Fri, 06/16/2017
Mosaic in Delaware

As I walked into Roland’s home, the first thing I noticed were all of his belts from martial arts hanging on the walls. The collection was impressive. I learned that it was formed over the course of many years of dedicated training. Roland shared with me that it all started years ago when Roland would ride on the bus past martial arts classes and watch the people practicing their craft. Roland was fascinated as he rode by each day and watched. Roland decided one day that he no longer just wanted to watch, he wanted to participate.

Fri, 05/26/2017
Mosaic in Delaware

 On Thursday, April 27, we hosted our Fifth Annual Partners in Possibilities Fundraising Luncheon. The purpose of this luncheon is to raise money and awareness to fulfill the needs of the people we serve at Mosaic.

Thu, 04/20/2017
Mosaic in Delaware

Seth competed in the Special Olympics in Dover, Delaware. He won second place in bowling and received another medal to add to his impressive collection. Seth bowled a 175 in his first game and a 134 in his second game. When asked how he felt after winning second place, Seth responded, “Good! A lot of people were cheering!” He added, “A lot of friends came that he hasn’t seen in a while!” 

Thu, 04/20/2017
Mosaic in Delaware

by Kayla Buzzeo and Angi McCloskey

Mosaic serves more than 100 people in Delaware. The money that is raised in partnership with donors goes to support individuals and fill in the gap where funding stops and dreams begin. Unfortunately, even with generous contributions, our individuals only have about $40 left on average each month after paying their bills. That is about $10 a week for them to spend on activities most people take for granted, such as going out to eat, hygiene items, or a night out with friends. 

Thu, 04/20/2017
Mosaic in Delaware

By Kayla Buzzeo

Before Mosaic, Jamal said his life “wasn’t good, it was terrible.” In high school he had financial struggles, which caused him to worry about whether he would eat. This frequently led to him finding himself in trouble and hanging out with the wrong crowd. 

After a few years of struggling with where to live, Jamal was alone and homeless, resulting in Jamal moving into a nursing home. Imagine being a young active man, 21 years-old living in a nursing home. Thankfully, his stay at the nursing home was only temporary. 

Thu, 04/20/2017
Mosaic in Delaware

On Saturday, March 25, Mosaic partnered with local artist Charlie Harris to create a life-size art installation in celebration of Easter. Fifteen individuals served by Mosaic, six direct support professionals, four interns, and the community relations manager worked together to create a giant Easter egg necklace to celebrate the holiday and welcome in spring. 

Fri, 04/14/2017
Mosaic in Delaware

For the time being, the drastic cuts that were being proposed to Medicaid as part of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) were halted. On the day when word came from congress that the vote would not happen one of the individuals in service called me and said, “Did you hear? They are not going to do the Medicaid vote. Whew, I can finally sleep again.”

That comment cut me like a knife, I had no idea that some of the people we support were losing sleep over the possibility of this funding decision.

Thu, 04/06/2017
Mosaic in Delaware

The Ability Network of Delaware, also known as A.N.D, hosted a rally at Legislative Hall in Dover, Delaware on April 5th to gain support on DE House Bill 104 from legislators. Why was this rally so important? 

Fri, 02/03/2017
Mosaic in Delaware

 by Angi McCloskey, Community Relations Manager

Tue, 11/08/2016
Mosaic in Delaware

People with disabilities use their voices to engage candidates and elected officials. Many human service providers, people with disabilities, and their families rely on government as a resource to live meaningful lives. Public policy enacted by elected officials, and people they appoint, affects employment opportunities, living arrangements, and habilitation availability for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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