July 1 marks 18 years since Mosaic was formed by the coming together of two Nebraska-based organizations—Bethphage and Martin Luther Homes. It is appropriate to celebrate that anniversary, but this year, July 1 also marks the day that Mosaic grows in Connecticut, as the former Vantage Group comes under the Mosaic name.
Kelly lives with Sheryl and Steinar Grimstad, who support Kelly through our Mosaic at Home program. Sheryl knew Kelly had a goal to learn to read. When the COVID restrictions hit and Kelly could not participate in her usual activities, Sheryl said, “Kelly, this would be a good time for you to learn how to read.”
Mosaic’s purpose statement says, “We are called to love and serve.” If Mildred had a formal purpose statement, we imagine it would say the same thing. Mildred’s life has been about loving and serving people, both those who are close to her and many she has never even met.
Growing up, Daniel never learned to express his own wants and needs because they weren’t being met. He just smiled and accepted whatever happened to him. That’s been a hard habit for him to break. Speaking out has been a big step forward.