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With Gratitude

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This holiday season, we’re all about giving thanks & giving back. As November comes to a close, we reflect on all our supporters that have given their tireless efforts and resources to help survivors rebuild their lives.

This year, we’ve served hundreds of men, women and children fleeing violence and abuse. We are incredibly grateful to all of you, but especially the Mary Kay Foundation for giving our clients hope for freedom. The Mary Kay Foundation awarded Mosaic with $20,000, which help funds our Multicultural Family Violence Program. Their grant application process is competitive and rigorous- Mosaic is the only agency in Dallas receiving this award, and 1 out of 150 in the nation.

To learn more about our partnership with Mary Kay: https://youtu.be/CZdwDfd2Ftk

Please consider participating in the giving spirit by giving with purpose this holiday season. Hundreds of families are counting on us to help make the holidays merry & bright; there are 2 ways to give:http://mosaicservices.org/happy-holidays-2015/.

Thank you for your support. We couldn’t do it without you.

DAYL Awards Mosaic Legal Grant

We are thrilled to announce our grant award from the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation (DAYL)! For many years, the DAYL has supported Mosaic and our legal department in various ways, including through their foundation. This year, DAYL Foundation awarded Mosaic’s Multicultural Legal Department with $1,500.00 to provide interpretation and translation services for legal matters. These funds will reach many of our clients who have language barriers and create access to legal resources for them. These legal issues include family law and immigration law.

The Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (“DAYL”) Foundation was chartered as a 501(c)(3) organization by the State of Texas in June, 1988. Through its grants program, the DAYL Foundation provides funding for law-related matters to local nonprofit organizations, and it also provides scholarships for law students who have demonstrated a passion for community service. The DAYL Foundation first became a granting body in 1999. Since then, the DAYL Foundation has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to worthy local non-profit organizations provide legal services to the indigent. The granting program is designed to promote quality projects, many of which have a legal theme. Grant awards are typically between $250 and $3,000.

For more information about the DAYL Foundation and its philanthropic endeavors, please visit http://dayl.com/about-dayl/about/.

Mary Kay Awards Mosaic $20K


Mary Kay, Inc. is one of the leading advocates in the domestic violence community. With its own foundation, The Mary Kay Foundation, they award grants to many domestic violence shelters across the nation. For years, The Mary Kay Foundation has impacted thousands of survivors of domestic violence and enables domestic violence programs to reach more victims every single day. Mary Kay continues to empower women by breaking the cycle of violence.

Every October, The Mary Kay Foundation supports Domestic Violence Awareness Month by funding the most efficient and effective domestic violence shelters. This year, we are thrilled to announce Mosaic is 1 of 150 grantees and has received $20,000 to contribute to our efforts to meet the ever increasing needs of survivors of domestic violence. Thank you Mary Kay Foundation for your support and for helping us break the cycle of violence! We are so grateful for your efforts.

To learn more about The Mary Kay Foundation, please visit http://blog.marykayfoundation.org.

North Texas Giving Day Impact

We did it, North Texas! Thanks to thousands of you our community raised nearly $33.1 million dollars on ‪#‎NTXGivingDay‬ yesterday! These dollars have a greater impact on our community since gifts were amplified using bonus funds. We can’t wait to see the change and difference it makes on North Texas!

We owe a debt of gratitude to 51 of you that came together to raise nearly $5K for Mosaic Family Services! We doubled our amount from last year, which means we’re excited to double our impact on our clients this year! Thank YOU for making yesterday a day we will never forget!

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Today is a Special Day

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Today is a special day. Today, on North Texas Giving Day from 6:00am – midnight, your gifts go further to provide a safe haven for survivors of human rights abuses. Thanks to our generous community partners, gifts over $25 will be amplified using bonus funds!

Will you help us change lives today? Give here: http://bit.ly/1wrsNfU

Here’s what to do after you give:

  • Spread the word to your friends, family, and colleagues
  • Share the link: http://bit.ly/1wrsNfU
  • Change your default picture to let everyone know that you believe freedom is a human right

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Sylvia’s* Testimony

Just a few days away from ‪#‎NTXGivingDay‬ and Sylvia* wants to share her story to inspire others.

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“I’ve lived a very difficult life, but my daughters are what gives me strength. I was trafficked and abused in two states and there was not a day that went by that I didn’t think about ending my life. I needed help, but I didn’t know anyone and I didn’t have any resources. I was living in Florida when one day something told me to pack up my things and get on a bus to Texas. We got on a bus and we were terrified; we had no idea what we would do or where we would go when we arrived. I called the police and they referred me to Mosaic. When we arrived at Mosaic, I knew we were in good hands and in a safe place.

