing what bold looks like on a person.

My flip answer was, “I know bold when I see it.”

Bold looks very different for each person Mosaic supports,...Read more

Saretta smiles at the camera.

Saretta is rightfully proud of who she is and what she has achieved the last few years.  She also has a lot to look forward to.

She is caring.

Years ago, Saretta had a part-time job washing dishes. She didn’t like it, but she kept working because she wanted to be able to help her mother, who already struggled to make ends meet for the two of them.

When she and her mother were evicted from their...Read more

Thank you for your advocacy.

Your voices were heard! 

Mosaic is pleased that the leadership of the US House of Representatives withdrew the American Health Care Act from consideration late this afternoon. This bill would have limited or ended many of the vital services people with intellectual and developmental disabilities depend on each and every day.

It is a victory for people with disabilities, thanks to you.

Thousands of advocates called, emailed,...Read more

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