Mon, 09/25/2017
Mosaic in Central Iowa
Richard, served by Mosaic in Central Iowa, recently enjoyed a very meaningful day thanks to the planning of his direct support staff and the generosity of the Nevada fire department. "As soon as the firetruck turned down the street, he got so excited," said Ashley Baker, a Mosaic Direct Support Associate. The firefighters came to his house and brought Richard a Nevada Fire Department t-shirt and hat to wear. Richard then got to get in the firetruck and ride around town for about 20 minutes.
Mon, 05/22/2017
Mosaic in Central Iowa

 by Carol Mau, Executive Director

Giving a voice to those we serve has always been a central part of Mosaic’s mission. We believe everyone has a voice, even if they don’t use words to communicate, and we are called to advocate on behalf of those we serve. 

Mon, 05/22/2017
Mosaic in Central Iowa

Mosaic’s self-advocacy group, Helping Advocate for People with Intellectual Disabilities (HAPI), attended ID Action’s Day on the Hill at the Iowa State Capitol Wednesday, April 5. Twelve self-advocates plus Mosaic support staff attended an advocacy training put on by ID Action in the morning.

Later, they were able to go on the Senate floor thanks to Senator Brad Zaun, a longtime Mosaic advocate. Sen. Zaun and Rep. John Forbes met with the group, allowed individual photos with everyone in the group, and thanked staff for the important work they do every day for Mosaic. 

Mon, 05/22/2017
Mosaic in Central Iowa

Thanks to a generous grant from Prairie Meadows, Mosaic in Central Iowa was able to open a new computer lab in Mosaic’s administrative office in Urbandale. The computer lab is used almost every day by Mosaic in Central Iowa staff for new employee training, ongoing staff re-certifications and online educational opportunities. Prairie Meadows awarded Mosaic a Community Betterment Grant for the project “A Computer Lab of Possibilities.”

Mon, 05/22/2017
Mosaic in Central Iowa

Barry, a person served by Mosaic in Central Iowa for four years, accomplished a longtime goal in March by running his first 5K. Barry loves getting out of the house and being active. Last spring, he worked with a Drake University student volunteer to explore the Couch to 5K program and practice running longer distances. 

Mon, 05/22/2017
Mosaic in Central Iowa

Mosaic in Central Iowa welcomes a growing number of volunteers who want to get connected to Mosaic’s mission each year. Whether it’s a one-time corporate group or an individual who meets monthly with a person in service, our volunteers give abundantly of their time and talents to create new possibilities for the adults with intellectual disabilities we serve in Central Iowa.

Tue, 05/16/2017
Mosaic in Central Iowa

Mosaic in Central Iowa has kicked off a new Walk & Roll Club for the people we serve and anyone who would like to join us! Whether you walk, jog, roll, or run, people of all speeds and abilities are invited to enjoy the spring weather while making new friends. Meet-ups are scheduled at different times and trails to accommodate varying schedules.

Tue, 04/11/2017
Mosaic in Central Iowa

Barry, a person served by Mosaic in Central Iowa for four years, accomplished a longtime goal in March by running his first 5K! Barry loves getting out of the house and being active.

Last spring, he worked with a Drake University student volunteer to explore the Couch to 5K program and practice running longer distances.

He finally decided he was ready for his first race, so longtime Mosaic employee Tonya Anderson mapped out a 3.2 mile loop around Gray’s Lake and invited people to help cheer on Barry’s efforts.

Wed, 03/01/2017
Mosaic in Central Iowa

March is National Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, an opportunity to recognize the contributions of people with disabilities and encourage community support for them.

Wed, 02/08/2017
Mosaic in Central Iowa

Each year, our agency welcomes a growing number of volunteers who want to get connected to Mosaic's mission. Whether it's a one-time corporate group or an individual who meets monthly with a person in service, our volunteers give abundantly of their time and talents to create new possibilities for the adults with intellectual disabilities we serve in Central Iowa.

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