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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.


 

David smiles in a classroom. He is wearing glasses and a gray sweatshirt that says Holden Village.

Today we’re sharing a Flashback Friday story about a man Mosaic was privileged to serve for many years.  I originally wrote this letter to donors and friends in 2009, shortly after he died.  As part of National Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, it is a good story to share again and a good example of a Bold Life.

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World Down Syndrom Day Logo

Today is World Down Syndrome Day, which helps raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.

This year’s theme for World Down Syndrome Day is “Not special needs, just human needs.”

The theme says that people with Down syndrome and other disabilities have the same basic needs as people without disabilities.

They may...Read more

Monnie smiles at the camera.

By Mosaic standards, Monnie is a celebrity. He has been featured in at least three videos over the years and his photo has been in our magazine many times.  While his full name is James Hall, at Mosaic, his quasi-celebrity status puts him in the rarified air of those stars for whom one name is sufficient: Monnie. 

It’s a perfect role for outgoing Monnie, who wants to be on the Ellen Show someday.

Monnie has received services...Read more

Vanessa Luna's Bold Life

Mosaic helps people live a life that gives them meaning.  What that looks like is different for each person we serve because each person has unique dreams and goals. But a common theme is living lives that are bold: being confident and determined to pursue what you choose. This week we’re proud to share Vanessa’s first person story of how services from Mosaic changed her life.

Hi, my name is Vanessa Luna...Read more

The waiting list

A few weeks ago we shared a 30,000-foot view of Medicaid and the important role it fills in providing health care for more than 1 in 5 Americans. From care for pregnant women, children and adults in poverty, and long-term services for the elderly and people with disabilities, its impact is broad.

A key program of Medicaid is long-term care for people with disabilities and the elderly.

Unlike private health insurance and Medicare, Medicaid also covers long-term care,...Read more

Chris smiles at the camera.

Meeting Chris, you wouldn’t know he was once so shy that he would hide in a closet at day services so he didn’t have to speak with anyone.  

That’s now a long time ago.

Today Chris is outgoing and always ready to entertain. He lives with his mother, Janey, who said there is never a dull day because Chris has an “exploding imagination” and loves to experience new things and new challenges. 

When he was younger,...Read more

This is what I was put on this earth to do, help people. - Anthony Williams, Direct Support Associate

One of my favorite photos is this image of actor Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith at the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. 

Smith was photographed with his arms streched out towards Jada, one above his head and one down below his waist, pointing the attention to who he thought was the most important person in...Read more

Bold Lives. Three people smile at the camera.

Bold Lives.

That’s the theme of Mosaic’s celebration for National Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness (NIDDA) Month, which begins today.

Bold Lives.

As a mother of two, I want my children to lead bold lives, to be people who are confident, strong, and determined.

That’s the same goal I would wish for every person we support at Mosaic. Being bold doesn’t require specific...Read more

At Mosaic International, we believe in providing opportunities to grow, learn and contribute. This doesn’t apply only to the individuals we serve. It also applies to those who work with us.

Each year, we fund international fellows through the Carman International Fellowship Program. We  have a fellowship opening for the 2017-2018 fellowship year, starting in September 2017. It will be located in Moshi, Tanzania with our partner, Building a Caring Community....Read more

Medicaid serves 1 in 5 Americans

Politicians and bureaucrats sometimes make it really hard to be interested in what’s happening in our nation’s capital.  Lately I’ve been exhausted by all of the news headlines being dominated by rumor filled, he-said she-said, partisan posturing. Even we political scientists and recovering bureaucrats get fatigued by the political morass.

As you may be aware, Congress is strongly considering repealing the Affordable Care Act. While this is a nationally...Read more

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