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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.


 

In The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis writes: “Satan hates when the Church celebrates.”

When the people of God rejoice and commemorate their gratitude, they are invigorated and empowered.

This month is extra special for our Rejoicing Spirits team at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Pennsylvania.

Why is it so special? It marks the 15th anniversary of Rejoicing Spirits. ...Read more

A candle against a dark backdrop with the words: Out of the darkness we cry to you, O God. Enable us to find the faith to trust your care even in the midst of pain. Surround the communities of Tree of Life and ACHIEVA with your steadfast love. Assure us that we do not walk alone through the valley of the shadow, but that you lead us into life. In your name we pray, Amen.

Most of you have probably heard the news of the horrific acts of terror at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh over the weekend.

The...Read more

Michelle Bolton King, Michael Cooper-White and Michelle Thompson

Mosaic recently elected the Rev. Michael Cooper-White, D.D. and Michelle Thompson to serve three-year terms on the Mosaic Board of Directors and Michelle Bolton King to serve a three-year term on The Mosaic Foundation Board of Directors.

Rev. Michael Cooper-White

The Rev. Michael Cooper-White is President of The Gettysburg Group, a consulting collective serving nonprofits, Director of Lutheran Formation at...Read more

Realistic Job Preview

Tell me what’s hard about the job.

I asked that question many times while trying to produce a realistic job preview video describing the work of direct support professionals (DSPs). But that question was the most difficult one to get answered.

DSPs are at the heart of Mosaic’s work. Whether they are hourly employees or independent contractors, DSPs provide the day-in, day-out assistance to help people stay healthy and active in their communities....Read more

George

George is no rookie when it comes to the grocery industry. In fact, he has worked for different grocery stores in Fort Collins, Colorado for more than 22 years.

Currently, George works part-time for Whole Foods; he’s been employed there for 10 years. He enjoys his job and has nothing but nice things to say about the people he works with.

Having a job gives George the opportunity to embrace his true passion: the ability to provide for himself. For many of us, this ability...Read more

How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.

Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr once asked a group of pastors: “Is the parish your world or is the world your parish?”

Mosaic gratefully celebrates pastors who live out their calling by serving the needs of others. Two such pastors have made a profound difference for two people supported by Mosaic in Southeast Kansas. Pastor Doug Mund and Pastor John Dixon have more than enough work in serving their two congregations,...Read more

Answering the Call to Serve People with Autism

In her 27-year career with Mosaic, Nancy Potter has held many roles—she started as an executive director, then worked her way into leading state and regional leadership teams, eventually settling into training, mental health and behavioral support.

“I’ve sort of been the Madonna of Mosaic,” she said with a laugh. “I’ve been able to reinvent myself over and over again.”

When she sat down with Karen Fry, Mosaic’s mental and behavioral health...Read more

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.

...Read more

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

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