United Helpers day habilitation team donates food to North Country Salvation Army
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 6:22 am

From left: Karen Grimshaw; Randy Rafter, Mosaic employee, Nathan LaPlante and Sheila Chase, Salvation Army;. Missing from the photo is Deb Polniak, Mosaic employee.From left: Karen Grimshaw; Randy Rafter, Mosaic employee, Nathan LaPlante and Sheila Chase, Salvation Army;. Missing from the photo is Deb Polniak, Mosaic employee.

OGDENSBURG -- Each year the day habilitation team gathers food items from all of the United Helpers sites to donate to the Salvation Army’s food bank.

“We’ve been doing the annual food drive for a long time,” says Randy Rafter, Mosaic employee.

The Mosaic Day Habilitation program encourages adults with developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injury to participate in work experience and recreational activities. In addition to promoting life skills they offer social opportunities and a variety of work related experiences.

“The community service component is at the core of the Mosaic Day Habilitation program,” said Laurie LaFaver, program manager for Mosaic.

In addition to working with the Salvation Army, Mosaic’s Day Habilitation program is a community service partner with the Potsdam SPCA, Galilee Church, the 10th Mountain Division, Girl Scouts of America, Adopt-A-Highway Program, Office for the Aging, and many other area agencies.

“Over the next few months, hundreds of people will cross our threshold to attend our Haunted House and Winter Wonderland. It’s a great feeling sharing what we do. It’s good for the community and the people we serve here at Mosaic, said LaFaver.”

To learn more about the Mosaic Day Habilitation program call 393-3072 or visit www.unitedhelpers.org/dayhabilitation.