The summer 2022 edition of Promise, Mosaic’s national magazine, is now on our website. Read more stories of people we serve with intellectual and developmental disabilities leading bold lives, our latest advocacy efforts and more.
DSPs are the heart of our purpose to love and serve and are the soul of our mission to relentlessly pursue opportunities that empower people.
There are all sorts of instances that demonstrate faithfulness across Mosaic; the story of Brother Raymond Papenfuss and Matt Cook, a person Mosaic in Northern Indiana supports, is among them. The two have a faithful, unbreakable bond rarely seen.
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.
Four Mosaic direct support professionals were honored by ANCOR, the American Network of Community Options and Resources, on June 14.
John, Michael, Marylynn and Theresa Giguere eventually transitioned to a permanent residency at Mosaic’s Banbury home. The sisters happily share a room as do their brothers. Although they miss their mother and brother, they are very happy with Mosaic and love their new home.
Mosaic is celebrating National Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month by sharing stories of connection. Today’s story is from Mosaic in Northern Colorado and how they changed the look of their annual a Christmas pageant.
What happened was a mix of circumstance, luck and a bit of divine intervention.