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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.


 

Sometimes you forget the good things you have.

I was reminded of that a couple of months ago when I was involved in meetings with a group of employees who worked for an organization Mosaic acquired Dec. 1. As they were invited to apply to become Mosaic employees, they were given an overview of Mosaic benefits compared with the benefits they had.

It was eye-opening to see their response.

While it is easy to gripe when you compare your employer with those who (seemingly) have...Read more

Working on the communications team at Mosaic, 2017 was a banner year for good news stories. Even the anxious battles to save Medicaid funding had a good news side; the public learned more about Medicaid and how it affects the people supported by Mosaic.

I anticipate 2018 will be even better. What can we expect this year?

More people served will have expanded opportunities. In Rockford, Illinois, Mosaic created a partnership with three churches....Read more

“Mosaic is a good news story, in a bad news world.” – Linda Timmons, Mosaic President and CEO

As we look back on 2017, we’re filled with nothing but gratitude. We hope you enjoy some of our favorite stories from this last year – stories that wouldn’t be possible without your commitment to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

William Garrett

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Hope Love

Our Mosaic Christmas card this year had a simple message: hope & love. It is an appropriate message; it is the grounding of Mosaic’s mission.

Christmas celebrates the Incarnation—God became human in Jesus. But it points, for me, to a broader understanding. We are called to be an incarnation of God as well.

While the Christmas story is tied to a far-distant place—Bethlehem—and a far-distant time—more than 2,000 years ago—incarnation is ongoing. God takes on human...Read more

Rico Flores

Here’s a lift for your Christmas season, a story about a young man I recently met.

Christmas took on new meaning last year for Rico Flores. For the first time since he was a young child, Rico enjoyed the type of Christmas you’d wish for everyone—a celebration with food and fun, surrounded by people who care.

He was home.

Rico first met Charlene Ellison at a group home, where she previously worked for a different organization. When...Read more

Janet Meyer notes

Originally a gift to Nels Lindquist from his father, a Swedish Bible has been passed down through Nels’s family for generations and presently resides with Kevin Meyer, his great-grandson.

It was in the pages of this Bible that Meyer recently uncovered a receipt for a $10 gift to Bethphage, one of Mosaic’s legacy organizations, dating back to 1925.

“We can now say our family has been connected to Bethphage for at least 92 years,” Meyer said. “It’s exciting to...Read more

Thanking elected officials

The holiday season is always a blessed and thankful time of year. It reminds people of the important things in life. Family gatherings, acts of kindness, and fellowship (and football, of course) set off the spirit of the season. The ability to reflect on life’s joys during this time of year helps people recharge and grow.

During the holiday season, it is important to give thanks to those who perform sometimes thankless work. Elected officials and...Read more

Human Rights Day

Several years ago, I taught human rights workshops in the townships of Cape Town, South Africa. I was working with an organization that was attempting to address the violent xenophobia that was exploding between South Africans and refugee communities.

Before I knew it, I found myself standing in bare classrooms in front of groups of teenagers in designer jeans. These kids were barely old enough to remember apartheid, yet lived its legacy every day. They nursed...Read more

Saretta Driving

This past summer, Saretta Jones received her driver’s license after the seventh attempt to pass the road test. That’s persistence. That’s Saretta. Here’s her first-person story.

I just want to tell you my driving experience as a new driver. It felt good to have my driver's license on May 4, just in time before my birthday and the summer, after my seventh try to pass my driving road test.

I have...Read more

Creighton students with Mosaic staff

“There was no huge moment in Axtell, but everything little makes so much sound there,” said Emmali Munger, one of nine students from Creighton University who spent their fall break at Mosaic in Axtell.

Over the past several years, nine student groups from Creighton’s John P. Schlegel, SJ, Center for Service and Justice (SCSJ) have elected to spend their spring and fall breaks at Bethphage Village in Axtell, Neb.

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