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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.


 

Back in January, I met Kasey Roach and wrote a story about his parents’ devotion. They make it clear they could not have their son at home and live the life they do without Mosaic staff. One of those staff is Kasey’s nurse, Patty Rowden.

I watched Patty care for Kasey. She had the comfort and ease of someone who has worked with him for years. Throughout her ministrations, Patty talked with Kasey, offering encouraging words and telling him everything she was doing...Read more

Mosaic in Colorado Springs Executive Director Cheryl Wicks testifies about DSP wages and the waitlist in Colorado.

State governing bodies have been in session during the last few months, deciding how to spend your tax dollars. These decisions have a huge impact on the lives of  people with disabilities.

The services Mosaic provides are funded almost entirely by state and federal dollars. The largest part of that funding goes toward paying wages for the...Read more

Preparing Mental Health Professionals to Support People with IDD - more than 60 percent of people served by Mosaic have a dual diagnosis

May is Mental Health Month. The United States has been observing Mental Health Month for nearly 70 years, and a lot has changed since that observation began.

Awareness and treatment have come a long way, but there’s still more we can do to support people with mental health concerns. A common misconception is that mental illness doesn’t affect people with...Read more

ANCOR Winners

Without Sumer Whitaker’s advocacy for a person she serves at Mosaic, the outcome of a doctor visit could have been dramatically different.

Whitaker thought it was possible the individual had a stroke, but the doctor was prepared to send the person home. She persisted, and the doctor ordered additional testing. A CT scan revealed a subdural hematoma (internal bleeding outside the brain). The gentleman was admitted to intensive care, where appropriate treatment was...Read more

UNO game

For many children and young adults with intellectual disabilities in Tanzania, opportunities to interact and form meaningful relationships with their peers without disabilities are few and far between.

But the staff at Building a Caring Community (BCC) are working to change that.

They’ve recently begun to build a partnership with KIWOCE, a local community-based organization for young adults, which will provide people served an...Read more

National Volunteer Week Image

What image comes to mind when you think of the term hero?

 

Superhero, fireman, teacher?

 

What about volunteer? 

Maybe, maybe not. 

Most day-to-day heroic jobs go without recognition, including the work of many sefless volunteers.

Mosaic wouldn’t be the ministry it is today without the super-human work of our volunteers....Read more

God's Handymen

Any homeowner knows there is always something that needs repairing, painted, replaced, planted, dug up, etc. It never ends.

Mosaic owns and leases hundreds of properties across the US – 418 at last count. Arranging the maintenance can be time consuming, just like for any homeowner.

But not for staff at Mosaic in Dallas. There, maintenance often only requires a simple call to a volunteer, thanks to God’s Handymen, a team of men who monitor, track and...Read more

Martin Luther

“How do we know the love of God dwells in us? If we take upon ourselves the need of our neighbor.” – Martin Luther

“The love of Christ constrains us.” – Pastor K.G. William Dahl

The ministry of Mosaic was born out of the Church 105 years ago. Pastor K.G. William Dahl’s heart broke when his dignified friend, Gustav, had a public seizure and was immediately incarcerated and humiliated by a fear-filled society. Pastor Dahl...Read more

decorating water bottles in Moshi

As I walk to the Building a Caring Community (BCC) office every morning, I pass through the largest roundabout in town, which connects Moshi to its neighboring city, Arusha, and Tanzania’s capital, Dar-es-Salaam.

With the absence of formal road names in much of the city (and the country), every roundabout in Moshi has some sort of statue, monument or other notable item in its center that serves as the informal name of the roundabout when...Read more

JD liked to run. Cassi frequently bit other children and adults. Both are somewhere along the spectrum of autism disorders. And Mosaic found individual ways to help each.

Today is World Autism Awareness Day. Mosaic serves many people with autism, a demographic that is growing, largely due to better diagnosis. That’s a good thing: better diagnosis means the people who need help are getting it.

Mosaic works to...Read more

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