Thu, 04/20/2017
Mosaic in Delaware

by Kayla Buzzeo and Angi McCloskey

Mosaic serves more than 100 people in Delaware. The money that is raised in partnership with donors goes to support individuals and fill in the gap where funding stops and dreams begin. Unfortunately, even with generous contributions, our individuals only have about $40 left on average each month after paying their bills. That is about $10 a week for them to spend on activities most people take for granted, such as going out to eat, hygiene items, or a night out with friends. 

Thu, 04/20/2017
Mosaic in Delaware

By Kayla Buzzeo

Before Mosaic, Jamal said his life “wasn’t good, it was terrible.” In high school he had financial struggles, which caused him to worry about whether he would eat. This frequently led to him finding himself in trouble and hanging out with the wrong crowd. 

After a few years of struggling with where to live, Jamal was alone and homeless, resulting in Jamal moving into a nursing home. Imagine being a young active man, 21 years-old living in a nursing home. Thankfully, his stay at the nursing home was only temporary. 

Thu, 04/20/2017
Mosaic in Delaware

On Saturday, March 25, Mosaic partnered with local artist Charlie Harris to create a life-size art installation in celebration of Easter. Fifteen individuals served by Mosaic, six direct support professionals, four interns, and the community relations manager worked together to create a giant Easter egg necklace to celebrate the holiday and welcome in spring. 

Wed, 04/19/2017
Mosaic International

Dear friends,

Having just returned from a field visit to Tanzania, I cannot emphasize enough the life-saving value of your support.  In a context where there are virtually no services for people with disabilities, your support plays a vital role in bringing much needed relief to families desperate for some help. 

Tue, 04/18/2017
Mosaic International

April 2 was World Autism Day. As with many other disabilities, there is little knowledge about autism in Tanzania and people who have autism are often isolated, misunderstood and excluded from activities both inside and outside of their homes.

Tue, 04/18/2017
Mosaic International

In February, a team of 20 from Mosaic’s partner, Building a Caring Community, participated in the Kilimanjaro Marathon 5K Fun Run. The Kilimanjaro Marathon draws 9,000 runners of 40 nationalities to Moshi, Tanzania to run together in the shadow of the tallest mountain in Africa. It is a great opportunity for the children and young adults of BCC to run and socialize with old and new friends alike as they seek to break down barriers and advocate for a more inclusive Tanzanian society.

Tue, 04/18/2017
Mosaic International

Seeds are a lot like people—they come in all different shapes and sizes. We all grow at different rates knowing it takes time to bear fruit. You can’t just make a tree or even rush its growth. It takes time, patience and nurturing to get results. You need faith that planting a little thing will grow into something greater.

Fri, 04/14/2017
Mosaic in Delaware

For the time being, the drastic cuts that were being proposed to Medicaid as part of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) were halted. On the day when word came from congress that the vote would not happen one of the individuals in service called me and said, “Did you hear? They are not going to do the Medicaid vote. Whew, I can finally sleep again.”

That comment cut me like a knife, I had no idea that some of the people we support were losing sleep over the possibility of this funding decision.

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.

Fri, 04/07/2017
Mosaic in Denver

 by Miranda Mickelson, Independent Contract Program Manager

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