For over 35 years, The Mustard Seed has been a safe, supportive haven for individuals experiencing poverty and homelessness. We offer services and supports to those in need with the goal of helping them make positive, lasting change in their lives.

We come alongside our community, offering a hand-up rather than simply a hand-out, and journey with them as they move towards a life of wellness and independence.

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Calgary Services

Calgary SEEDReach

Our mobile outreach team, SEEDReach, assists our unhoused and at-risk population. They are dedicated to providing accessible, holistic, and wraparound supports for individuals on the street. The team consists of registered social workers, advocates, and nursing staff, who record more than 100 client interactions each month.

Phone: 403.801.9126

Calgary Wellness Centre

Our Wellness Centre staff work with agencies across Calgary to provide advocacy, mental health and addiction counselling, chaplaincy, tax clinics and legal advice. Advocates also connect with guests to provide assistance when applying for Alberta Works, AISH, and obtaining referrals for clothing, prescription glasses, and legal assistance.

Referral Form

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Location

Wellness Centre

1010 Centre St SE,

Calgary, AB, T2G 0V8

587.393.4020

[email protected]

Calgary Shelters

We meet the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness and poverty by providing men and women with emergency shelter, food, clothing, hot showers, and hygiene supplies. We not only offer a temporary refuge from the harsh elements, but also a lifeline that preserves dignity, safety, and a chance to rebuild lives. Programs and services including advocacy, counselling, employment and housing assistance, and spiritual care are available for those seeking further support.

Foothills Shelter

  • A safe and sober space for adults in need of emergency accommodation
  • Transportation to and from is provided daily from our Community Impact Centre Downtown
  • A capacity for 370 adults every night
  • Open 24/7

Phone: 403.723.9422
Email: [email protected]
Location: 7025 44 St SE, Calgary, AB, T2C 4E8

Women's Shelter

  • A safe and sober space for adult women in need of emergency accommodation
  • Beds are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis at 4 pm
  • A capacity for 40 women every night
  • Open 24/7

Phone: 587.447.1345
Email: [email protected]
Location: 110 11 Ave SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 0X5

Calgary Housing

Our permanent supportive housing provides low-income Calgarians more than safe, secure, private apartments. Residents are supported with comprehensive programs and services that nurture growth and well-being.

Our supportive housing programs allow us to help people from all walks of life and provide vital community and connection for:

  • individuals and families who need a safe place
  • seniors living on a fixed income
  • new immigrants to Canada
  • people with disabilities
  • people who have special needs

The Mustard Seed has a total of 298 supportive living housing units in Calgary.

For information or to apply, please visit:

Permanent Supportive Housing (for individuals)



Ogden Hub:29 (for families)

Location

1010 Centre

1010 Centre St SE,

Calgary, AB, T2G 0V8

403.767.2417

[email protected]

Calgary Community Impact Centres

Our centres offer local neighbourhoods a greater sense of community and well-being among their members. They welcome and provide a safe space, offering a variety of services, from a cup of coffee to employment support, workshops, after-school programming, and much more.

Today we offer Community Impact Centres in:

  • Marlborough Park
  • Manchester Industrial
  • Shaganappi
  • Victoria Park
  • Ogden

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Calgary Community Engagement

Our Community Engagement programs facilitate a variety of educational opportunities surrounding issues related to poverty and homelessness to various groups including churches, community groups, and schools.

SEEDschool
Since 2017, SEEDschool has existed as a program of The Mustard Seed in partnership with Campus Calgary/Open Minds, which provides Calgary teachers with the opportunity to move their classes to The Mustard Seed downtown for an entire week of curriculum-based experience. Teachers design and implement a year-long interdisciplinary study that uses the week at The Mustard Seed as a catalyst for learning.

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SeedServe
Formerly known as DEMOcrew, SeedServe is a multi-day experience that has existed at The Mustard Seed in Calgary since 1996. Offered to churches, schools, and colleges/universities, SeedServe seeks to expose and educate students about the issues of poverty and homelessness. This transformational experience offers insight into these issues through service opportunities, hands-on experience, and dialogue with individuals who have lived experience.