If I could tell women one thing, it would be this: ‘You can do it. You are not alone. Yes, all women can do it.'”

Support survivors like Sylvia and celebrate the biggest giving day in North Texas with us on September 17th:
https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/#npo/mosaic-family-services-inc

TY Mary Kay & Abi Ferrin

“If he says or does something to make you feel inadequate or even less of a human, less of yourself… that is abuse because love does not hurt.”
-Survivor of Domestic Violence

Thank you MARY KAY Foundation for creating this PSA for us. To view the PSA: https://youtu.be/qwNkUTUYJDs

Thank you Abi Ferrin and all the survivors in this video for speaking out and sharing your story. We are empowered by your strength and courage!

If you or someone you know might be experiencing domestic violence, call our 24-hour hotline at 214-823-4434. We offer services to survivors of family violence in one safe place: clients receive free shelter, legal assistance, counseling, education and support services in 25+ languages.

Meadows Foundation Awards Mosaic $100,000

The Meadows Foundation exist to assist people and institutions of Texas in improving the quality and circumstances of life for themselves and future generations. The foundation strives to exemplify to principles of its founder in addressing basic human needs by working toward the elimination of ignorance, hopelessness and suffering, protecting the environment, providing cultural enrichment, encouraging excellence and promoting understanding and cooperation among people.

Mosaic Family Services is excited to announce our $100,000 award from the Meadows Foundation to support our comprehensive shelter services for immigrant and refugee victims of domestic violence and human trafficking in the Dallas area. Funding from the Meadows Foundation has ensured that immigrant families continue to receive the services that they need to achieve self-sufficiency.

Support from the Meadows Foundation assists survivors of abuse like Paula.  “Paula” is from Guatemala. She and her husband came to the United States together. Paula was surrounded with lots of family members when she and her husband lived in Guatemala, and this protected her from her husband as he was afraid to abuse her in front of them.  When Paula came to the U.S. with her husband, her protection and support system remained in Guatemala. Her husband started showing his abusive character without any fear. He abused her physically and verbally continuously. Paula has two daughters and a son. She said that her husband collects guns and threatened to use them one day to kill her. Paula lived with her husband hoping things will change for 21 years.

Finally Paula decided to come to shelter, leaving her abusive husband.  She took with her the youngest two children. When she arrived, she was tearful when she explained her story. She didn’t want to go to court or to police department thinking that no one would believe her story. During her stay in Mosaic House, Paula was assisted in applying for a protective order and was empowered to face her abusive husband in the protective order court. Her two year protective order was granted. Paula was referred immediately to counseling and her children began play therapy.  She was also referred to get legal assistance for her immigration and family law case.  Paula got a U-Visa certification signed and started working with our legal department to apply for a U-Visa. Our attorneys represented her in the family court and she was awarded custody of her children. Paula started receiving child support. She also got assistance through crime victims’ compensation, and moved out of the shelter and started living in her own place.  Paula became a different person with lots of prospects and energy. She said one day she will start helping women who are in the same situation.

A BIG thank you to the Meadows Foundation for their continued support. We couldn’t do it without you.

For more information on the Meadows Foundation, please visit: https://www.mfi.org/default.asp.

Thank you Hunton & Williams

Dealing with legal matters is never easy.

Here at Mosaic, we are fortunate to have a wonderful, dedicated, and hard working legal team that provides family law and immigration law assistance to our clients. Recently we needed extra legal assistance, and our friends from Hunton & Williams, LLP. stepped up when we needed them the most. Thank you James Bowen, Grayson Linyard, Cher Cullors, and Lindsay Ferguson for all your support! We are so appreciative of our partnership with each of you and Hunton & Williams!

To learn more about their work: https://www.hunton.com/

North Texas Giving Day: September 17!

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We’re gearing up for North Texas Giving Day!

What better way to start your day than with a gift that will make a difference for survivors of human rights abuses! Your gift to Mosaic goes further, as thousands of North Texas community members come together to raise millions of dollars for the nonprofits that are changing lives. All gifts of $25 or more will be multiplied using bonus funds!

So here’s what to do on September 17th:

1. Go to http://bit.ly/1wrsNfU
2. Click on “Donate Now” to make your gift
3. Spread the word & let everyone know you donated by sharing on social media! Tag us: @mosaicfreedom and use the hashtag ‪#‎NTXGivingDay‬