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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.


 

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Over the last year, Mosaic and Building a Caring Community (BCC) have placed a lot of emphasis on setting measureable goals.

Mosaic staff ran a week-long training on program design last October, and BCC was able to define its overall impact, as well as specific outcomes. Kimber Bialik, the current Carman International Fellow, is working through this process with each BCC staff member so that each project and team will have a clear, coordinated trajectory.

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I want him to be happy.

Bryan Dillard has lived a full and wonderful life at Mosaic in Axtell.

His younger brother and guardian, Brad Dillard, lays that happiness at the staff’s feet.

“Mosaic has been a wonderful place,” Brad said. “That’s his home.”

Bryan, who is 77-years-old, has lived at the Axtell campus since he was 16. Brad has never known his brother outside of the Axtell campus.

“The people all love him,” Brad said of his older brother. “Bryan’s kind of a cool guy...Read more

Work at Phat Jack's

Almost every weekday over the lunch hour, you’ll find Greg Otto working at Phat Jack’s, a barbecue restaurant in Lincoln, Nebraska. He fills and organizes the utensil bins, wipes the barbecue sauce from the countertops where eager-to-eat customers leave a mess, cleans tables and more.

He smiles through it all and clearly enjoys his work.

Greg is one of several people with disabilities employed at the restaurant. The jobs are the result of a unique...Read more

We're stumbling around in the dark.

Part of my regular routine includes learning about and sharing what’s going on in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities, so I can lead Mosaic and support people with intellectual disabilities well.

Last month, a colleague forwarded me the following series, which does a great job of digging into some of the issues people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, providers and...Read more

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

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