People experiencing homelessness are among the population most highly at risk of infectious diseases such as coronavirus. At least 40% of our guests and clients have pre-existing health conditions. With compromised immune systems, limited medical care, and poor nutrition, they already have a life expectancy of 30-40 years less than the general population. Their survival is threatened by this disease.
As a result, The Mustard Seed is taking steps to ensure the well-being and safety of our guests, donors, volunteers, and staff. We are monitoring the situation closely, communicating with Alberta Health Services and other public officials and acting on their advice.
We are continuing to provide essential services such as food and shelter, hygiene supplies and sanitation items to hundreds of people in need. We have created the Pandemic Relief Fund to help us with the increased costs for food, hygiene and sanitation items, personal protective equipment for our front line staff, and other urgent needs.
The essential services provided by The Mustard Seed wouldn’t be possible without your support. Thank you for your dedication to providing a safe, caring and hope-giving environment for people experiencing homelessness. Donate today!