Thank goodness for organizations like Mosaic Family Services. This nonprofit, which runs Mosaic House, helps people escape challenging and abusive situations, victims of human trafficking and exploitation, and refugees. The organization just moved to a new facility, and thanks to volunteers and generous donations, has been able to provide a beautiful, calm, and safe place for their clients to land.
“The demand for our services is increasing every day. We’re the only shelter in Texas that provides help in more than two dozen languages to multicultural victims. These are people who across the country have been discriminated against and denied access to safe shelter because of language or immigration barriers,” said Mirjana Omeragic, Multicultural Family Violence Program Director at Mosaic Family Services, “but we believe that freedom from violence is a human right.”
When the new Mosaic House opens, not only will the caseworkers be able to serve more than 400 women and children each ear — a large increase from its previous capacity — but it will do so in a more welcoming space, thanks to the help of more than 500 volunteers from United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Sabre, Altrusa International of Dallas, Bank of Texas, and many more than have helped with painting, cosmetic repairs, and decorating the facility’s nine bedrooms. Designers have supplied linens and housewares to make the rooms and common areas comfortable and cozy.
“We have received an overwhelming outpouring of generosity,” said Dr. Walter Nguyen, founder and Executive Director of Mosaic Family Services, “but there is still a lot of work to be done before the women and children can move in, and we are counting on the community for support.”
Of course, there’s still a ways to go, as Mosaic House will undertake $50,000 in additional renovations to improve security, including an alarm system and a fence. If you would like to contribute, find out more about Mosaic House and its capital campaign on the website.
“With the new shelter, we will be able to serve more women and children who need our help, and the peaceful environment will contribute so much to their healing,” said Ms. Omeragic. “Knowing she can come to Mosaic House in the middle of the night and find safety and freedom can make all the difference.”
And we’re so glad Mosaic House will be there with open doors.