GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A local organization aimed at helping those with intellectual disabilities is asking for your help.
There are over 2,000 people on the waiting list for home placement in the state of Colorado.
Mosaic serves people of all ages with various diagnoses ranging from autism to down syndrome, but they can't do it alone.
They're calling on anyone with a passion for helping those with disabilities to consider becoming a host home provider.
The person comes and lives with that individual and receives all their supports from them.
Becoming a host home provider is a 24/7 job, but those with the organization say it's well worth it.
"It's an opportunity to make a difference in someones life. You're able to help them become more independent," said Theresa Burns-Fair, Executive Director with Mosaic.
"It's just great watching the person grow and becoming part of the family. I wouldn't see myself doing anything different," said Christina Aldaz, Host Home Provider with Mosaic.
Host home providers are required to go through training and a certification process. More information can be found here.