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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.


 

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

Carolyn Thomas

Mosaic’s mission and purpose are life-giving and life-changing – not only for the people we serve, but for our employees, too.

Carolyn Thomas says working as a direct support professional at Mosaic in Waco has changed her heart and helped her create a better life for others.

She shared her personal story at Mosaic in Waco’s 2018 Partners in Possibilities Event. What follows is an excerpt from...Read more

Ronnie Polaneczky

A good journalist doesn’t settle for simple answers. She digs deeper, even when it might make people uncomfortable.

When 37-year-old Christina Sankey froze to death after wandering away from her direct support staff person in 2014 in Philadelphia, Ronnie Polaneczky, a reporter with The Inquirer, asked “why” and “how.”

Immediately following the death, Polaneczky’s front-page story ran with the headline...Read more

School in Moshi

This past month, Mosaic International staff attended three conferences on international development and disability rights.

It’s been both affirming and inspiring to see momentum in the disability rights movement and the increased understanding of the need for disability inclusion in broader humanitarian and development work.

At the Core Group’s Annual Global Health Practitioner Conference panelists and participants...Read more

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