April 12, 2021

Supporters Help Residents Thrive at Open Door Manor

"Helping people into housing, and helping them maintain housing is at the core of ‘Loving thy neighbour’…"

Edmonton, Support, Homelessness, Poverty, Housing, Staff, Team

April 12, 2021

Housing Support Programs Help Create Lasting Positive Change

Finding safe, stable, and affordable housing is a major challenge for people experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty.

Edmonton, Support, Homelessness, Poverty, Housing, Staff, Team

April 12, 2021

Supporters Help Create New Beginnings at Westwood Manor

For those who are experiencing homelessness, having access to housing and supports at a site like Westwood Manor can be…

Edmonton, Support, Homelessness, Poverty, Housing, Staff, Team

March 12, 2021

New Beginnings Start With A Meal

Enjoying a big plate of Easter dinner is something many of us take for granted. But for someone who is…

Community, Give Back, Homelessness, Poverty, New Beginning, All Cities, Donate, Hope, Easter

July 19, 2019

Unmasking Homelessness: Meet Shawn

Shawn lost his father at the young age of 5 years old. This early childhood trauma started him on his…

Story, Homelessness, Poverty

November 20, 2018

Meet Ron: A RESOLVE Campaign story

A stable home hadn’t exactly been a part of Ron’s life before moving into the 1010 Centre. He has moved…

Calgary, Story, Homelessness, Poverty, Housing

November 14, 2018

#BundleupYEG

By day, she works as a communications specialist, and by night, she gathers a team of caring volunteers to collect…

Community, Give Back, Homelessness

October 18, 2018

Leaves are Falling, Jobs are Calling

Why is one of the hardest parts about finding a job, the daunting interview process? It’s because it can…

Homelessness, Employment

October 17, 2018

Patty’s Journey to Recovery

Growing up, Patty saw her parents struggle with alcohol and drug abuse. By the time Patty’s mother was 21, she…

Recovery, Homelessness, Poverty

October 11, 2018

Identifying the Community We Serve

When we think of homelessness, the inability to obtain and hold onto identification (ID) isn’t normally one of the barriers…

Homelessness, Poverty, Identification

September 17, 2018

From Shelter Guest, to Emergency Rescue Technician and Actor

Meet Johnny – a former guest of The Mustard Seed. He’s overcome tremendous pain and adversity to live the…

Story, Shelter, Homelessness, Poverty

July 9, 2018

How God Picked Me to Work at The Mustard Seed Shelter

“So what made you want to work here?” This is a common question I’m asked whenever I give tours here…

Shelter, Homelessness, Employee, Staff, Team

April 6, 2018

The Mosaic Centre’s PATH Program Supplying More than Bus Passes

Some of the individuals in our community cannot afford to purchase a bus pass. Here at The Mustard Seed’s Mosaic…

Edmonton, Mosaic Centre, Homelessness, Poverty

February 1, 2018

Employment: A Key to Ending Homelessness, Relieving Poverty and Finding a Pathway to Peace

Who am I? I am a lot of things. I am a mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, just to…

Homelessness, Poverty, Employee, Employment, Staff, Team

November 8, 2017

Why Giving Gloves and Toques is not Just About Giving Gloves and Toques

Last week in Edmonton, Alex Ovechkin, the star left winger of the Washington Capitals, saw a man in need and…

Edmonton, Homelessness, Cold, Winter, Weather

September 28, 2017

Dustbin Treasures

Where have they been, Divorced and now reclaimed. Have they danced? Have they paired?

Homelessness, Poverty, Staff

May 29, 2017

The Shoes

I opened the door to see what state the Clothing Room was in. It was a day just like any…

Story, Homelessness, Poverty, Staff, Donate

May 24, 2017

How do the Homeless See Themselves?

Have you ever caught yourself looking in a mirror and the image was like seeing yourself for the first time?

Mental Health, Homelessness, Staff

May 3, 2017

One Meal at a Time

After suddenly finding himself homeless, 20-year-old Kevin did not know where to turn. So, as any young person would do,…

Red Deer, Homelessness, Poverty, Hope

May 1, 2017

A Pathway Out of Homelessness

The Mustard Seed’s emergency shelter is not meant to be a permanent home, which is why we refer to the…

Shelter, Homelessness, Employment, Housing

April 12, 2017

Finding Hope in a Place Called Home – Ed’s Story

At 56, Ed was experiencing homelessness for the first time. He rode the C-Train until it stopped, then spent nights…

Calgary, Homelessness, Housing, Residents, 1010 Centre

December 23, 2016

Getting Through by Being Understood

Sasha, 23, says she’s a different person – more open and outgoing – since she started receiving support from The…

Wellness, Story, Homelessness

July 22, 2016

Employment Team Works to Remove Barriers to Jobs

Some people assume that men and women experiencing poverty and homelessness are lazy and do not want to work. However,…

Programming, Homelessness, Poverty, Employment

June 10, 2016

Getting New ID

Gil just received his new Alberta Government ID. He says, “This is the best Monday in a long time.”

Homelessness, Identification

May 20, 2016

Caring About the Whole Person

Larry is a gentle man, who says he is incredibly grateful for the services he has accessed at The Mustard…

Calgary, Wellness, Homelessness, Housing, 1010 Centre

May 13, 2016

The Mustard Seed’s Shelter “Saved my Life"

Bruce is one of the original tenants of The Mustard Seed’s Beltline affordable housing building. He’s well-known by his neighbours,…

Calgary, Story, Shelter, Homelessness, Housing

March 1, 2016

A Homeless Man’s Prayer

As I walked through Edmonton’s inner-city accompanied by the youth of Grand Centre Alliance Church on a social issues walk,…

Edmonton, Homelessness, Spiritual Care

January 25, 2016

Donors Make Safe and Affordable Housing Possible

Darren moved into The Mustard Seed’s 1010 Centre in May 2014. He has struggled with addiction most of his life,…

Calgary, Story, Homelessness, Housing, Residents, 1010 Centre

November 27, 2015

People Can #GiveHopeYYC in Many Ways

Like so many people in this world, our guests and residents would rather give than receive, but when you’re experiencing…

Calgary, Give Back, Christmas, Shelter, Homelessness, Poverty

November 6, 2015

The Unseen Weight of Carrying ‘Stuff’

When you’re experiencing homelessness – everything you own is one more load to carry. A lot of people complain…

Calgary, Shelter, Homelessness, Poverty, Housing