Katrina and Ande paint.
Nicole and Tracy smile at the camera.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Mosaic in Ellsworth

When the Rev. K.G. William Dahl founded Mosaic (then known as Bethpage), the mission was created with the intention to sustaining itself. Back in 1913 Axtell, Neb. the ministry relied on support from the community through contributions of money and volunteers.

We honor that tradition today by forming partnerships in the community to provide meaningful lives for the people we support. Volunteers with Mosaic in Ellsworth contribute their talents and time with weekly Praise and Worship sessions, organizing and facilitating creative craft projects, organizing group projects to beautify the facilities and the homes of people we support, helping on fundraising and community connections committees, and even creating internships and learning opportunities for students to their talent. 

Katrina Kratzer, organized art projects and crafts for the Day Service program. She spent her time collecting and organizing materials for weekly craft projects, which included personal projects for participants to take home and even decorative projects for the Christmas tree at the local art gallery.

“What made it worth it, is the love and appreciation you get from the individuals in service,” Katrina said. 

Nichole Walton is a student at Kansas University Medical School working toward her certification to become an Occupational Therapist Rehabilitator. Nichole took on the project of working with both Salina Regional Hospital and Mosaic in Ellsworth. Though only temporary, her time with Mosaic allowed her to provide recommendations on adaptive equipment and community resources and innovative insight on possible programs and services for the people Mosaic supports. The partnership with KU Med has created new opportunities for individuals in service and we are excited to see the upcoming possibilities for everyone. 

The possibilities to volunteer with Mosaic are endless. For everyone’s safety, all volunteers are required to complete applications and authorizations for background screenings and attend orientation.  

To learn more about how you can volunteer with Mosaic, contact Michael Martinez at 785.472.4081 or email michael.martinez@mosaicinfo.org