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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.


For people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, may they be embraced by communities to help them lead full, meaningful lives. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

As we continue to celebrate National Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month this March, we call all of our friends and partners across the globe to: 

When we encourage people to say “no,” they can take control over their own lives. As a result, they will be less likely to act out and less likely to become victims.

By Karen Fry, Mental and Behavioral Health Senior Professional

Many of you may have listened to the NPR series “Abused and Betrayed” earlier this year, which explored sexual abuse of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). I’d...Read more

Today marks the first day of National Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!

Join us all month long as we shine a spotlight on the BOLD LIVES of the people we support. 

Here are just a few of the bold, beautiful and meaningful stories that are unfolding every day across Mosaic. 

Debbie Hayes

Debbie Hayes was content living in a group home, but had no desire to be active outside the house. Two years ago, she...Read more

Shari plays the piano

Our work at Mosaic is filled with surprising, spontaneous teaching moments. Here’s one that was shared recently.

Shari, a woman served by Mosaic in Delaware, was attending an art event as a volunteer. When she saw a piano, she sat down and started to play.

No one knew Shari could play the piano.

She played passionately for about an hour, a variety of songs, and one right after another. She played each song from memory, including...Read more

Young Kasey and current photo with Linda Roach

Linda and Jerry Roach did not shrink from the news their child had a disability. Instead, they embraced their son more closely. He became, they say, the center of their family—even as they watched his abilities go further than doctors expected and then slowly diminish as he aged.

Devotion would be an appropriate word to describe the dedication they show their son.

Kasey was the couple’s second child. Linda...Read more

The Waiting List

Building Supports Independent of Funding

This post is part of an educational series exploring Medicaid waivers and the challenges people with I/DD face when trying to secure Medicaid funding for home and community-based care.

Readers following our waiting list series may be wondering what they can do to provide a meaningful life for people with intellectual and...Read more

Pastor Dahl

Mosaic celebrates its 105th Anniversary today. Here's a story about the beginning. The story is from Mosaic's Centennial book, "The Reason We Exist: Stories of Mosaic's Call to Serve."

Certainty of faith drove the Rev. K.G. William Dahl in his quest to create a home for people with disabilities and others who were on the fringe of society.  In a letter to his family, dated Sept. 5, 1916, he wrote: “It is a great...Read more

Donna in Tanzania

By Donna Garst, Vice President of Community Relations

Not long after being invited to join the Mosaic International team, I learned my orientation would include a trip to Tanzania.

Preparation for the trip included reading background information on partnerships; reviewing stories of the people served; studying the culture of the country; and looking at the data available on needs, services and children being served. I was ready. Or was I?

What...Read more

The Waiting List

An Aging Father, A Daughter in her Prime

This post is part of an educational series exploring Medicaid waivers and the challenges people with I/DD face when trying to secure Medicaid funding for home and community-based care.

As noted in “The Waiting List, Part 1,” there are more than 428,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) on Medicaid...Read more

Meghan Hussey in Tanzania

At Mosaic International, we believe in providing opportunities to learn, grow and contribute.

This doesn’t just apply to the individuals we serve. It applies to those who work with us, as well.

Each year, we fund international fellows through the Carman International Fellowship Program. The application is now open for the fellowship beginning August 2018.

The fellowship is a 13-month commitment. The individual selected will spend that...Read more