As National Volunteer Month ends, I want to express my deepest gratitude to the amazing individuals and organizations who volunteer their time and resources to support Mosaic’s survivors.  

Volunteers do so much when they serve with Mosaic, and their impact is especially seen and felt at Mosaic House. From basic yard work, to tutoring the children in the afterschool program, volunteers help meet a critical need and make Mosaic House a beautiful and welcoming home for residents.  

Throughout my tenure at Mosaic, I have learned that volunteers give so much more than just their time. When volunteers come to Mosaic House, they are eager to learn and ready to be put to work. This seemingly simple gift of time and effort speaks volumes to the shelter residents and creates a lasting impact for survivors.  

When residents first come to Mosaic House, it is one of the worst days of their life. They have been hurt, betrayed, and traumatized by someone who was supposed to love them. Many survivors come to the shelter isolated, without a sense of community, or even without knowing another soul in the country besides the person who hurt them.  

Volunteers might not realize it, but their act of service and gift of time are truly priceless to the residents. A simple passing smile gives residents hope and brings laughter and joy to their lives.  

When all you know is anger, violence, and fear, it is easy to forget that there is goodness in the world. Volunteers help bring that sense of goodness back by demonstrating to survivors that there are people who want to use their time and talents to make this journey a little easier for them.  

Although there are many volunteers and groups to recognize, today, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our esteemed partners, Mr. Cooper, IICF, and Project Beauty. 

These groups have been instrumental in helping create a welcoming and healing experience for survivors living at Mosaic House. Whether lending a helping hand during our Halloween party, beautifying our shelter, or empowering residents through self-care, their collective commitment to service has been truly inspiring. 

We are continually amazed by the passion and dedication of our corporate volunteers and partners. Their willingness to step up and make a difference embodies the spirit of volunteerism and partnership. It is a shining example of the power of collective action to drive positive change. 

To each and every person who has given their time to Mosaic, as well as to Mr. Cooper, IICF, and Project Beauty, thank you for your generosity, kindness, and unwavering support. Your contributions have enriched Mosaic Family Services and touched the lives of those we serve in profound and meaningful ways. 

We look forward to continuing our partnership and making even greater strides together in the future. Thank you for all that you do today and every day. 


With heartfelt appreciation, 

Momtaz Begum MSc. 

Sr. Director of Development and Marketing