"Mosaic at Home" informational forum scheduled for July 26

Mosaic in Northern Iowa will be introducing a service locally that it has successfully offered all across Mosaic for more than 20 years - host home services. An informational forum on the newly-titled "Mosaic at Home" host home program is scheduled to be held Tuesday, July 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank Community Room located at 201 West Main Street in Waukon. The forum is open to the general public to learn more about the "Mosaic at Home" program.

The "Mosaic at Home" service model works to build lasting relationships between people with intellectual disabilities and their service provider, who is an independent contractor/host home provider aligned with Mosaic. Living in a shared residence, the independent contractor provides services designed around the needs of the individual, fully integrating them into the life of the household and the greater community.

Mosaic at Home providers live in apartments, in family homes, in rural settings, in urban settings, on farms and acreages. They range in age from mature 20-somethings to retirees; some are single, others are married with families. Their interests are as diverse as the interests of the people Mosaic serves. This program gives people choices and opportunities beyond what traditional group home care settings are able to offer.

The "Mosaic at Home" program is not an effort to reduce the amount of services provided by Mosaic but, rather, a shift in services currently provided in an effort to offer sustainable services without compromising quality by offering more host home options and reducing the number of group homes. In its more than 100-year history of serving people, Mosaic has adapted to changes in an effort to always provide the quality care and integrity modeled by its founders over a century ago.

Anyone seeking additional information prior to the July 26 information forum is invited to visit the Mosaic at Home website, www.MosaicAtHome.org, to learn more and to view videos about the experiences of people served, their families and providers of Mosaic at Home services. Additional questions can be answered by contacting Mosaic in Northern Iowa Community Relations Manager Alyssa Hemesath at 563-568-3992, ext. 61407 or by e-mail at alyssa.hemesath@mosaicinfo.org.
 

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