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For the past century, Mosaic has enabled people with intellectual disabilities to experience wholeness of life and full inclusion in their communities. Mosaic is the combined heritage of two outstanding national organizations -- Bethphage and Martin Luther Homes. Bethphage was established in 1913 in response to the neglect experienced by children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who resided in large institutions. Martin Luther Homes was organized in 1925 as a school for children and young adults with intellectual disabilities. In recognition of their shared mission, vision, and Lutheran heritage, Bethphage and Martin Luther Homes merged their organizations in 2003 to create Mosaic.

Originally Martin Luther Homes, Mosaic in Waco opened their doors in 2001 after the need arose to open an office and day program in the area. In 2003, the agency expanded its office and continued to grow exponentially. Today, Mosaic in Waco serves 73 individuals over 11 counties in the heart of Texas. Mosaic in Waco is licensed to serve people in all counties under the authority of the heart of Texas and the Central Counties Center for MHMR Services.

Mosaic in Waco provides a life of possibilities for people 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.

Letter from the Executive Director


Hello, I am Debbie Fraysier, Executive Director of Mosaic in Waco. I have been with Mosaic for 14 years, and served as the executive director for the past 13 years. Years ago I had no idea that one day I would be the executive director of Mosaic in Waco, Texas. I had not even heard of Waco, Texas. Today, I have the honor of serving an organization and staff that creates a caring community for nearly 80 people we support in our 11 county area.

I am proud to say that the people that compose the pieces of our Mosaic have learned or are learning to overcome all obstacles by labeling them as accomplishments and not roadblocks. Although my work is hard, I am constantly encouraged by the support from families of the people in service and the supports that we have begun to receive from the community. As one parent said she has faith in Mosaic, in us as an organization, in the people who are the caretakers, for their hope in us as human beings has enabled us to grow and accomplish things that just last year were unheard of. As much as we have accomplished, we are no heroes; no, the true heroes are the people that are busting down barriers every day in their community, doing things that were once believed to be impossible.

Their stories are inspirational and heartwarming. I invite you to join me in attending one of our Discover the Possibilities events, during which you will hear first-hand testimonies from family members, staff and friends of Mosaic. You will leave educated and inspired!

I worry about what would happen to all the people with intellectual disabilities if they didn't have someone advocating for their needs. This is a scary and horrible thought! In many cases, people would be on the streets, displaced from their homes and often times, alone. Mosaic is the assurance for many of our families that we care about their loved ones. We are the family for many of the people we serve. How dramatically would their lives change?

For those individuals who don't have a voice, I HAVE A BIG ONE! It is my job and my conviction the their voices be heard. Our mission statement says, "Embracing God's call to serve the world, Mosaic advocates for people with intellectual disabilities and provides opportunities for them to enjoy a full life." That is why I'm here today.


Debbie Fraysier

Discover the Possibilities at Mosaic in Waco

Please join us for a free, one-hour event called Discover the Possibilities. Those who attend will be given a tour of Mosaic's mission and work through stories told by the people who know it well -- the people we serve, their families and our staff members. After attending this event you will be better informed about our mission and how you can help share it in our community.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
May 22, 2014 | 12 - 1 p.m.
June 2, 2014 | 12 - 1 p.m.
June 26, 2014 | 12 - 1 p.m.

All events are held at 3308 Franklin Ave. in Waco. For more information or to RSVP to attend, contact Serina Cole at 254.757.3434 x29.

Partners in Possibilities

We would like to say thanks to the following individuals and organizations who helped make this year's Partners in Possibilities fundraising event a success!

Frank Exum and Iris Willoughby
Exum Studio of Guitar
4201 Lakeshore Villa Dr. | Waco, TX 76710

Operation Round Up
Heart of Texas Electric Cooperative
1111 Johnson Dr | P.O. Box 357 | McGregor, TX 76657

Hilton Waco
113 S University Parks Dr. | Waco, TX 76701

Circle Drug Pharmacy
3211 Robinson Dr. | Waco, TX 76706

Also, thank you to our staff, friends, family and volunteers who donated their time and gave their support in helping make the event a success!

For more information about how you can get involved with Mosaic, please call Serina Cole at 254.757.3434 or contact us online.

Help the people we serve survive summer!

We are getting ready for some fun in the sun this summer and need your help! If you are able to donate any of the following items, you can make this summer a little more safe and a lot more fun for the people we serve.

Summer Survival Kits:
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Beach towels
  • Antibacterial hand sanitizer and wipes
  • Plastic picnic plates and utensils
  • Outdoor toys and games for the pool, picnics and park fun
  • Prepackaged snacks and Gatorade
  • First aid items

If you are able to donate from our Summer Survival Kit Wish List, please contact Serina Cole at 254.757.3434 or email serina.cole@mosaicinfo.org.

contact us

Mosaic in Waco

3308 Franklin Ave.
Waco, TX 76710-7322
P: 254.757.3434
F: 254.757.3433

Debbie Fraysier, Executive Director

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