Urban Mosaic’s mission is to facilitate the development, implementation, and transmission of reproducible community change models that reduce poverty and build healthier communities.
Their model uses faith-infused community organizing as a context to address the great needs within urban slums – economic, social, political/systemic, spiritual, education, health, psychological, etc. – building the capacity of residents to identify, plan and take action that transforms their own reality.
Urban Mosaic has acquired a plot of land in Lomas de San Isidro, an urban poor community in the La Paz municipality, located on the eastern edge of Mexico City. This will be the permanent home of the medial/dental container ICOM is building.
Lomas de San Isidro is an area where hundreds of thousands of people live with little opportunities for families to access health care, for children to get preventative health education, and for citizens to come together in shared public spaces to dream about improved community conditions.
This fragile environment undercuts the God-given potential of many of these city dwellers.The container turned clinic will see 1,000 patients each year and give 300 urban poor families access to health care, as we train community health educators that will equip families to reduce preventable diseases, better nutrition and improve peoples’ overall health and well-being, while bringing adults together to learn, grow and organize to improve community conditions. The end goal is to improve the lives of at least 2,000 children, youth and adults in the community.