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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.


 

MLH classroom with DeeAnn B

On this day in 1925, Martin Luther Home was founded in Sterling, Nebraska, and in 1956 moved to Beatrice, Nebraska. It was begun as a school for children with disabilities with the goal of integrating the children into their home communities at the end of their school career. In addition to a school for children, it quickly became long-term residence for people of all ages. In 2003, Martin Luther Home joined with Bethphage (also founded in Nebraska) to create...Read more

“Wherever men and women are condemned to live in extreme poverty, human rights are violated. To come together to ensure that these rights be respected is our solemn duty.”
- Father Joseph Wresinski, initiator of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

On Oct. 17, 1987, human and civil rights advocates from every continent gathered to honor victims of hunger, violence and ignorance. They affirmed their conviction that human misery is not inevitable...Read more

 

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Mosaic’s theme for the month is #InclusionWorks.

We many times have seen examples showing that when people with disabilities are included in the workplace, the workplace is better for everyone. While we often lift up examples of inclusive employers, during October we make a special effort to also say “thank you.” Employers who hire people Mosaic serves are partners in our mission to create lives of possibilities, both in...Read more

Brandon

After several unsuccessful placements, Brandon finally found a home at Mosaic – and the supports to help him realize his goals.

“Other places didn’t do anything for me,” he said.

This September, Brandon, who is supported by Mosaic in Western Iowa, had the opportunity to share his story with a national gathering of Mosaic volunteers. 

He discussed his past, present and future and shared with the group how Mosaic has helped him put serious...Read more

“If someone shows symptoms of a mental illness, they probably have a mental illness.”

It’s a simple sentence, but one Karen Fry will keep saying until it hits home for her colleagues.

Fry, Mosaic’s mental and behavioral health director, is a champion for ensuring that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have access to quality mental health supports.

It wasn’t that long ago that psychiatrists and other mental health care providers thought that people...Read more

Deb Arguello

Today we celebrate World Cerebral Palsy (CP) Day. More than just an awareness day, today is an opportunity to celebrate and express pride in the lives and achievements of those with CP.

The World CP Day manifesto reads, in part, “We share the same hopes and dreams. The same interests and passions. We all have a similar hunger to explore thoughts and debate ideas. To contribute. We all have the same commitment to living a life of purpose and meaning.”

Deb Arguello,...Read more

Gregg on the pontoon.

Today we celebrate World Cerebral Palsy (CP) Day. More than just an awareness day, today is an opportunity to celebrate and express pride in the lives and achievements of those with CP.

The World CP Day manifesto reads, in part, “We share the same hopes and dreams. The same interests and passions. We all have a similar hunger to explore thoughts and debate ideas. To contribute. We all have the same commitment to living a life of purpose and meaning.”

...Read more

Young women and girls with disabilities learn about feminine hygiene in Tanzania.

Women and girls in Tanzania are among the most marginalized citizens in sub-Saharan Africa, according to USAID.

“Tanzanian women and girls must have greater access to and control over resources, opportunities, and decision-making power in order to sustainably reduce extreme poverty, build healthy...Read more

People worship at a Rejoicing Spirits worship at Birmingham First United Methodist Church.

In late July, Shannon Dingle, a person with a disability who parents three children with disabilities, wrote an article in the Washington Post entitled: “This is Why Disabled People Were So Devastated...Read more

Register to Vote Today!

Mosaic is an official partner of the National Voter Registration Day effort again. Voting is an opportunity to bring about positive change by choosing people you think are best to represent your interests in government.

As we've seen this year with Medicaid debates raging in Congress, elections are especially important to people with disabilities. E...Read more

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