Des Moines

About Us

Mosaic in Des Moines office

Mosaic provides a life of possibilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities. We help people define their own happiness. We support them and empower the pursuit of their goals. We celebrate their successes, even if that success is as simple as the pursuit itself.

Mosaic is a consolidated service organization made up of two legacy agencies, Bethphage and Martin Luther Homes. Mosaic has been providing services to adults with disabilities in the Des Moines area since 1983. It was in 1983 that Bethphage opened three homes serving 24 people. In 1994, Martin Luther Homes opened 9 homes to serve 36 people. In July of 2003, the two legacy agencies came together to form one premier organization, Mosaic.

Mosaic in Des Moines now serves more than 180 adults in more than 50 locations and employs 330 staff members. People served by Mosaic receive benefits in a variety of ways including 24-hour residential living, intermittent supports and employment opportunities.

Mosaic in Des Moines is accredited with the Council on Quality and Leadership.

Discover the Possibilities

Join us for an hour of inspiring stories showcasing the impact of our mission at our Discover the Possibilities tours. Our goal is to raise awareness of Mosaic by sharing how we help individuals with intellectual disabilities enjoy a meaningful life, live in a caring community and have a voice in their goals and dreams. By attending you will have the opportunity to make a difference through gaining a greater understanding of our mission.

Upcoming Dates:
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 5:00 p.m.
Friday, April 11, 2014 | 11:30 a.m.

Space is limited, so please call 515.868.0602, email, or contact us online to reserve your spot.


View the latest news and updates in the Winter 2014 edition of the Mosaic Pathways newsletter.

View Mosaic Pathways online.

Download the Mosaic Pathways newsletter (pdf).

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Paint for a purpose with Mosaic!

THANK YOU to everyone who Painted for a Purpose with Mosaic on March 20 at The Social Canvas in Waukee! The venue was sold out prior to the event and everyone had a great time! Thank you to The Social Canvas for helping spread the mission of Mosaic and for instructing a wonderful painting -- just like the unique individuals who created them, no two are exactly alike! All monies raised for Mosaic through this event will be used to enhance the lives of the people we support and provide more opportunities for them to pursue their hopes and dreams!

To see more photos from the event check out our Facebook page!

volunteer report

Throughout our Centennial year in 2013, Mosaic in Des Moines set a goal to achieve 100 group volunteers to share their time with us. Not only did we reach that goal, we had 267 group volunteers through the doors at Mosaic! We are honored to have this many people choose to spend their time with us, and are excited about what these partnerships mean for us in the future.

View the entire report of volunteer engagement at Mosaic in Des Moines (pdf).

contact us

Mosaic in Des Moines
11141 Aurora Ave., Bldg. 3
Urbandale, IA 50322
P: 515.246.1840
F: 515.246.8236

Carol Mau, Executive Director

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