Thu, 06/29/2017
Mosaic in Pontiac

Volunteers are worth their weight in gold. They share their time and talents without any compensation. There is enormous value in volunteering. It demonstrates a commitment to the community and a willingness to work for the betterment of others.

Here are a couple examples of what some of our volunteers are doing  for Mosaic.

Thu, 06/29/2017
Mosaic in Pontiac

"I think of her as a queen.”

That’s how Direct Support Professional Anarae Harpenau describes Rena Sims, who receives services from Mosaic. Unfortunately, Rena was not treated like royalty when it came to the red tape and long wait time for a communication device, something she needs to help her communicate. 

Thu, 06/29/2017
Mosaic in Pontiac

April 1, Mosaic in Pontiac held its fourth annual Partners in Possibilities fundraising luncheon. We had a beautiful day at the Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center in Pontiac. The newly renovated Eagle first opened in December of 1939 as a movie house. Its first movie was “The Wizard of Oz.”

Thu, 06/29/2017
Mosaic in Northeast Kansas

Kansas City loves the Chiefs. And the individuals supported by Mosaic are no exception. This month the Chiefs hosted their 5th Annual Arrowhead 5K Run/Walk.

Larry, who has been supported by Mosaic in Northeast Kansas for around 20 years, was able to participate in this memorable event and experience Arrowhead like never before.

Thu, 06/29/2017
Mosaic in Pontiac

For Donald Doughty, a person served by Mosaic who everyone calls DJ, getting his driver’s license is a big deal. When DJ was asked:  “What might someone be surprised to know about you?”  He immediately replied, “I love to work. It gives me money. I love the ‘green stuff.’”  

Thu, 06/29/2017
Mosaic in Pontiac

Artists from the Pontiac Community Art Center enjoyed working with individuals served at five Mosaic houses in Pontiac and Dwight during the week of June 12.

Each student painted an original work of art inspired by one of four sample paintings supplied by lead artist Kathy Zehr and Teresa Beard-Lowell.

Zehr and Beard-Lowell led the projects with the help from volunteers: Connie Kostelc, Vickie Fitzgerald, Juli Fraher, Patty Mackinson, Brenda Thompson, Pam Beeson, Sue Drummet, and Nancy Flessner.  

Wed, 06/28/2017
Mosaic in Western Colorado

Mosaic employees had the chance to share autism resources at Colorado Mesa University special education class.

“Brittney and I decided on having different "sense" stations so the class could have a hands on lesson and be able to take "sensory tools" away with them,” said Mosaic employee Patricia Moncada. “We also decided to incorporate Cassie and Shawn, two people Mosaic supports in co-teaching the lesson and leading a station activity.”

Patricia added:

Mon, 06/19/2017
Mosaic in Northeast Kansas

Working in human services is a truly rewarding career. For example, as a staff member at Mosaic you can find yourself gardening with the individuals we support, having water balloon fights, or enjoying an ice cream social, and this all happened last week alone.

Mon, 06/19/2017
Mosaic in Northeast Kansas

Fundraiser a Success

Fri, 06/16/2017
Mosaic in Delaware

As I walked into Roland’s home, the first thing I noticed were all of his belts from martial arts hanging on the walls. The collection was impressive. I learned that it was formed over the course of many years of dedicated training. Roland shared with me that it all started years ago when Roland would ride on the bus past martial arts classes and watch the people practicing their craft. Roland was fascinated as he rode by each day and watched. Roland decided one day that he no longer just wanted to watch, he wanted to participate.

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