Right now, Edmonton’s homeless need our help more than ever before. While life as we know it has been put on pause, the fight continues for our community’s most vulnerable and the frontline workers that serve them.
Through the COVID-19 pandemic, our partner beneficiaries in Edmonton have faced a number of increasing costs including additional staffing to help support the shelters high volume of guests, sanitation costs due to the increased scope and frequency of cleaning, personal protective equipment (PPE) to help keep their front-line staff protected and vulnerable residents safe and higher food supply costs as a result of more and more Canadians utilizing the system. Take a look at the difference your fundraising can make for members of our community who need it most:
The Jasper Place Wellness Centre (JPWC) is a non-for-profit (NFP) charity that has been serving Edmonton since 2006. Murray Soroka created the Jasper Place Drop in Society realizing his vision for a reinvigorated Jasper Place community. They work with people and community-based assets from low-income and/or vulnerable neighbourhoods to fill the systemic and socio-economic gaps they face in both an individual and a community-wide context. JWPC works from an Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) perspective, meaning they believe that all communities already have the tools, strengths, and abilities to become resilient, healthy collectives of people, while also creating systemic change. "It is our job as a community leader to shift quickly to reflect community needs, to organize and, to empower people to accomplish these changes and/or goals."
The Mustard Seed is a non-profit organization that has been caring for men and women experiencing poverty and homelessness since 1984. The Mustard Seed delivers basic services, housing, and support programs to those in need and works to build hope and well being for our most vulnerable citizens. Building Community. Growing Hope. Supporting Change.The Mustard Seed is a safe and supportive place where people experiencing problems associated with poverty and homelessness can have their physical needs met in the short term, but also begin to heal and grow mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for a better life down the road.