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Alicia Morgan

Agency Report

February 9, 2017

AHS 8100
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History/Mission

Mosaic in Delaware provides a life of possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities.

Mosaic was born on July 1, 2003, as Bethphage and Martin Luther Home Society join together

as one organization, and since then the goal has been to help people define their own happiness

and support them by empowering clients to pursue their goals ("Mosaic in Delaware | Mosaic -

Serving People with Intellectual Disabilities," 2017). Just being at Mosaic for one day I could

feel the warmth in the atmosphere and I am excited to be a part of a thriving organization.

Mosaic is a service provider chosen by more than 3,600 people, and more than 4,800 staff

members. Mosaic is the largest faith based provider in its field of service, located in 13 states,

and partners with programs in Great Britain, Romania and Tanzania ("Mosaic in Delaware |

Mosaic - Serving People with Intellectual Disabilities," 2017). Mosaics mission is Embracing

Gods call to serve in the world, Mosaic advocates for people with intellectual disabilities and

provides opportunities for them to enjoy life ("Mosaic in Delaware | Mosaic - Serving People

with Intellectual Disabilities," 2017). As a Result, Mosaic in Delaware will be known for their

limitless capacity to love the people they serve, for knowing and honoring their individual needs,

hopes and dreams and for listening to all of its stakeholders and incorporating their input in to

the organizational goals, plans and services and for the tireless pursuit of perfection in all aspects

of the operation.

Demographic Information

Mosaics target population is adults with intellectual disabilities. They provide residential

support, vocational support, senior living services and child service with every plan being unique

("Mosaic in Delaware | Mosaic - Serving People with Intellectual Disabilities," 2017). Each

person at Mosaic will receive quality service delivered in excellence. Residential Supports
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include individual living, group homes, and host homes. In each of these homes clients have

round the clock support if needed. Each service plan is built around the individual so each

service is unique. Mosaic wants each person to identify and achieve his or her own personal

dream and the success is measured by the satisfaction of those it serves ("Mosaic in Delaware |

Mosaic - Serving People with Intellectual Disabilities," 2017). Vocational Support offers, day

service, competitive employment, supported employment and entrepreneurial opportunities

("Mosaic in Delaware | Mosaic - Serving People with Intellectual Disabilities," 2017).

Delawares Total Population for residents ages 18 to 64 is 558,182, of that total population

23,262 people or 4.2% of DE residents are living with an intellectual disability, the total

Population for residents ages 65 years and over is 130,723 of that total population 9,707 people

or 7.4% of DE residents are living with an intellectual disability and Mosaic is one of the largest

providers to serve this population (Census Report, 2014).

Policies and Procedures

Confidentiality is a foundational principle of all services at Mosaic. Mosaic stands on four core

values: Safety, Respect, Connection, and Integrity ("Mosaic in Delaware | Mosaic - Serving

People with Intellectual Disabilities," 2017). Safety in striving to continually improve and

provide high quality, personalized services that limit risks to the fullest extent possible where

people can flourish. Respect in listening to the people they serve and honoring their choices in all

aspects in life and valuing connection in helping people build relationships that connect them to

individuals, groups and organizations in their community regulations ("Mosaic in Delaware |

Mosaic - Serving People with Intellectual Disabilities," 2017). Mosaic values integrity and is true

to their faith-inspired heritage and interact openly and truthfully in all situations with all people,
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making ethical choices and following intently all laws and regulations ("Mosaic in Delaware |

Mosaic - Serving People with Intellectual Disabilities," 2017).

Structure

Mosaic in Delaware has 17 homes and the organization is overseen by 1 executive director, 1

Associate Director, 5 program coordinators, 17 Direct Support Managers , 15 Direct Support

Specialist, Direct Support Associates and 2 RNs as well as other support staff in the office.

Executive Director

Community Relations Manager

Human Resource Manager

Property Manager

Mosaic Auctions

Business Manager

Officer Manager

Administrative Assistant

Receptionist

Associate Director

Program Coordinator

Direct Support Managers

Direct Support Specialist

Direct Support Associate


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RNs

Governance and Funding

Mosaic in Delaware is licensed by and funded through the Delaware Health and Social Services,

Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDDS) as well as Fundraising (Angela McCloskey,

personal conversation). It is governed by a Community Advisory Board which holds 10

members who one of them happens to be Wilmington Universitys own Dr. Savage. All members

on the board hold a 3 year voluntary term. Also the community advisory is responsible for

providing advisory of programming and advocating for the organization. Also, the Partners in

Possibilities, who meet as well as host events to advocate for the organization, but more

importantly suitability through fundraising,

My Role

My position at Mosaic is a Public Relations Intern. During my internship opportunity I will:

interview constituents of Mosaic (Staff, volunteers, interns and partners), compose marketing

pieces, assist with recruiting, interviewing, training and evaluating volunteers, assist with

sponsorship opportunities and/or grant writing , and identify and schedule speaking engagements

with local churches and civic organization. (Angela McCloskey, personal conversation).

Therefore, I am eager to see what the next 12 weeks at Mosaic will have in store for me and what

I can bring to the organization.


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References

A. McCloskey, personal communication, February 8, 2017)

Census Report (2014, September 4). Retrieved from

http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dsaapd/files/acs_s1810.pdf

Mosaic in Delaware | Mosaic - Serving People with Intellectual Disabilities. (2017, February 7).

Retrieved from http://www.mosaicinfo.org/location/mosaic-delaware


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