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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.


 

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 created a community....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

One of my favorite holiday memories growing up was listening to my mother and father lead Holden Evening Prayer on Wednesday nights. This musical prayer service is a favorite in Lutheran churches across the United States. It details the time leading up to Jesus’s birth, using scripture from the Gospel of Luke.

I remember how my parents’ voices sounded, and how I felt when my mother sang the words Mary spoke when she found out she was to give birth to God’s son. I didn’t understand it at the time,...Read more

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

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