Tue, 04/17/2018 - 1:00am
Mosaic in Colorado Springs
Interview with Mary O’Higgins, Natural Support Volunteer with Mosaic’s Day Program. Mary is a local seamstress with her own business – The Straight Stitch. She has been volunteering with Mosaic for eight months and plans to continue as long as she is able.
Tue, 03/27/2018
Mosaic in Garden City

Approximately 700 Self Advocates from all over Kansas came together for Interhab's Advocacy Day in Topeka Tuesday March 27, 2018. Hot topics included removing Home and Community Based Services from KanCare. Quickening the process of all background checks so providers can hire qualified staff. And the need to withdraw KanCare 2.0 application from CMS and request extension of 1.0 in it's current form.

Wed, 03/14/2018
Mosaic in Beatrice
Mosaic Possible means following your dreams, even if that involves politics!  Karl Boerger has a knack for politics. So when the Nebraska Association of Service Providers (NASP) presented the opportunity to visit with his Senator and see the Legislature in session, there was no hesitation. Karl took the day off work to celebrate Nebraska's 101st birthday with intellectual and development disabilities services providers and self-advocates from across the state, including friends from Mosaic in Axtell and Kearney.
Tue, 02/27/2018
Mosaic in Colorado Springs

Dee Drummond has been practicing taekwondo for two years through DuMyon Martial Arts.

This past year, she competed in the forms and breaking events at the Denver Hanmadang, a taekwondo competition. It was the first time that the Hanmadang had a para-division, broken into three categories: physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities and competitors with limited vision.

Tue, 02/27/2018
Mosaic in Colorado Springs

Throughout the year, we always have a few large events where we invite everyone who makes our mission possible to attend and get to know each other. Such events include donors, volunteers, church representatives, advocates, community partners, ambassadors, staff, people in services, family members and host home providers.

This year’s Christmas Celebration on Dec. 6 at Ascension Lutheran Church was a huge success. More than 100 people, including many people in service, their families and direct support professionals enjoyed the evening.

Tue, 02/27/2018
Mosaic in Colorado Springs

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

Tue, 02/27/2018
Mosaic in Colorado Springs

In our last newsletter, we introduced you to a wonderful woman named Janice Benson.

From age nine months to four years, Janice lived in foster care. Her parents were addicts, and she was born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). When she was an infant, they overdosed her on seizure medications to keep her quiet.

When Janice was four, she was adopted by Dave Benson and became part of a family for the first time.

Dave already had three children – Heather, David and Emily. With three siblings and her first real father figure coming into the picture, it was an adjustment.

Tue, 02/27/2018
Mosaic in Colorado Springs

When I applied for the Executive Director position at Mosaic in Colorado in 2013, Dr. Ron Smith was on the interview panel.

I remember him asking me hard questions throughout that process. I must have impressed him with my responses because at the end of the interview he told my future supervisor that she needed to hire me! I will never forget that day. I met a man who was dedicated to his son and wanting the very best for Stephen.

Tue, 02/27/2018
Mosaic in Colorado Springs

Former Mosaic Chaplain Joyce Higgs-Spruth passed away at her home in Colorado Springs on Dec. 12. Joyce served Mosaic in Colorado Springs for more than 25 years. Those who have been with Mosaic (formerly Martin Luther Homes) for a while likely know her from her more than 25 years of service with us as resident Chaplain.

Tue, 02/27/2018
Mosaic in Colorado Springs

For the past five years, Woodson “Woody” Close, has been working tremendously hard to lose weight.

At his heaviest, Woody weighed 255 pounds. Last July, Woody met his goal of losing 100 pounds. The best news is that he has continued to maintain his weight since then!

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