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Calgary Employment

The employment program is designed to equip individuals with the necessary skills to excel in their job search. We offer comprehensive support in various areas, including resume crafting, interview preparation, and effective job search strategies. Beyond this guidance, we extend our assistance to job placement by collaborating with community employers to identify suitable openings and seamlessly connect our program participants with these opportunities.

Additionally, our program offers a "Fast Track" initiative, supporting individuals who have secured a job by assisting them with work gear on a case-by-case basis.

If you are interested in our program, or should you encounter individuals who could benefit from our services, please complete the application linked below.

Employment Program Application

Should you have any questions or require further information, please reach out to [email protected].

Calgary Spiritual Care

The spiritual care team consists of dedicated and passionate chaplains who work with our community seeking spiritual growth. As a Christian organization, spiritual care is the cornerstone of what we do. As disciples of Jesus, we believe we have a calling to help those in need navigate life’s challenges, which may include one’s purpose, legacy, hope, and faith.

Support includes bible study, the Alpha course, baptisms, one-on-one counselling, and prayer.

Edmonton Services

Edmonton Shelter

The Mustard Seed Shelter Strathcona meets the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness and poverty on the south side of Edmonton by providing those staying at the 45-bed shelter with meals, hot showers, laundry access, hygiene supplies, and advocacy services.

Location: 10050 81 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, T6E 1W8, ph: 780.619.9885


The Mustard Seed Central meets the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness and poverty in downtown Edmonton by providing those staying at the 124-bed centre with a safe place to sleep, meals, hot showers, and wrap-around supports with a special focus on the provision of nurse-led health services to those that require it. To learn more about the centre, click here.

Location: 9526 106 Ave NW Edmonton, AB T5H 0N2

Edmonton Employment

Our Employment Program supports unemployed and underemployed individuals, including those facing barriers due to homelessness and poverty. Working closely with our clients, we strive to obtain meaningful, dignified work and financial stability. Support from our coaches includes skills development, resume building, job searches, employment retention assistance, and access to work attire and protective equipment. Our work experience programs offer a stepping stone for individuals as they reintegrate into the workplace.

Our program also partners with local businesses and organizations to provide individuals facing barriers to market employment with work experience and training opportunities.

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Edmonton Housing

The Mustard Seed’s Housing support programs connect clients with safe, affordable housing and community support. Outreach and follow-up support workers work together with a primary focus on helping our participants find appropriate housing, which could be their forever home. Once they are housed, the participants get the support of a follow-up support worker to connect participants to resources they need to become independent and to maintain housing.

The Mustard Seed operates three supportive housing projects in Edmonton - Westwood Manor, Open Door Manor, and Prairie Manor. Westwood Manor is a 20-unit permanent, supportive housing initiative that serves men and women with a history of chronic homelessness through a harm reduction model. Open Door Manor is a 16-unit apartment building that provides safe, low-cost housing. And Prairie Manor is an 85-unit permanent supportive housing building offering affordable housing with wrap-around supports.

Edmonton Wellness

Our Wellness Centre staff work with agencies across Edmonton to provide advocacy, mental health and addiction counselling, chaplaincy, tax and ID clinics. Advocates also connect with guests to provide assistance when applying for Alberta Works, AISH, and obtaining referrals for clothing, prescription glasses, food security and more.

Referral Form

Get started now:

  • Please fax all Referrals to The Wellness Centre

Printable PDF Form
Print and fax to: 1-833-381-0920

Location

Edmonton Wellness Centre

11355 105 Ave,

Edmonton, Alberta, T5H 3Y3

1.825.222.4816

The Mustard Seed Thrift Store

The Mustard Seed Thrift Store is open to everyone and offers customers a sustainable shopping option, along with a dignified shopping experience of a clean, modern boutique environment. The Mustard Seed Thrift Store Referral Program is also available for those in need of hygiene, household, and clothing items.

The store offers everything from home goods, to bedding, to trendy clothing, and much more. Profits from our store go towards The Mustard Seed’s Employment Program, so when you choose to shop at The Mustard Seed Thrift Store you can shop knowing your purchase has made a difference.

