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

March 25, 2019

Ken’s Story

Like all our guests here at The Mustard Seed, Ken's story is unique. Ken was married and worked in…

Homeless, Story, Poverty, New Beginning

January 2, 2019

Service with a Smile

The first thing you notice about Danny when you walk into The Mustard Seed New Life Community Outreach Centre is…

Homeless, Kamloops, Volunteer, Poverty, Donate

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 7, 2018

Finding Happiness Through Jesus’ Voice

Growing up in an unhealthy household, Stephanie’s childhood consisted mainly of fear and abuse from her stepfather. It wasn’t until…

Homeless, Poverty

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 27, 2018

“New Life” at The Mustard Seed

We’re expanding to British Columbia! On September 1, we officially celebrated our merger with New Life Community, making The Mustard…

Kamloops, Poverty, Merger

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 24, 2018

Poverty Doesn’t Take A Summer Vacation

Summertime can often trigger the need for vacations, beach life, or general outdoor activities but for many of our guests…

Homeless, Summer, Poverty, All Cities, Heat, Weather

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

March 29, 2018

The Mustard Seed and H&R Block Canada Partner Up

Workers who are experiencing homelessness face serious challenges that may prevent them from claiming income tax. Sometimes this means many…

Community, Calgary, Homeless, Support, Poverty, Taxes

March 21, 2018

A Place to Call Home

After almost 1000 stays at our Foothills Shelter, Ron has a place to call home.

Calgary, Homeless, Story, Shelter, 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

October 16, 2017

Liz Tells of a Life Changing Warm Summer Evening

It was one of those warm summer evenings, and I just needed to run some errands. We stopped at a…

Community, Homeless, Story, Poverty, Donor

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 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

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

May 26, 2016

World-Renowned Artist Fights Poverty with a Paintbrush

For art lovers everywhere, the chance to paint with world famous artist Lewis Lavoie is an opportunity many would never…

Edmonton, Events, Art, Poverty

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

August 13, 2015

Research paper: Psychological Perspectives on Poverty

We often hear from our guests that they feel “invisible” or that they are treated poorly by mainstream society.

Poverty, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Psychology