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Mosaic Chatter a publication of Mosaic in Northeast Kansas  |  8047 Parallel Pkwy., Ste 9  |  Kansas City, KS 66112-2078

October 2013

Become a Host Home Provider Teamwork – Many Mosaic locations offer other services such as a day program or job skills training to complement the work you do with the person you support.

You can help someone else achieve more in life while earning a good income with the independence of working from home as a Mosaic Host Home provider in Kansas. Host Homes match a person with a disability with someone who provides the assistance needed for daily living in a family-like or roommate-like setting. The provider works as an independent contractor, receiving full support from Mosaic to ensure a successful and satisfying experience. The benefits of being a Mosaic Host Home provider include: 24/7 Support – Mosaic offers 24-hour, on-call support so you always have resources to assist you.

Competitive Rates – Mosaic rates are competitive. You also receive room and board rate each month. Strength, Stability, Experience – Mosaic is a national organization with more than 100 years of experience and a reputation for quality. Clear Contracts – Mosaic contracts are clearly written and explained in detail so that you understand your responsibilities and compensation rate. Liability Insurance – Mosaic provides liability insurance as part of your contract to give you extra protection.

Thoughtful, Compatible Matching – Mosaic screens all potential matches to ensure a high degree of success by matching personalities, interests, needs and abilities.

Relationships – Through social events and meetings, Mosaic creates a local network of host home providers for support and encouragement.

A Deeper Purpose – Mosaic is a private, faith-based, mission-oriented, nonprofit organization. Larry had a blast at the Royals game with his Host Home provider, Marshall. Convenience – Direct Nursing and Medical deposit and electronic filing Supports – Mosaic provides nursing staff who understand of paperwork are options at Mosaic so that you can work the unique health needs of people with disabilities to answer from home. your health-related questions. Mosaic Network Benefits – As a Mosaic independent Training and Education – Comprehensive training to learn contractor, you receive Mosaic discount rates with Sprint, new skills and concepts is given to all host home providers at Verizon, Enterprise/National car rental and others. no cost, helping to ensure your success. For more information about becoming a Host Home Respite Days – Mosaic contracts include designated respite provider, please call Lindsay Cornella at 913.788.8400 or days to give you the opportunity for other activities while still ensuring the care of the person you support.

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Discover the Possibilities

Talent Show!

We would like to offer you the opportunity to attend a free, one-hour event called Discover the Possibilities at Mosaic in Northeast Kansas. Those who attend will be given a tour of Mosaic’s mission and work through stories told by the people who know it well -- the people we serve, their families and our staff members.

Our annual talent show was a blast! We had some amazing talents shared including singing, acting, and dancing with attitude. Our judges were Cheryl, Lindsay, Jennifer and Lolita. Everyone who participated received a fun gift. It was very tough to choose the top three places, but the honors go to: third place winner Elizabeth Wilson with her dancing talents, second place winner Jamie Pennington with her beautiful voice, and first place winners Chris Lasster and Rogenta Williams who strutted their stuff to Michael Jackson. We all had a great time and are looking forward to next year’s show.

Upcoming Dates: Tues., Oct, 15 | 12 - 1 p.m. Wed., Oct. 16 | 12 - 1 p.m. Interested in hosting your own Discover the Possibilities event? We will bring a Discover the Possibilities event to you at a time and location of your choice for your family, friends or colleagues. If you have any questions, would like to get involved or to attend one of our Discover the Possibilities, please call Mary Hindle at 913.788.8400 x113.

Celebrations Employee Birthdays

Bridgette Allen – October 6 Candice Brewer – October 14 Deanna Jefferson – October 16

Employee Anniversaries Cheryl Slaughter – October 3, two years Corinne Jefferson – October 9, one year

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Jamie sang a beautiful song while Harris helped with the microphone.

