Today’s Front Line Hero is Mosaic, which is thoughtfully responding to both the COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racism in our country.
Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Mosaic provides services for people with intellectual and development disabilities, supports behavioral health and people with autism, and offers care for seniors. Mosaic’s reach is far and wide, serving more than 3,700 people in 10 states. The organization aims to empower people to be as independent as possible, while providing individualized, loving care.
As part of its commitment to the health of the people it serves, its employees, and the community, Mosaic has taken precautionary measures to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. It publicly released a comprehensive plan that considers everything from staffing to protective equipment to daily operations, ensuring transparency with the community. Mosaic also calls on the community to help prevent the spread of the virus with social distancing.
The staff at Mosaic have continued their dedicated work throughout the pandemic, and found ways to engage people with disabilities in fun activities. From sending messages to family members, to wearing funny hats, to simply getting outside to enjoy the nice weather, Mosaic staff are always looking for ways to brighten the days of those they serve.
In addition to its COVID-19 response, Mosaic thoughtfully responded to the death of George Floyd and pervasive racial inequity in the United States. Mosaic’s president and CEO, Linda Timmons, released a statement reaffirming Mosaic’s longstanding commitment to the inclusion of all people and its unequivocal stand against systemic racism. Linda calls on each of us to first “look deep inside ourselves and ask what biases about race we hold,” and then ask “how our actions or inactions, which come from those biases, have contributed to the problem.” Mosaic’s leadership is committed to engaging in that personal reflection, and to leading the organization to make a difference.
Thank you to Mosaic for your continued commitment to empowering your community and promoting racial equity!