June 15, 2021

Hope Begins with Health and Wellness

At the Mustard Seed we strive to not just provide a warm meal and safe place to sleep – but…

Community, Mental Health, Wellness, Well Being, Recovery, All Cities, Hope, Health and Wellness

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

August 1, 2018

The Story of Black Panther

At 12 years old, Jay’s friends threw him a birthday party he would never forget. It was the first time…

Red Deer, Volunteer, Addiction, Recovery, Hope, Church

June 18, 2018

She Continues To Move On Up In The 1010 Centre

Jessica is an all-star resident! Back in March, she was interviewed by the Calgary Herald newspaper and we got…

Calgary, Housing, Residents, Hope, 1010 Centre

May 13, 2018

Mother-Daughter Overcome Obstacles Together and Build Hope

Mother’s Day around The Mustard Seed is not quite the traditional holiday we’re all used to celebrating.

Calgary, Homeless, Shelter, Volunteer, Housing, Hope, 1010 Centre

March 16, 2018

Sekou’s Story

A community participant named Sekou came to Canada one year ago after living in a Sierra Leone refugee camp for…

Edmonton, Story, Employment, Hope

October 12, 2017

Cat Cuddling Brings Purpose to a Guest

Elise approached me during a resident engagement event. She told me she had lost her passion and wished she could…

Community, Story, Volunteer, Hope

September 28, 2017

It’s a Love Story

Diane, former 1010 Resident, is just back from an Alaskan cruise where she married Bradley, a gentle and kind man…

Calgary, Story, Residents, Family, Hope, 1010 Centre

August 10, 2017

Hate to Hope

Chevi Rabbit stands in front of the underwear bin at The Mustard Seed and stops. The shelves are empty. You…

Community, Edmonton, Events, Donate, Hope

August 10, 2017

Denise’s Journey Leading to God

You’ll often find Denise sitting down in the lobby of the 1010 Centre visiting with friends she affectionately calls family.…

Calgary, Story, Shelter, Housing, Hope, 1010 Centre, Spiritual Care

July 20, 2017

Finding Hope After a Life of Addiction

37-year-old Lisa sits in the middle of the computer lab at The Mustard Seed Calgary’s Downtown Support Centre; this is…

Calgary, Mental Health, Story, Shelter, Addiction, Recovery, Refuge, Hope

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

December 23, 2016

Life After Prison: Nick’s Tale of Reintegration

Life after prison can be a difficult transition for individuals looking for a fresh start. The Mustard Seed’s Open Door…

Edmonton, Prison, Reintegration, Transition, Hope

June 10, 2016

Jerry Gives Back to The Mustard Seed

Jerry could barely contain his glee when he was told by The Mustard Seed Chaplain that he could host Alcoholics…

Edmonton, Volunteer, Addiction, Recovery, Hope

May 6, 2016

Growing Hope in our Gardens

In the summer, we see hope blooming in our residents’ rooftop gardens at our downtown buildings where we offer permanent…

Summer, Garden, Hope

March 18, 2016

Volunteers Fill Lunch Bags and Send Love

If you walked into the gym at the Brentview Baptist Church during its Mustard Seed Sandwich event recently – you…

Community, Donation, Hope, Church

February 29, 2016

Growing Hope – Teresa’s Story

Your support of The Mustard Seed helps Grow Hope. Teresa was trying to get her life together after struggling…

Story, Addiction, Recovery, Housing, Hope, Spiritual Care

January 29, 2016

Dave’s Wish Comes True

After being homeless for five years, Dave finally got his Christmas wish: a place of his own.

Edmonton, Give Back, Housing, Hope

January 29, 2016

The Ripple Effect

It is so easy to forget the impact our actions have on others. As the Community Engagement Coordinator for The…

Give Back, Kids, Students, Hope

January 18, 2016

Hope Grows at The Mustard Seed’s 1010 Centre

When Michael moved into the 1010 Centre a year and half ago he says he felt “immediate warmth” from the…

Calgary, Mental Health, Story, Addiction, Recovery, Housing, Residents, Hope, 1010 Centre

October 27, 2015

The Gift of Hope Inspires the Gift of Art

A few months ago, an older gentleman came into my office carrying a large plastic bag. He greeted me with…

Edmonton, Story, Shelter, Staff, Hope