Fri, 06/02/2017
Mosaic in Denver

Get your finest dress and your fanciest shoes. It’s time to dance. Mosaic is bringing back, for the second year, our version of a summer formal: “Tinseltown 2017 – A Mosaic in Denver Production.” With a team of volunteers who are planning, guiding, and directing, on July 22 we will host an amazing event that will be fun for everyone. Last year at the closing of “City Under the Stars 2016,” we had many requests to have another dance. We were excited to announce at the end of April the plans for Tinseltown 2017. 

Fri, 06/02/2017
Mosaic in Denver

Alex started his career at Chuck Latham Associates, Inc. more than seven years ago. He had finished high school and was seeking meaningful opportunities to fill his days. Through a mutual friend of his family and Kathy Latham, Chuck’s wife, Alex got connected to Chuck Latham Associates. Alex worked two days a week for a few hours a day. He seemed content and never missed a day. He shredded paper, worked on bagging samples of various products, and folded advertisements and letters to be sent out; he pretty much kept to himself. 

Fri, 06/02/2017
Mosaic in Denver

Arsema and her beautiful family had another person with a disability in their home at the time and felt they were ready to share their hearts with another person. They were welcoming to Janelle, making her feel a part of a family, which she felt was missing from her life. Arsema’s warm personality and engaging smile helped Janelle feel at home, and she decided this was where she wanted to be. 

Fri, 05/26/2017
Mosaic in Delaware

 On Thursday, April 27, we hosted our Fifth Annual Partners in Possibilities Fundraising Luncheon. The purpose of this luncheon is to raise money and awareness to fulfill the needs of the people we serve at Mosaic.

Mon, 05/22/2017
Mosaic in Beatrice

KMTV3 News Now recently did a spotlight on how disability funding cuts in the state of Nebraska will affect individuals with disabilities. Watch the clip here.

KETV had a similar segment featuring another individual. That clip can be found here.

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.

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