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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.


 

To celebrate National Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month this March, we’ve been sharing stories that demonstrate the difference inclusion makes in the lives of the people we serve. 

Yul Brint’s story of inclusion starts with literacy.

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

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...Read more

The Mosaic School

The Mosaic School in Axtell recently became the first Certified Autism Center in the state of Nebraska. The school joins four other learning and tutoring centers in the country with this designation from The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).

The designation indicates that at least 80 percent of staff have been trained and...Read more

Relationships – being included in someone else’s life – makes a difference in our overall health. 

Just ask Debbie Hayes and her Mosaic at Home provider Melonie Davis.

Debbie had lived in a group home with six people before moving in with Melonie. Building that one-on-one relationship makes a world of difference.

“It was no one’s fault, but with six people in a home, there was no time to give Debbie what she needed to thrive,” Melonie said. 

Since transitioning...Read more

At Mosaic, we’re so incredibly grateful to the thousands of donors, volunteers, employees and advocates who make it possible for the people we support to stay connected to their communities.

The work you support is life-saving.

This March, as we recognize National Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, we’ll be sharing more...Read more

It was 106 years ago today that Bethphage Mission (now Mosaic) was founded. Its history is well-known and documented, and inspired our oft-repeated, “We look back with gratitude and forward in faith.”

But the founder of Bethphage, the Rev. K.G. William Dahl, was an immigrant who did not come to the United States with the intention of becoming a pastor, much less starting an organization that has served thousands of people over more than a century.

When he emigrated from Sweden to...Read more

Michelle and Dakota

All the world loves a love story, they say. At least I know I do! 

In the years I have been serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, I’ve been thrilled to see changing attitudes. People with disabilities are now finally understood as whole persons, with a full range of feelings. 

Which is why the story I’m sharing today is so sweet.

It starts pretty simply: Michelle and Dakota are in love and want to be...Read more

Kimber

When I first touched down in Moshi, Tanzania to begin my fellowship with Mosaic International, I was anticipating a year of learning and a whole host of new experiences. I was seeking an opportunity to gain new skills, overcome challenges and push myself out of my comfort zone, and that is exactly what I found through the Carman International Fellowship.

Looking back, if there’s been one constant throughout my...Read more

Ignacio and Marie

At its core, Mosaic’s mission is simply to love and serve.

For the last several decades, we’ve primarily served people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, but that was not always true for our legacy organizations, Bethphage and Martin Luther Homes.

The first resident at Bethphage more than a century ago was an elderly widow who needed a home and someone to care for her. As Bethphage grew, people with various needs and abilities...Read more

IDPwD

Dec. 3, 2018 marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD), an international observance of  the contributions made and challenges faced by people with disabilities around the world. This year's theme was "empowering people with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality." 

Building a Caring Community (BCC) wanted to make the people it serves the center of attention on IDPwD, so staff organized an awareness march with other disability organizations...Read more

It's a Meaningful Life

2018 A Year in Review

As we near the end of 2018, it is only appropriate we thank you for all you do to support Mosaic.

This was a year of growth. Three notable areas include expanding our services to senior citizens, adding new behavioral supports and growing our Rejoicing...Read more

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