Jenniffer Fields-LeDoux
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Mosaic in Corsicana
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It’s hard to believe that it has been a little over a year since Hurricane Harvey ripped through our state, wreaking havoc on our communities. While it’s easy to focus on the destruction Harvey caused, I’m more inclined to focus on how we responded as a state and a nation.

Throughout the storm, I witnessed the dedication of our direct support professionals and management teams who worked endless hours to ensure that the people we support were safe and cared for. 

Our Mosaic family was a beacon of hope when our state and nation needed it most. And even though the water has receded and the camera crews have left, we continue to provide hope in Texas.

We have quite a few things to celebrate, including:

  • Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week. Our staff continue to work day-in and day-out to ensure that the people we support have a life of possibilities.  This week, all seven of our agencies are shining a light on their important work.
  •  Continued host home program growth. This innovative program provides new opportunities for people with disabilities and those who care for them to deepen their relationships with each other and their communities.
  • New additions in key roles. We welcomed Nicole Palma as our newest executive director in Waco and Tracy Andrews as our new senior quality assurance professional for the state of Texas. Both Nicole and Tracy have extensive experience providing services to people with intellectual disabilities and are great additions to our teams. We look forward to continuing to develop our leadership teams in the months to come while continuing our strong commitment to quality services.
  • Continued church partnerships. It was also our great pleasure to partner with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) this summer to support the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in the Houston Area. Thousands of youth and adults visited our booth to learn more about faith and disability from Mosaic staff and the people we support.

In the months to come, we look forward to hosting three Partners in Possibilities fundraising events in San Angelo, South Central Texas and Dallas. We hope you will join us at one of these events to hear more about the great work our agencies are doing to better the lives of the people we support.

I’m continually impressed by the generosity of thousands of donors, families and the people we support. I’m also hopeful for what comes next!

Thank you for standing alongside Mosaic and the hundreds of people we support in this great state.


Jenniffer Fields-LeDoux

Vice President of Operations, Texas

P.S. Our hearts go out to all those in the Carolinas, especially our peers who are having to respond now as we did last year.