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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  • Employment

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Calgary Services

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.


Location

Wellness Centre

1010 Centre St S,

Calgary, AB, T2G 1B3

587.393.4020

WellnessCGY@theseed.ca

Calgary Foothills Shelter

The Mustard Seed meets the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness by providing individuals with emergency shelter, food, clothing, hot showers, and hygiene supplies.

Transportation to and from our shelter is provided daily from our Downtown Neighbour Centre. Currently, we have a capacity of 370 adults every night.

Location

Foothills Shelter

7025 44 St SE,

Calgary, AB, T2C 4E8

403.723.9422

info@theseed.ca

We offer transportation to and from the Downtown Neighbour Centre

Calgary Downtown Neighbour Centre

The Downtown Neighbour Centre offers programs and services for our guests, including:

  • Employment support
  • Mailboxes
  • Snacks
  • Emergency clothing

Location

Downtown Neighbour Centre

102 11 Ave SE,

Calgary, AB, T2G 0X5

1.877.731.7333

info@theseed.ca

We offer transportation to and from the Foothills Shelter

Calgary Employment

The Employment Services team (403.615.9216) works closely with clients to help them find meaningful, dignified work, and financial stability. Our coaches help individuals with:

  • Skills development
  • Resume building
  • Job searches
  • Employment retention assistance
  • Access to work attire and protective equipment

* Please note: due to COVID-19, programs and services are limited at this time.

Calgary 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 them.

Bible Study:
Downtown Neighbour Centre
Monday 3pm
Wednesday 1pm
Friday 9am
Chaplain David is available upon request by calling 403-462-0704 or emailing davids@theseed.ca.

Video Bible Study:
Downtown Neighbour Centre
Thurs. 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

We also offer Bible studies and a church service at our shelter and for the residents in the 1010 Centre St. building. There is a full-time chaplain at each location.

Please note: due to COVID-19, programs and services are limited at this time.

Calgary Housing

The Mustard Seed’s housing provides low-income Calgarians with more than just a safe, secure, private apartment of their own. Residents are supported with a community (events/activities, amenities, house keeping), education (free access to computers and employment coaching), and health care (free Wellness Centre located on main floor).

Our Housing Support programs allow us to help people from all walks of life and provide vital community supports for people who need a safe place, seniors living on a fixed income, new immigrants to Canada, people with disabilities, and people who have special needs. The Mustard Seed has a total of 274 supportive living housing units in Calgary.

For information or to apply, please contact us.

* Please note: due to COVID-19, our application process has been modified to abide by AHS protocols and regulations.

Location

1010 Centre

1010 Centre St SE,

Calgary, AB, T2G 0V8

403.767.2417

PSHintake@theseed.ca

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.

Location

Downtown Neighbour Centre

102 11 Ave SE,

Calgary, AB, T2G 0X5

1.877.731.7333

info@theseed.ca

Edmonton Services

Edmonton Shelter

More details to come

Edmonton Employment

The Employment Services team works closely with clients to help them find purposeful, dignifying work and financial stability. Employment coaches help individuals with skills development, resume building, job searches, employment retention assistance, and access to work attire and protective equipment.

Our SEEDworks program partners with local business and organizations to provide individuals facing barriers to market employment with workplace experience and a liveable wage while learning transferable skills.

Edmonton Housing

The Mustard Seed’s Housing Support programs connects community participants with safe, affordable housing and vital community supports.

The Mustard Seed 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. Residents can access support staff onsite 24/7 and provides encompassing services that include life skills development, medication assistance, addiction supports, crisis management, and referrals to other services.

Open Doors Manor is a 16-unit apartment building that acts as a transitional, semi-supportive housing unit for clients reintegrating back from the prison system. The building provides safe, low-cost housing clients can count on as they reintegrate and reconnect with friends and family.

Learn more about our two new supportive housing buildings, Prairie Manor and Canora Centre.

Edmonton Wellness

Our staff of wellness advocates help community participants navigate social support systems to obtain identification, income supports, housing and other social services.

Our advocates work collaboratively with other programs and community partners, and help provide access to other resources to improve overall well-being.

