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Save the Dates

P2P Support Group

 

Mom's (& Dad's Too!) Night Out, 5 pm

October 20, 2017

Baja Cantina, 531 W Washington St, Sequim

 

 

 

3rd Annual "Tour of Italy" Gala

October 14, 2017   4 pm

Masonic Lodge

622 S. Lincoln St, Port Angeles

 

 

 

 

Clallam "Night to Shine" 2018

February 9, 2018

Vern Burton Community Center

308 E. 4th St, Port Angeles

To see pictures from Night to Shine 2017, go to the Partners page

For more information, go to News, Events & ResourcesP2P, Bob Cup, Gala or Partners page

Fall Session 2017 Class Schedule is now Available

For inquires or registration payments:

Clallam Mosaic
301 Lopez Ave

Port Angeles, WA 98362

360.681.8642

To make a donation go to Square Marketplace

Parent to Parent Clallam County

The Clallam County Chapter of Parent to Parent has many resources available to families and caregivers of individuals with special needs.

"Mosaic Moments”

From the Director’s Desk

August 2017

As many of you know, this fall begins my fifth year as Executive Director of Clallam Mosaic. During the short period that I have had the privilege of being at the helm, I have seen tremendous growth and change in our organization, our participants and our advocates. I am very excited about the course that our organization is taking and I hope that you too see a positive path ahead.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to recognize some recent changes and to provide context to additional changes that lie ahead.

 

  1. Parent Support – In 2014, Clallam Mosaic launched two parent/caregiver networks in order to provide advocacy and support to local families. Based on the success of these efforts, the Arc of WA and Clallam County Health & Human Services initiated support for a Parent to Parent (P2P) chapter in Clallam County. P2P serves families of children & adults of all ages (birth, onward) and has supplanted all other parent network activities in the area.  In 2017, P2P received support through the entire year with Shawnda Hicks in the role of P2P Coordinator. As we look forward to the new contract year, we expect to get equivalent levels of support from the Arc of WA and expanded financial support from the county. In addition, we are seeking funding from other sources so that P2P support activities can continue to grow to meet the needs of local families working with individuals with special needs.

 

  1. Olympic Peninsula Special Needs Housing – Alongside the launch of the parent networks in 2014, one need identified by parents was housing for adult individuals with developmental disabilities. Initially taken on as a focus area of Clallam Mosaic, it became apparent that clear focus on this initiative required the creation of a new entity. In 2017, the key individuals championing the initiative to create safe, local housing for individuals with special needs launched the new nonprofit Olympic Peninsula Special Needs Housing (OPSNH). OPSNH is actively working on making their vision of housing real in the near future and have already started on construction of a house in Sequim. Clallam Mosaic continues to be supportive of the OPSNH goal and hopes to collaborate with OPSNH as opportunities arise.

 

  1. Board of Directors – Many changes have occurred on the Clallam Mosaic Board over the past two years. The current Board of Directors are: President – Randy Brackett, VP – Bob Grattan, Treasurer – Sandy Voelz, Secretary – Karla Richardson, General Board Member – Mary Jane Duncan. A key focus of the current Board is on expansion of membership. The Board Development Committee is currently seeking individuals with the following expertise/background: financial, legal, marketing and special education.

 

  1. Mosaic House – A long-range capital project launched in memory of a former supporter of Clallam Mosaic, Bob Duncan, is the Mosaic House initiative. Mosaic House will be a permanent location for Clallam Mosaic in which both offices and classroom space would be available. Championed by Board Member, Mary Jane Duncan, the Mosaic House campaign has raised over $25,000 to date and is supported through individual donations and through an annual golf tournament. Continued contribution should lead to initial investment in a location within the next 5 years.

 

  1. Financials – Being a small nonprofit, Clallam Mosaic’s primary sources of income come from 3 main buckets: 1) Earned Income; 2) Private & Public Funders; and, 3) Fundraising. While grants are a key source of income for Clallam Mosaic, these dollars are highly variable year on year. Organizationally, we rely on donations from the local community as a way to sustain the organization. We hope that you will consider Clallam Mosaic as a charity of choice for your donations. Additionally, if you have a passion for fundraising activities, please consider joining our Fundraising Committee.

 

  1. Day Program Pricing – Clallam Mosaic earns income through charging tuition for day programs. We have succeeded in keeping these fees extremely low over the years and we have not raised rates for numerous years. As we look at our financial outlook it is apparent that we do need to increase income from our classes in order to not continually operate at a loss. Thus in Fall 2017, we will be implementing a small price increase for day programs. Instead of charging $2.50 per programming hour for classes during terms, we will be charging $3 per programming hour. We will also be implementing supply fees for some classes. Our goal is to continue to deliver quality programs and we hope that the increased prices are not a hardship for any participant. If scholarships are necessary to enable attendance, I encourage you to get in touch with us.

 

  1. Theater Program – For over eight years, Bonne Smith (with Anna Andersen in the past 2 years) has championed an annual Theater program to engage participants in theatrical performance. Theater has become a cornerstone of Clallam Mosaic’s day programs and while we continue to stay committed to this art form, we are going to be exploring some different approaches to delivery. In Fall 2017, instead of offering a term-long Theater class, we will be offering a “Theatre Intensive” – 4 weeks x 3 days per week x 2 hours per day. The Intensive will give participants more of a professional theatre experience. Participants will continue to work with Bonne and Anna to create, rehearse and deliver a play in a condensed, intense rehearsal process. The classes and performance(s) will take place at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Angeles. The cost for participation will be $120 for the session. This is much less than many comparable programs but higher than our regular program costs. These fees incorporate the numerous extra hours needed for instructors to create a seamless theatrical experience as well as the costs of supplies for production.

 

  1. Dances – We have taken various approaches to the delivery of monthly dances and learned a tremendous amount through this process. As we move to the Fall 2017 term we will continue to hold monthly dances at a cost of $5. We will be adding a $2 food charge for those wishing to eat at the dance. As with the previous term we will focus on dancing and socializing during the dances. For those wishing to participate in performance, we will continue to offer karaoke during a few sessions of Rec Club.

 

  1. Staff – Since there have been many new instructors added to our programs, here is the current list of instructors and their specialty areas: Anna Andersen, theater; Annette Berlin, art; Emma Easton, fitness, rec club & theater; Dodie French, literacy, life skills, music and rec club; Greta Hanson, art & rec club; Bev Nelson, fitness & literacy; Bonne Smith, theater, art, culture & life skills; George Will, life skills, art & rec club.

 

  1. Community Guide & Engagement – In 2017, Clallam Mosaic became a provider of Community Guide & Engagment (CGE) services. Through DDA, clients can work one-on-one with Clallam Mosaic staff to achieve specific goals that range from accessing dance classes and volunteer opportunities to finding new living solutions. The “Community Coaches” at our organization are Anna Andersen, Greta Hanson, John Mulloy, Bev Nelson, Tresa Stuber and George Will. Additional coaches will be added in future, as needed.

 

I also want to recognize key funders who continue to support Clallam Mosaic. Thank you to: United Way of Clallam County, Albert Haller Foundation, Beta Nu Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Crow Foundation, Benjamin N Phillips Memorial Fund, Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, Ben & Myrtle Walkling Memorial Trust, Knights of Columbus - Sequim Chapter, Peninsula Dream Machine, Strides - USA, Estes Builders, Walmart Foundation and numerous individual donors.

 

I believe that Clallam Mosaic is a vital part of our local community and I would like to express my deep thanks for your continued support as we grow the organization. If you have any questions or have suggestions for improvement, please get in touch with me.

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