Mosaic Grows In New England
Throughout the pandemic, I have often used the analogy of having a foot in two canoes. One canoe is our response to the COVID-19 pandemic; keeping people safe and healthy while continuing our day-in, day-out services for people and making sure those agencies have the national supports they need to operate effectively.
The other canoe reflects the need to plan for the future, so that we can ensure Mosaic’s services will always be available to those who need them. I call that strategic readiness.
It has become abundantly clear that for the long-term success of Mosaic, we must grow and expand our mission.
I am excited to announce a big step toward that goal. Today, February 1, 2021, Living Innovations, a provider serving four New England states, has become a part of Mosaic.
Living Innovations has a strong reputation for high quality, person-centered services, as well as a passionate workforce. Looking toward the future for the organization, the Living Innovations founder and CEO, Neal Ouellett, had many options available. But he chose Mosaic from among all of the possibilities.
Neal noted that he wanted an organization that would continue the quality services already being provided. Plus, he added, Mosaic is able to offer expertise and resources in areas like behavioral supports, autism and new funding streams. (He even said he liked that we’re cheerful, optimistic people – something I appreciate about my colleagues!)
I feel honored by his decision because it affirms the good work that’s already happening across the Mosaic network. Neal was gracious enough to record this short message that we shared with our workforce and partners when we announced this internally in December.
Here are a few important facts about Living Innovations:
- Living Innovations serves nearly 1,300 people in Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
- Living Innovations has around 430 employees and 735 contractors providing services through a home provider model that mirrors Mosaic at Home and through community-based services.
- The two organizations’ values align, with both organizations putting people at the center of all we do and empowering them, and having the grit to never give up.
This is a really good step for Mosaic and for those we currently serve and for the people served by Living Innovations. Our combined organizations will have a stronger voice for shaping the future of quality services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other diverse needs.
Thank you to Neal and his team for making this possible. Learn more about Living Innovations here.