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

JocelynLapointe@theseed.ca

Edmonton Reintegration

The Mustard Seed’s Open Door Welcome Centre is available for former inmates who face barriers to obtaining housing and employment as they reintegrate into the community. Our reintegration chaplains journey with those transitioning from prison and we seek to be an open door where they can imagine a new future.

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.

Kamloops Services

Wellness

Nurse Practitioners provide the highest standard of medical care at The Mustard Seed and are able to diagnose, consult, interpret tests, prescribe, and treat health conditions for our vulnerable guests and clients.

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

250.434.9898

InfoKamloops@theseed.ca

Employment

The Mustard Seed Simply Catering Service provides skills development and employment opportunities for those facing barriers to market employment. All proceeds from the social enterprise got to directly support The Mustard Seed’s programs and services.

Thrift Store

The Thrift Store is an elevated and dignifying shopping experience. We accept new or gently-used clothing, jewelry, household décor, 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.

Location

The Mustard Seed Thrift Store

342 Seymour St,

Kamloops, BC, V2C 2G2

250.372.2273

DianaCorriveau@theseed.ca

New Look Hair Salon

The hair salon provides a dignifying experience to clients who would otherwise not have access to personal care services. The salon is fully equipped with industry standard professional styling stations and qualified volunteer hair stylists.

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

Medicine Hat Community Centre

The Mustard Seed Community Centre is open! Today we provide and meet the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness and poverty by providing:

  • daily feeding program
  • clothing room
  • hygiene products
  • washer & dryer

Location

The Mustard Seed Community Centre

503A Allowance Ave S.E.,

Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 3E4

403.504.0342

InfoMedicineHat@theseed.ca

Medicine Hat Wellness Centre

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

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

Services offered:

  • Intake – introduction & referrals to services
  • Assistance obtaining:
    • Government & various forms of ID
    • Alberta Works, AISH, CPP, & federal disability tax credit
  • Referrals for:
    • Tax completion & CRA assistance
    • Community organizations
    • Housing
    • Treatment for addiction
    • Mental health supports
  • Birth certificate applications
  • Employment supports
  • Alberta Adult Health Benefit program
  • STI education, testing, & treatment
  • General information, guidance, and support

Coming soon:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Mental health counseling

Location

The Mustard Seed Community Centre

503A Allowance Ave SE,

Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 3E4

1.877.731.7333

InfoMedicineHat@theseed.ca

Medicine Hat 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 and our programs are welcome to everyone and are voluntary to those who seek it.

Medicine Hat Shelter

The Mustard Seed has recently assumed operations of an emergency shelter, where we continue to offer support and services for individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty.

Every night we provide 30 adult individuals with:

  • emergency shelter
  • food
  • clothing
  • hot showers
  • hygiene supplies

Location

Medicine Hat Shelter

737 8 St SE,

Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1M6

1.877.731.7333

InfoMedicineHat@theseed.ca

Red Deer Services

Red Deer Community Support 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

Community Support Centre Red Deer

6002 54 Ave,

Red Deer, AB, T4N 4M8

1.877.731.7333

InfoRedDeer@theseed.ca

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 doctor and nurses; assistance with obtaining ID, employment, income support, and housing; community resources; drop-in programming; and much more.

Due to the pandemic, advocacy and counselling are available by appointment only.

Location

Community Support Centre Red Deer

6002 54 Ave,

Red Deer, AB, T4N 4M8

1.877.731.7333

InfoRedDeer@theseed.ca

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

Community Support Centre Red Deer

6002 54 Ave,

Red Deer, AB, T4N 4M8

1.877.731.7333

InfoRedDeer@theseed.ca

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 approximately 350 meals to low-income students, each day.

If your school is interested in joining this program send your requests to School Lunch

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.

Due to the pandemic, spiritual care is available by appointment only.

THE MUSTARD SEED COMMUNITY HUBS

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 supports to those in need. Located in Edmonton and Calgary, our three community hubs create a greater sense of community and well-being that emphasize the importance of prevention in the fight to eliminate homelessness and reduce poverty. These hubs 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.