October 23, 2019

Celebrating 35 Years: Enriching Lives Through Expanded Services

The Mustard Seed is celebrating 35 years of ministry this year. Every month we will post a story from our…

Calgary, Anniversary, Shelter, Emergency Services

April 12, 2019

Still Standing

“Here I am” (Exodus 3:4). Five years later and I’m still here, still standing by some miracle and the grace…

Shelter, Employee

April 3, 2019

A Winter Refuge for 30 Guests in Need

It was a winter that started out quite mild but ended with a cold snap that had those who live…

Kamloops, Shelter, Refuge, Winter

December 21, 2018

More Than Just a Workplace

What I am about to share is my personal testimony of how God blessed me with the opportunity to work…

Shelter, Employee, Family, Team

October 23, 2018

The Mustard Seed Edmonton Opens an Emergency Winter Shelter South of the River

For individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty south of the river, the Neighbour Centre is the only adult drop-in centre that…

Shelter, Winter, Edmonton

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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