Community Impact Centre

Mustard Seed - Calgary, The


Description
Provides a community space for community activities, events, advocacy, employment programs and counselling.

Service provides:

  • drop-in community centres where people experiencing homelessness and poverty can access emergency assistance, basic needs support and referral while providing a greater sense of community and well being

Included at all locations:

  • advocacy for clients for referrals to appropriate services, aiding with system navigation and removing barriers
  • basic needs referrals (clothing, furniture, ID, housing, food, baby hamper)
  • access to telephones and a mailing address
  • spiritual care regardless of faith (voluntary, not required)
  • bingo and other games
  • warm beverages

Downtown Neighbour Centre:

  • employment coaching
  • Food Bank, registered clients can collect their Food Bank items at scheduled times
  • legal guidance (appointment required)
  • haircuts provided by stylists and barbers
  • free clothing on scheduled dates
  • computer and internet access
  • art classes, drawing and painting opportunities
  • creative writing classes

Marlborough Park Centre:

  • employment coaching (one-on-one job coaching and mentorship)
  • counselling for anyone aged 14 and older (referrals required)
  • income support application assistance (guidance and Alberta Commissioner of oaths services)
  • adult English as a Second Language, designed for beginners and intermediate speakers
  • COBS Bread, on Tuesdays stop by to grab a loaf of fresh bread
  • free tax clinic, files income tax returns and answers questions about taxes
  • free internet and laptop usage
  • sewing machine available to mend clothing (not a sewing class)
  • Little Readers (school calendar year), a program for children in the area in K - Grade 2 with a focus on improving and teaching reading skills (parental consent required)
  • Rock the Nation (school calendar year), a program for children in the area in grades 7-9 that provides a safe space to hang out, learn life skills and learn about volunteerism
  • Summer Day Camp, a pre-registered program for kids in grades 1-6 that focuses on building children's confidence, leadership skills and teamwork (eligibility screening upon registration and snacks provided)

Manchester Centre:

  • employment coaching (one-on-one job coaching and mentorship) and work gear is available for participants who find employment
  • income support application assistance (guidance and Alberta Commissioner of oaths services)
  • COBS Bread, on Tuesdays stop by to grab a loaf of fresh bread
  • English class provided with Further Education Society of Alberta (FESA), to improve reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
  • homework club (school calendar year), in partnership with Further Education Society of Alberta (FESA) for kids aged 5-12 to support educational development with tutoring, educational games and snacks (parental consent forms required)

Shaganappi Centre:

  • income support application assistance (guidance and Alberta Commissioner of oaths services)
  • computer and internet access
  • English class provided with Further Education Society of Alberta (FESA), to improve reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
  • Fresh Routes Market, stop by to buy healthy affordable fruits and vegetables on scheduled date
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • individuals experiencing homelessness
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • call or e-mail to book a counselling appointment
  • walk-in for other activities and services

Referral Process: No


Waiting Period: No,
Toll Free
1-833-488-4673 (General Inquiries)
Web Site
https://theseed.ca/CICManchester
Email
MCNC@theseed.ca(ManchesterCentre); LuisS@theseed.ca(Advocacy); LuzKarinaL@theseed.ca(EmploymentCoaching); DavidS@theseed.ca(SpiritualCare); DenielleGuinto@theseed.ca(SiteLead)
Languages
English
Fees
Fee: No


Fee Reduction: No


Membership Fee: No


Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Ramp is available. 
Other disabled access: No -
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Agency Information
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Last Verified On
September 5, 2023
Address
5757 2nd Street SW
Calgary, AB, T2H 3B6
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Hours of Operation
Mon
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Tue
01:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Wed
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Thu
01:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Fri
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Closed for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.