Mosaic Announces New Chief Development Officer
By Paula Lombardo | January 29, 2013
Mosaic is pleased to announce the appointment of Christiane Walker to the Executive Team at Mosaic Community Services. Most recently, Chris served as the Chief Development Officer at Bon Secours Baltimore Health System Foundation. In her role as Chief Development Officer, Chris looks forward to engaging our Board of Directors and expanding the fund-raising opportunties within our service areas. Chris resides in White Hall Maryland with her husband, Will and thier two daughters. Chris can be reached at 410-453-9553, x 1151.
Mosaic Announces New Volunteer Program
By Paula Lombardo | December 11, 2012
Mosaic’s New Volunteer Program will engage community volunteers in working with clients one on one and in groups in Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Catonsville, Maryland.
The screening process has started now ….. This include applications, interviews, and background checks! (free TB test and physical for those interested in the volunteer companion position)
Help Mosaic Clients work towards recovery, currently seeking volunteers for the following positions:
• Volunteer Companion- Assisting clients one on one with meals, outings and group activities
• Employment Aide- Helping client look for employment opportunities online, as well as conduct an/or assist with employment readiness groups
• Transit Specialist- Teaching/ showing clients how to use public transportation.
Contact Mosaic Volunteer Maryland Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mosaic to Participate in “Giving Tuesday”
By Paula Lombardo | November 19, 2012
On Tuesday November 27, 2012 charities, families, businesses and individuals are coming together to transform the way people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.
Check back with us every day through next Tuesday for information on how you can be a shining star for our clients! Help spread the word about Giving Tuesday!
Mosaic Community Services transforms lives through comprehensive health services for people with mental illness and addictions. Mosaic will use social media, its website and direct contact with board members and community supporters to communicate our participation in “Giving Tuesday.” Giving Tuesday will serve as a launch for our annual Children’s Holiday Campaign and Client Holiday Wish List. While we serve thousands of children, adolescents and adults with mental health and addiction needs throughout central Maryland, Mosaic does not have the financial means to provide the basics needed by so many of our clients. We ask our community members to be a shining star by making a donation on “Giving Tuesday” to help us make the holidays a bit brighter for the children and adult clients of Mosaic.
Needed Items for Children and Adults at Mosaic
• New or Used Wii/X-box consoles
• New or Used Wii/X-box games and accessories
• Storage Cabinets
• New or Used Computers
• Cork Boards
• Art Supplies (paints, paper, brushes, canvases)
• Books on Tape
• Boom Boxes
• Karaoke DVDs
• Professional BINGO sets
• Exercise DVDs
• New Hat/Gloves/Scarves
• Sweatshirts (Large and XL)
• Barbie Dolls, Stuffed Animals, jewerly making kits, dress up items, Disney princess toys for girls, crayons, markers and coloring books, children’s books
• Toy Trucks, blocks, legos, Avenger, Batman, Harry Potter toys for boys, crayons, markers and coloring books, Hot Wheels
• Donation of Handyman Services for painting, installing shelving and other repairs
• Gift cards to Target, Walmart, and Area Supermarkets
• Donation of materials and labor to install a small fence at our Adult Medical Day Care facility in Catonsville.
• CDs, DVDs, IPODS, MP3 players
• New socks and shoes
• New or gently used coats
• Personal items: shaving cream, feminine hygiene items, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, razors, etc.
• New blankets, pillows and sheets
No time to shop? Please consider making a donation to enable us to purchase items on our Wish List to give to our clients. You may mail your donation to the Mosaic Development Office, 1925 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 20193 or make a donation on-line at our website – www.mosaicinc.org/donations. Please indicate that your gift is for our Wish List. For more information, contact Paula Lombardo at 410-453-9553 x1183 or email@example.com.
Mosaic receives Workforce Development Grant from Bank of America
By Paula Lombardo | November 19, 2012
Mosaic Community Services, the largest community-based behavioral health service provider in Maryland, announced today that it has received a $10,000 workforce development grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation.
“The grant will be used to support Mosaic’s vocational program for our Baltimore City clients,” said Jeff Richardson, executive director of Mosaic. “Individuals impacted by mental illnesses have the highest unemployment rate among all the disability groups – about 90%. At the same time, studies have shown that employment is therapeutic and can help alleviate some of their symptoms. Thanks to Bank of America’s support of our vocational program, we’ll be able to help our clients secure employment and move towards recovery.”
Mosaic works with adults, adolescents and children whose lives have been impacted by mental illness or substance use issues. According to Richardson, “Mosaic programs address the comprehensive needs of its clients including therapy, medication, housing, somatic health, vocational services, and more.” Headquartered in Timonium, Mosaic has multiple locations in Baltimore City and Baltimore and Carroll Counties.
“Our support is enabling individuals in the Baltimore area to achieve the education and skills needed to compete in today’s and tomorrow’s workplace,” said David Millman,
Maryland and Baltimore market president, Bank of America. “The bank’s investment in the Baltimore area is just one of the ways we are supporting education and workforce development organizations in our community and improving local economies across the country.”
