Mosaic thriving despite budget cuts

Posted at 6:23 PM, Aug 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-24 23:49:35-04

Mosaic was hit with a $1.4 million budget cut back in May, but they say their services won’t change.

"We had to make some challenging decisions about reducing some workforce staff and reducing our spending, trying to figure out how we can consolidate and find that money."

This year, the organization says they are seeing success in special needs people moving into host homes.

It also saves money.

"We don't have to employ as many individuals in homes they are now one on one."

This year, Mosaic says nearly 50 people have benefited.

Steph Baird came from a home outside of Mosaic.

"In my old home, I was actually ignored a lot, so from being ignored to having kids, two dogs and a family."

Courtney Bettcher cares for Beth and Step as well as her own two girls.

She says it's like a sisterhood.

"They don't have to worry about people moving in and out overnight.

In group homes, there's usually three or more people living in them, and sometimes people have to get moved out."

Bettcher says the consistency of living with a real family is also playing a role in the girls overall health.

"She’s lost so much weight, she's so much healthier."

With 24/7 care the girls say they are more active, social and a lot happier with the people they call family.

"Like sisters, older sisters, aunts and sisters to the kids too."