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

Generous Supporters Help With a Housing-First Approach

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

The Mustard Seed has adopted a Housing-First approach, which allows us to immediately help people from all walks of life…

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

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

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

February 5, 2018

Colin’s Story: The Mustard Seed was a One-Stop-Shop

When Colin moved into the 1010 Centre in October 2015, he had done a lot of research about what he…

Calgary, Story, Recovery, Housing, 1010 Centre, Spiritual Care

October 12, 2017

Resident Andrew Says His Help Comes Through Many Hands

So often we hear about stories of how one life touches many. But here’s a story about how many lives…

Calgary, Story, Housing, Residents, 1010 Centre

September 15, 2017

From a Broken Dream to a New Purpose

Elaine was born in Montreal and lived a conventional life working as a deli clerk, pursuing her passion to become…

Calgary, Mental Health, Story, Employment, Housing, Residents, 1010 Centre

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

June 26, 2017

From a Lifetime of Abuse, to a Safe Home at Last

You’ll find Diane most mornings and evenings knitting or crocheting in the modern lobby of the 1010 Centre – a…

Calgary, Mental Health, Housing, Residents, Family, 1010 Centre

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

March 2, 2017

Volunteers Make Family Day Special for 1010 Centre Residents

Many 1010 Centre residents know how it feels to be in need of a hot meal and a place to…

Community, Volunteer, Housing, Residents, Family, 1010 Centre

December 23, 2016

Reclaiming Life and Giving Back

When Colin moved into the 1010 Centre in October 2015, he had done a lot of research about what he…

Calgary, Wellness, Story, Housing, Residents, 1010 Centre, Spiritual Care

June 17, 2016

Building Community in the Kitchen

Life is marked by relationships, and to Karen, one of our beloved volunteers who runs the Collaborative Kitchen at the…

Programming, Calgary, Volunteer, Housing, Residents, 1010 Centre

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

May 9, 2016

Residents Celebrate an Incredible Donation

The Mustard Seed has retired the mortgage on one of our downtown apartment buildings thanks to an incredibly generous donation.

Donation, Calgary, Housing, Donor

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

The Importance of Having a Safe Home

Kim lived on the streets for over a year and a half. She struggles with addictions and mental illness, but…

Edmonton, Mental Health, Story, Addiction, Housing, Residents

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 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

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

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

August 13, 2015

For A City To Be Great, It Has It Care For Its Poor

The Bible tells an enlightening story in Daniel, Chapter 4. King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon looks out over the city from…

Calgary, Housing, Bible

July 22, 2015

Building Community at The Mustard Seed

We talk a lot about building community at The Mustard Seed, but what does that mean? For many residents in…

Community, Art, Housing, Residents

July 11, 2015

Residents at The Mustard Seed Unwind by Knitting

Once a week, a group of women and men who live in The Mustard Seed’s permanent supportive housing units meet…

Community, Calgary, Housing, Residents