Photo Caption: A guest waits in one of our examination rooms at the Calgary Wellness Centre.
At the Mustard Seed we strive to not just provide a warm meal and safe place to sleep – but to look beyond someone’s basic needs and see how we can care for the whole person; mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
To do this, the Mustard Seed offers a variety of health and wellness programs across all 5 of our locations. And while the scope of programs and services are unique to each city, we encourage and support holistic care by helping our vulnerable neighbours navigate and access supports that are difficult to manage alone. Some of the programs and services we offer are:
- Addictions Support
- Legal Guidance
- Medical Care
- FASD Assessment Clinic
- Occupational Therapy
- Psychological Assessment
- Spiritual Care
These programs and services give our vulnerable neighbours a path out of poverty and homelessness and into recovery and hope. As Andrew, a guest at The Mustard Seed, shared:
“This place puts you up, feeds you, shelters you, gives you access to what you need to get yourself together, and points you in the right direction to get yourself on your way.”
Sadly, the life expectancy of a person experiencing homelessness can be up to 40 years less than the general population. Additionally, at least 60% of our guests and clients have pre-existing health conditions – this means that our health and wellness services are a vital component to keeping our most vulnerable populations healthy and thriving. We are committed to providing these lifesaving services to as many of our neighbours as we can.
Thanks to the generosity and support of people like you, in 2020 across all our Mustard Seed locations we were able to provide:
- 55,000+ health and wellness services
- 4,440+ hours of counselling
- 12,000+ spiritual conversations and events
With your support The Mustard Seed can continue to provide lifesaving health and wellness programs and services to vulnerable neighbours in your community.