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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.


 

Building a Legacy of Generosity

Married nearly 55 years, the values of their rural South Dakota childhoods still motivate Ruth and Virgil Johnson. They learned early on that helping one another isn’t extraordinary; it’s what you do.

Noting how they helped other farmers in times of injury or illness, Ruth said, “You did many charitable things you didn’t think about. It’s what everybody did.”

The Johnsons are members of Mosaic’s Legacy Society and have remembered Mosaic in their...Read more

#InclusionWorks

So what do you do?

It’s a common question.

We ask it on first dates, at church ­– even in line at the grocery store. Work is a core part of American culture.

Finding meaningful work is often the number one long-term goal for people – even people with intellectual disabilities.

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Carol in Moshi

Mosaic International led a Discovery Trip to Moshi, Tanzania from July 24 to Aug. 8. Trip participants had the opportunity to build relationships with the children and young adults served by our in-country partner Building a Caring Community.

By Carol Stoltenberg

I am a relative newcomer to Mosaic, but from the first pictures I saw of the children in...Read more

Tammy and Zoe

Roller coaster. Those are the words Peg Jones used to describe her daughter’s life prior to coming to Mosaic.

“We’d find something good, but eventually it would fail and then we’d find something good again,” Peg said. “It really was a roller coaster.”

Tammy, Peg’s daughter, was a perfectly healthy newborn. But at 9 days old, she contracted spinal meningitis followed by encephalitis. Peg was a scared young mother—18 years old. She took Tammy to the hospital and, after...Read more

Best Possible Health

Helping people have the best possible health is a priority at Mosaic. Through the work of staff and Mosaic at Home contractors, amazing success stories abound.

It’s often the small things that make a big difference.

That was the case for Melissa Barnard after doctors placed her on hospice care following a hospitalization.

Their diagnosis: failure to thrive.

Melissa requires full care and has multiple, ongoing health...Read more

National Voter Registration Day

Today is National Voter Registration Day!

Mosaic is an official partner of the National Voter Registration Day effort. We strongly encourage you to register to vote as soon as you can, and double check your registration if you’re already registered.  ...Read more

Sally Montgomery

By Sally Montgomery, Executive Director of Mosaic in Northern Colorado 

This morning I took an Uber to work. I wasn’t expecting to discuss anything beyond the usual pleasantries – chilly morning, looking forward to fall, etc. My driver asked me about where I worked and we ended up talking about a young woman that she knows who has been on the services waiting list for eight years. She graduated from the school district’s transition program and now waits...Read more

DSP Recognition Week

Every once in a while, we’ll receive an email or a phone call from someone who wants to report a Mosaic direct support professional … for doing good.

I love those emails and phone calls!

They’re stories of kindness, of professional behavior, of self-giving, of patience and thoughtfulness.

They’re stories that explain why our theme for National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week, which kicked off on Sunday, is “...Read more

Let Your Light Shine

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:14-16

One of the deep joys of my job as Mosaic’s CEO is getting to be an encourager of people.

Last month...Read more

In Mosaic’s international program, often our greatest needs are also the most basic. It’s one of the mental and emotional challenges of doing international development work. How is it that getting basic nutrition and clean water can be so hard? Yet achieving these goals makes such a deep impact and sets the foundation for all our other work.

There is a 12-year-old girl that attends one of Building a Caring Community (BCC)’s day centers. She has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. She has a...Read more

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