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Location

The Mustard Seed Thrift Store

6527 118 Ave,

Edmonton, AB, T5W 1G5

780.479.5629

[email protected]

Open Door

Our Reintegration Chaplains work closely with local federal prisons to support inmates with their reintegration back into society. We offer support groups, one-on-one support from our chaplains, and up to 12 months of one-on-one mentorship from a volunteer. This program also helps former inmates secure safe housing, obtain identification, begin working with an employment coach, and learn about other supports and resources available in the community.

Edmonton Community Engagement

Our Community Engagement programs facilitate a variety of educational opportunities surrounding issues related to poverty and homelessness to various groups including churches, community groups, and schools.

Edmonton Spiritual Care

The Mustard Seed provides opportunities to meet the spiritual needs of its community; as a Christian organization, spiritual care is the cornerstone of what we do. Our programs are welcome to everyone and are voluntary to those who seek it.

Grande Prairie Services

Coordinated Care Campus

The Coordinated Care Campus is a permanent supportive housing building offering residents stable, safe, affordable housing with wrap-around supports. The Coordinated Care Campus adopts an innovative approach to supportive housing by choosing a location designed to support residents with various services, healthcare, food, inclusive Indigenous and multi-cultural spaces, and recreation—all in one place. These comprehensive supports and services help residents sustain their housing, making the Care Campus a long-term housing solution in the community.

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Location

Coordinated Care Campus

Contact us for the location,

Grande Prairie, AB, T8V XXX

825.222.4636

[email protected]

Kamloops Services

Health & Wellness

For over 35 years, The Mustard Seed has been a safe, supportive haven for individuals experiencing poverty and homelessness. We offer health and wellness supports to those in need with the goal of helping them make positive, lasting change in their lives.

Referral Form

The Mustard Seed works with a variety of community agencies in Kamloops to provide advocacy and access to resources that support our participant’s whole selves. Our advocates help community participants navigate social support systems and provide access to other resources that improve overall health and wellness. In order to support healthy relationships with one another, we offer our participants community-based programming that encourage a state of well-being across mind, body, and soul. We care for the whole person by providing a variety of Health and Wellness programs and services.

Location

The Mustard Seed Health & Wellness Centre

181 Victoria St W,

Kamloops, BC, V2C 5L7

1.833.448.4673

[email protected]

Men's Recovery Program

Men’s Recovery Program offers housing, meals, and supports in a sober environment for men working to rebuild their lives after addiction and/or homelessness. There are 17 private bedrooms and a shared common living space where residents can enjoy time together.

Outreach Centre

Our Outreach Centre has provided poverty relief services in the city since 1980. Clients can access advocacy and support services through the Outreach Centre, as well as nourishing meals and other essential material resources.

Location

The Mustard Seed Outreach Centre

181 Victoria St W,

Kamloops, BC, V2C 5L7

1.833.448.4673

[email protected]

Thrift Store

The Thrift Store is an elevated and dignifying shopping experience. We accept new or gently-used clothing, jewellery, household decor, and small household items. Proceeds from the Thrift Store are used to support Mustard Seed programs and services.

Donations can be dropped off Mon. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the alley behind the Thrift Store. Please ring the doorbell and someone will assist you.

Extra hands are always needed to help us sort and organize these donations.

The Mustard Seed Thrift Store provides skills development and employment opportunities for those facing barriers to market employment. All proceeds from this social enterprise go back into The Mustard Seed’s programs and services.

Location

The Mustard Seed Thrift Store

342 Seymour St,

Kamloops, BC, V2C 2G2

1.833.448.4673

[email protected]

Spiritual Care

The Mustard Seed provides opportunities to meet the spiritual needs of its community; as a Christian organization, spiritual care is the cornerstone of what we do. Our programs are welcome to everyone and are voluntary to those who seek it.

Medicine Hat Services

Community Impact Centre

Opening in April 2019, today The Mustard Seed Community Impact Centre meets the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness and poverty by providing the following essential services:

  • Meal Program
  • Clothing
  • Hygiene Supplies
  • Washer & Dryer

The centre also offers various day programs that are focused on providing social connections, mental health support, training, and spiritual care. Programs include, but are not limited to music, art, movies, games, health awareness, agency presentations, and motivational speakers. Please contact us for specific information about these ever-growing services.