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is awarding more than $22 million in grants to over 1,050 nonprofits in 34 states that support workforce development and education initiatives. According to estimates provided by grant recipients, the funding will enable them to reach more than six million people, match over 100,000 youth with mentors, and help 29,000 students graduate with a degree or certification. The grants will focus on low- and moderate-income communities that have been hardest hit in the economic downturn. The funding is part of our intensified philanthropic focus on three core issues vital to the economic health of communities: housing, jobs and hunger and represents an important component of Bank of America’s lending, investing and giving activities to help advance local economies.
Mosaic’s Vocational Serivces Program sees increase in Employer Partnerships
By Paula Lombardo | November 13, 2012
In many cases, those who experience mental illness or other life changing events often have difficulty finding employment. Mosaic’s Vocational (VOC) Program is focused on creating long term partnerships with area employers so we can assist our clients in returning to the workforce.
What can YOU do to help? Are you a small business owner or employer in Baltimore City, Baltimore County or Carroll County? Do you know of a local businesses looking to hire? If so, please contact us! Mosaic partners with local businesses to fill their work needs. Your company can make a difference in the lives of the clients we serve. You employ them, we provide you the support!
At no cost to you, Mosaic’s Employment Specialists provide each employer with the following assistance:
• Provides on-site and off-site job coaching to assist clients in mastering their job responsibilities.
• Works with employers and clients to help remove barriers to successful employment.
• Provides feedback to the client regarding their job performance.
• Provides on-going follow up and support for the duration of employment.
Participating businesses are also eligible to earn income tax credits through the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program. In addition to seeking employment opportunities with area businesses, Mosaic can also accommodate your sub-contracting needs. If you have, office cleaning, other projects such as envelope stuffing or piece work—we can help!
To learn more about our vocational program, please call Stacy Seymore, Director of Vocational Services at 410-876-3007, x1622. You can click on the follow link to hear from employers and clients regarding Mosaic’s Vocational Services Program. How Mosaic can help your business.
Mosaic Client Art Show a Huge Success
By Paula Lombardo | November 1, 2012
On Thursday, October 18, 2012 Mosaic Community Services hosted a Client Art Show and Reception at our Administrative Offices in Timonium. We had a large crowd of over 70 friends who mixed and minged with board members, mosaic donors and the community at large. Many guests acquired “one-of-a-kind” artwork and enjoyed the company of several creative and talented Client/Artists.
The Client Art Show has grown over the past several years and is a direct result of the recreational therapeutic activites of Mosaic’s Psychiatric Rehabilitatin Program (PRP). Mosaic’s PRPs are therapetic day programs designed to help clients gain the skills and confidence to live, work and socialize successfully in the community. Mosaic has four PRPs located in Timonium, Westminster, Catonville and Baltimore City.
These day programs provide a wide-range of support services and educational programs to promote independent living skills such as understanding one’s illness; medication management; symptom/illness management; proper nutrition; personal hygiene; and money management. The program also offers therapeutic recreational components including art; creative writing; wellness and exercise; computer classes; and group activites.
There were 173 pieces of art on display and a total of 60 Client/Artists participated in this year’s Art Show.
The event rasied over $2,500 and proceeds from the sale of all artwork was given directly to each Client/Artist.
Additionally, guests voted on the top 10 art images which have been created into notecards. Notecard are sold in sets of 10 for $10.00. Follow this link to purchase notecards, then click “Donate Now” button.
Proceeds from the sale of all notecards will benefit the PRP art classes which will allow Mosaic to purchase additional art supplies such as paints and brushes, paper, canvases and storage cabinets.
Please click on this link to purchase a set of notecards for $10.00
Please click here to view photos from the event. Mosaic2012artshow
Designate Mosaic Community Services as your 2013 Charitable Organization Recipient
By Paula Lombardo | November 1, 2012
Your contribution to Mosaic Community Services allows members of the community who suffer with mental illness and addictions to receive the vital programs and services which helps them manage illnesses, secure housing, find jobs, and lead longer, healthier, happier lives.
United Way and Combined Charity Campaign ID is 1037
Maryland Charity Campaign ID is 4761
Combinbed Federal Campaign ID is 2179
Your donation goes a long way to support the programs and services at Mosaic Community Services.
Mosaic Board Member named winner of The Daily Record’s 2012 Leadership in Law Award
By Cindy Eikenberg | October 17, 2012
Mosaic Community Services has some exciting news to share! Ellen Callegary, Vice President of Mosaic’s Board of Directors, has been selected as a winner of the The Daily Record’s 2012 Leadership in Law Award.
Ellen, a practicing attorney for over 30 years and a founding partner of the Baltimore law firm Callegary & Steedman, P.A., focuses on special education, disability, guardianship and family law issues. Additionally, she handles mediations and collaborative family law cases.
Created in 2000, the Leadership in Law Awards program recognizes outstanding professional achievement, community service and mentoring within Maryland’s legal community.
We are so fortunate to have Ellen as part of Mosaic’s board and are deeply grateful for her commitment and dedication to our community. Congratulations, Ellen!