Cheryl Wicks, Executive Director
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Mosaic in Colorado Springs

I would like to look back with gratitude on all the many blessings we had this past year:

  • Generous donors paid 54 percent of our expenses for day program activities;
  • We improved our employee retention by 40 percent;
  • Seventy-five percent of the people we serve are achieving personal goals;
  • We were honored to receive the first-ever Agency Partner of the Year Award for Mosaic;
  • We moved offices, and we love our new space!
  • And we advocated. We called, wrote emails and letters, spoke out against Medicaid reform and participated in a rally, all to help educate our elected officials on services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

I am incredibly proud of Mosaic in Colorado Springs for all we have accomplished – THANK YOU!

The goals we achieved in 2017 laid the foundation for us to go even further in 2018. Here are a couple of the initiatives we are already working on:

  • Employee “fun” days scheduled for every month that promote team building and celebrate the wonderful staff here at Mosaic;
  • Welcoming new people in service to our Mosaic at Home program, day program, employment services and residential services;
  • Now that the General Assembly is back in session, statewide advocacy. We partner closely with Alliance on government relations initiatives. We are scheduling a meeting with a local senator who is passionate about I/DD services and planning our second Annual Elected Officials Discover the Possibilities for the Summer;
  • And helping people we serve enjoy a full life. This includes exercising more regularly, visiting family out of state, getting a driver’s license, finding competitive employment in the community, learning how to budget, and much more.

As you can tell, we have a team that is focused on Mosaic’s mission, vision and values. Here’s to another wonderful year!