Tue, 09/26/2017
Mosaic International

The Discovery Trip group visited most of the 11 centers where children are served on a daily basis. Each center visit included meeting with the center staff and at least one parish representative, often the pastor. They had the chance to meet with both office and center staff, ask questions and share experiences of working with children with disabilities. They were treated to a demonstration at the papermaking co-op and a visit to the Young Adult Farm and met the parents who make the African-print bags that Mosaic sells in the U.S.

Tue, 09/26/2017
Mosaic International

Mosaic International held an appreciation banquet as a way to publicly recognize notable achievements in service to children with intellectual disabilities. This year’s winners of the Mosaic Excellence Awards were Shaeli Urassa for day center leadership, Evaline Mremi for outreach work leadership, Sister Woinde for rehabilitation leadership, Godson Mmary for health program leadership, and Pastors Anna Makyao and Yesse Shao for pastoral leadership in support of BCC.

Tue, 09/26/2017
Mosaic International

The Mosaic International team facilitated the first Discovery Trip to Tanzania for 19 supporters, including three current Mosaic employees. This trip aimed to increase awareness about the situation of people with intellectual disabilities in Tanzania and to directly observe the work of Building a Caring Community (BCC). Other trip goals were strengthening the relationship with the local church and sharing knowledge and tools used in disability service delivery in the U.S., while creating life-long memories for children and supporters alike.

Mon, 09/25/2017
Mosaic International

A highlight of the trip was the Special Olympics event. Over 80 children participated in this event, including 20 children from the local public primary school. They were joined by 20 volunteers and 30 teachers and church representatives.

The seven competition stations, staffed by international volunteers, were in constant activity. Stations included: running, dancing, parachute throwing, jumping, climbing, ball kicking and throwing. Each child got to do all activities. All children were awarded medals at the end of the day.

Tue, 09/19/2017 to Thu, 10/26/2017
Mosaic in Axtell
Mosaic in Central Nebraska
Mosaic in Northeast Nebraska
Mosaic in Omaha
Mosaic in South Central Nebraska

Courtney Miller, director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities at Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), will travel statewide in September and October on a “Let’s Talk” tour, designed to gain stakeholder input on services provided by the Division of Developmental Disabilities.

All interested persons are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts about what works with the current system, including both community-based services and state-operated facility services and opportunities for improvement. 

Tue, 08/29/2017
Mosaic in Southeast Texas

In the past couple days, Southeast Texas has experienced nothing less than natural disaster with unprecedented winds, rains, flooding, and tornadoes from Hurricane Harvey.  We are so fortunate and lucky for all employees and people-in-service at Mosaic along with their families and care providers to have escaped the storm relatively unscathed.  Staff has shown amazing effort and care to ensure the safety of everyone.

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 1:00am
Mosaic in Colorado Springs
Around 50 people came to celebrate and lend their support, including donors, staff, volunteers, community partners, family members, and friends. We were busting at the seams!
Fri, 08/25/2017
Mosaic in Northeast Kansas

On Sept. 16, author Julia King Donovan will be doing a book signing at the grand opening of Canine Solutions in Olathe. During the book signing Donovan will be selling copies of her children's book, "Chico's Hope," in an effort to raise $200 for Mosaic that day.

Mon, 08/21/2017
Mosaic in Northern Iowa

Tracey Jennings started with Mosaic in May as the new Associate Director in Wright County. She will oversee the operations and support in the communities of Belmond, Clarion, Eagle Grove and Webster City. 

Mon, 08/21/2017
Mosaic in Northern Iowa

Discover the Possibilities (DtP) is an introduction luncheon to Mosaic’s mission, work and passion for providing a life of possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities. The luncheon is free, lasts one hour, and no one is asked to donate. It is designed to educate and inspire people to want to learn more, become involved, and share our story with others in the community. It is less important that our guests leave with all the facts about our work than that they leave feeling inspired by our mission.