Location

The Mustard Seed Community Impact Centre

503A Allowance Ave S.E.,

Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 3E4

825.222.4636

[email protected]

Wellness Centre

Our mission is to support and care for the whole person. Through our health & wellness programs, we support and aid people experiencing homelessness and poverty to improve their overall health and well-being through a client-centred program that is tailored to individual strengths.

Advocacy is the basis of our health and wellness programming, providing navigation through challenging systems for those experiencing environmental, social, and cognitive barriers. Our wrap-around care includes access to health services, such as counselling, assessment, and occupational therapy, as well as system navigation to access food and clothing, ID services, transportation, health education, and financial security and benefits.

Referral Form

Services offered:

  • Mental Health Counselling:
    • Unlimited sessions with a mental health counsellor
    • Access to clinical groups
  • Advocacy including:
    • Intake – introduction & referrals to services
    • System navigation
  • Assistance obtaining:
    • Government & various forms of ID including Birth Certificate applications
    • Alberta Works, AISH, CPP, & other government-run financial programs
    • Alberta Adult Health Benefit program
    • Medical care
  • Referrals for:
    • Tax completion & CRA assistance
    • Community organizations
    • Housing
    • Addiction Recovery
    • Mental Health Supports
    • Outreach
    • Employment supports
    • STI education, testing, & treatment
    • General information, guidance, and support

Get started now:

  • Please fax all Referrals to The Wellness Centre

Printable PDF Form
Print and fax to: 1-855-978-1522

Location

The Mustard Seed Community Impact Centre

503A Allowance Ave SE,

Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 3E4

1.825.222.4747

[email protected]

Emergency Shelter

The Mustard Seed offers a supportive haven for individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty for up to 30 adults every night.

Services includes:

  • Emergency Shelter
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Hot Showers
  • Hygiene Supplies

To help these individuals move forward, essential programming is provided through our Community Impact Centre, where they can access housing, employment, health & wellness supports, and more!

Location

Emergency Shelter

737 8 St SE,

Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1M6

1.833.448.4673

[email protected]

Spiritual Care

The spiritual care team consists of dedicated and passionate chaplains who work with our community seeking spiritual growth. As a Christian organization, spiritual care is the cornerstone of what we do. As disciples of Jesus, we believe we have a calling to help those in need navigate life’s challenges, which may include one’s purpose, legacy, hope, and faith.

Red Deer Services

Red Deer Community Impact Centre

The Mustard Seed meets the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness and poverty by providing our community with warm meals, clothing, and hygiene products.

Location

Red Deer Community Impact Centre

6002 54 Ave,

Red Deer, AB, T4N 4M8

1.833.448.4673

[email protected]

Red Deer Wellness Centre

The barriers preventing people from transitioning out of poverty and homelessness are as unique as the individuals facing them. Our wellness advocate breaks down these barriers by meeting with clients to determine which programs and services best meet their needs. These health and wellness services include counselling; medical doctors and nurses; assistance with obtaining ID, employment, income support, and housing; community resources; drop-in programming; and much more.

Referral Form

Location

Red Deer The Mustard Seed Shelter

The Mustard Seed shelter works on a housing first method while providing emergency support for those experiencing homelessness by providing up to 46 individuals with shelter, breakfast, hot showers, hygiene supplies, and laundry.

  • Hours of operation: 8pm-8am
  • Check-in time: 8pm-10pm

Location

Red Deer School Lunch Program

The Mustard Seed School Lunch Program ensures youth experiencing poverty receive healthy nutritious lunches during the school year. The program makes and delivers 500+ meals to low-income students, each day.

If your school is interested in joining this program send your requests to Sc[email protected]

Red Deer Spiritual Care

The Mustard Seed provides opportunities to meet the spiritual needs of its community; as a Christian organization, spiritual care is the cornerstone of what we do. Our programs are welcome to everyone and are voluntary to those who seek it.

The Mustard Seed Community Impact Centres

We recognize that poverty is no longer confined within the blocks of our downtown cores, and we understand the value of going out into communities and providing support to those in need. Located in Edmonton and Calgary, our Community Impact Centre create a greater sense of community and well-being, emphasizing the importance of prevention in the fight to eliminate homelessness and reduce poverty. These centres act as a welcoming community space and offer a variety of services from a cup of coffee to employment support, workshops, after-school programming, and much more.