Relationships Mosaic is an affiliated social ministry organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of Lutheran Services in America.

by Mosaic in Northeast Kansas

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Non-discrimination Mosaic will not discriminate in matters of employment or service delivery on the basis of race, creed, age, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status.

Mission Embracing God’s call to serve in the world, Mosaic advocates for people with intellectual disabilities and provides opportunities for them to enjoy a full life.

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Join Mosaic online

Meet Linda Taylor!

Visit our website at www.mosaicinnortheastkansas. org, or become a Facebook fan at You will have access to the latest news and updates about Mosaic in Northeast Kansas to stay informed. Please join us as we provide a life of possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities.

Linda participates in Mosaic’s community outreach program and loves to help others! Here are some fast facts about Linda: Hobbies: art, catfishing, baseball, and she used to play football Favorite color: baby blue and baby pink Favorite food: tenderized pork Birthday: April 21 Please call Community Relations Manager Mary Hindle at Mosaic in Northeast Kansas at 913.788.8400 to schedule a time to tour our facility and meet other people in service and staff today.

Featured Direct Support Associate – Aaron Bronough

Congratulations to Aaron Bronough, for being selected as the Regional Employee of the Month!

Meet this month’s featured Direct Support Associate, Aaron Bronough. How long have you been with Mosaic? I have been on staff at Mosaic for 11 years.

Linda loves to draw and has a great sense of humor.

CQL’s Basic Assurances demonstrate Mosaic’s commitment to quality

What are your main duties? I take care of the people in day services, and put a smile on their face each and every day. What is your favorite part about working here? When I walk into the room in the morning, everyone starts yelling out my name, saying Hi! and smiling. I also enjoy seeing my man, Terry.

The Council on Quality and Leadership’s Basic Assurances has 10 factors that help ensure that Mosaic’s standards of quality do not fall short of excellent. This month we are focusing on factor one, which focuses on rights protection and promotion. This factor determines how well the organization implements policies and procedures that promote people’s rights and has systems in place to support people to exercise their rights and responsibilities. The organization’s staff must be trained to honor people’s rights. Mosaic in Northeast Kansas has an active Human Rights Committee to uphold due process requirements and has systems in place to support people’s decision making as needed. If you have any questions or comments regarding quality at Mosaic, please call us at 913.788.8400.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself. I’m fun, easygoing and patient. What are your hobbies? I love watching football (go Broncos!) and other sports. If you could only pick one word to describe yourself, what would it be? Loveable Thank you, Aaron, for your outstanding service for Mosaic in Northeast Kansas!

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Letter from the Executive Directorby Lana Smith As many of you know, 2013 is the centennial anniversary for Mosaic. The theme of our Centennial is “A Century of Service, a Legacy of Love.” This theme reflects the call heard by our founders to serve people with disabilities. Throughout this year, Mosaic in Northeast Kansas has held several events to commemorate the milestone including an open house, a Mosaic quiz testing our knowledge on all that is Mosaic, and even a cookbook compiled of recipes by staff and people in service! In addition, our own Thad Livingston sang at the Centennial Festival in Axtell, Nebraska in June and, as always, moved everyone who had the opportunity to hear his beautiful voice. In September, I participated in National Direct Support Professionals Week where we recognized our direct support staff for their commitment and support to the people we serve at Mosaic. In addition, I visited with all of our Host Home Providers and the people they have brought into their lives and families. It has been so uplifting to talk with all

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of these wonderful people who bring their passion, experience and commitment to Mosaic everyday. In these conversations, I find myself so honored that they want to be a part of Mosaic in Northeast Kansas and grateful to all of them for all of their dedication to the people we serve. As I reflect on these events and Mosaic’s rich history of service, I am blessed to be a part of an organization which lives its mission to create a life of possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities every day, and for the staff who have chosen to continue Mosaic’s legacy of love into our second century of service.


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Mosaic in Northeast Kansas Oct. 13 Newsletter  
Mosaic in Northeast Kansas Oct. 13 Newsletter