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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.


 

Annual Health Screenings

Health is a human right, no matter where in the world you live. But for people with disabilities in Tanzania, accessing health care is often easier said than done.

Poor road infrastructure and inaccessible transit make it challenging for people with disabilities to reach the hospital. Many people with visible disabilities are not registered at birth and have no birth certificate, which is a requirement to enroll in the government’s national health insurance plan....Read more

Generosity grows from a grateful heart.

I’m one of the luckiest employees at Mosaic.

In my work, I get to meet and interview people we support, their families, donors and employees. I’m often moved—and amazed by what I hear and learn.

The message is almost always one of gratitude. But it is sometimes hidden in other words and gestures.

Such as when a direct support employee says, “I wouldn’t do anything else. I get more than I give in this job.”

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It's a Meaningful Life

“Each man’s life touches so many other lives, and when he isn’t around, he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?”

The angel Clarence poses this question to Jimmy Stewart’s iconic George Bailey in the film It’s a Wonderful Life.

Without George, so many things would have been different in the town of...Read more

Ben runs his own document shredding business and appreciates the help of his job coach, Bill.

Mosaic makes a difference for people—both the people we serve and the ones who love them. This story about Karen Bashkow and her son Ben shows one way that happens.

Ben was Karen’s first-born. By age 2, she knew something was different. Her friends’ children the same age were almost having conversations. But Ben wasn’t speaking.

At age 3, he was diagnosed with autism. “God would help...Read more

Yul Brint

Yul Brint didn’t go to high school. Growing up, he never learn to read.

It wasn’t until later in his life, when he enrolled in the Failure-Free Reading Program at the Barbara Olson Center of Hope, that he began to study and understand written language.

This literacy journey opened up new opportunities for Yul, who receives supports from Mosaic in Rockford.

Early this year, he applied and was accepted into the Northern Illinois Chapter of The Human Library.

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Soreo supports helping an elderly woman

Mosaic is excited to announce our acquisition of Soreo, an Arizona provider of in-home supports to the aging and people with disabilities.

"Soreo’s mission to keep people in their homes rather than nursing homes fits with Mosaic’s mission to help people with disabilities experience as much independence as possible,” said Linda Timmons, Mosaic President and CEO. “We also share similar values; the person...Read more

In The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis writes: “Satan hates when the Church celebrates.”

When the people of God rejoice and commemorate their gratitude, they are invigorated and empowered.

This month is extra special for our Rejoicing Spirits team at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Pennsylvania.

Why is it so special? It marks the 15th anniversary of Rejoicing Spirits. ...Read more

A candle against a dark backdrop with the words: Out of the darkness we cry to you, O God. Enable us to find the faith to trust your care even in the midst of pain. Surround the communities of Tree of Life and ACHIEVA with your steadfast love. Assure us that we do not walk alone through the valley of the shadow, but that you lead us into life. In your name we pray, Amen.

Most of you have probably heard the news of the horrific acts of terror at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh over the weekend.

The...Read more

Michelle Bolton King, Michael Cooper-White and Michelle Thompson

Mosaic recently elected the Rev. Michael Cooper-White, D.D. and Michelle Thompson to serve three-year terms on the Mosaic Board of Directors and Michelle Bolton King to serve a three-year term on The Mosaic Foundation Board of Directors.

Rev. Michael Cooper-White

The Rev. Michael Cooper-White is President of The Gettysburg Group, a consulting collective serving nonprofits, Director of Lutheran Formation at...Read more

Realistic Job Preview

Tell me what’s hard about the job.

I asked that question many times while trying to produce a realistic job preview video describing the work of direct support professionals (DSPs). But that question was the most difficult one to get answered.

DSPs are at the heart of Mosaic’s work. Whether they are hourly employees or independent contractors, DSPs provide the day-in, day-out assistance to help people stay healthy and active in their communities....Read more

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