To celebrate National Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, we’re sharing stories that illustrate how people served by Mosaic make choices to live their life their way. This is Holden’s. #MyDayMyWay
This issue of Promise magazine focuses on how and why Mosaic’s mission works for those we serve with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Mosaic’s shared living service line, Mosaic at Home, is beneficial to those supported and host home families.
GivingTuesday celebrates the truth every person has something they can share with others–a talent, a kind word, a financial gift, volunteer time and more. GivingTuesday is coming soon, and generous Mosaic donors are matching the financial gifts Mosaic receives that day.
After much searching, Jay’s mother Marie found Mosaic, the right place that tailored his supports to his unique needs and wants.
People say on the third strike you’re out. But that’s not true with Mosaic on your side. When Aaron Mickle faced what looked like it would be a third strike, Mosaic helped him instead turn it into a literal home run.
Rose and Jude Bernard had three teenage children when they became home providers with Mosaic for three toddlers who later were adopted into the family.
With funds from Mosaic, BCC bought an acre-sized plot as an opportunity for young adults to learn farming job skills for continued sustainability. Stanley plants corn and other vegetables in the plot to learn a viable trade in agriculture—on which the Tanzanian economy heavily relies. The hope for Stanley is to eventually get a job to help his family, as is the custom in Tanzania.
Mary Lou’s life was one of “firsts.” She was one of the first people with a disability to graduate from the local public high school. She was one of the first to move into community services and then into her own apartment later in her life. She was the first person supported by Mosaic to become a member of the board. The list went on.