the mosaic program
MOSAIC offers the
only state-licensed independent-living residence & program
for foster care youth, ages 16-19, in
A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO FOSTERING INDEPENDENT LIVING
After working toward it for 9 years and with the help of so many fans and supporters, we’ve realized our goal of providing a suite of supports for Washtenaw County youth experiencing foster care. Our new program, MOSAIC, offers the only state-licensed independent-living residence & program for foster care youth in Washtenaw County, allowing our residents to remain in their community, with
friends and family instead of relocating out-of-county. In
addition, residents will participate in the full complement
of Our House programming (e.g. life skills training,
community service, 2nd Saturday events) and are
guaranteed a mentor.
how is mosaic different?
MOSAIC is designed to help residents feel both cared for AND cared about. They matter.
The house, itself, is intended to feel like a home, not an institution. Residents have their own room they can decorate, providing privacy and a sense of ownership and permanence.
Staff’s role is aligned with the vision of Our House, to support each participant in their self-determined goals, encourage and coach them through life’s challenges, and create a safe and welcoming environment.
"Solving the problems created
by the foster care experience is
neither easy nor inexpensive. Efficacy costs a little more. With your help, we'll make a difference one amazing young person at a time."