Joseph moved to Orlando from Philadelphia seven months ago after his mother passed away. He left his job at a mall and came to Florida, “with $300 in my pocket, a book, a box of clothes and a hope and a dream,” he said.
Joseph moved to Orlando to be closer to his siblings because he was going through a difficult time and needed a support system, he said.
He hasn’t yet found work but is receiving housing assistance through another nonprofit organization. The Mustard Seed helped Joseph fill his home with all the basic furnishings needed for a fresh start.
“For all those who are struggling out there, just know there is hope. There is light at the end of the tunnel,” Joseph said. “There are resources out there and don’t be ashamed to ask for help. Shame becomes fear and fear becomes setbacks in people’s lives.”
November 13, 2018
The Mustard Seed is honored to be one of 39 organizations receiving a grant from the City of Orlando Community Investment Program. Thank you City of Orlando for investing $20,000 in The Mustard Seed’s Furnishing Basic Stability for Individuals and Families program.… read more
November 1, 2018
Come out and support The Mustard Seed at Taste of Orlando at Waterford Lakes Town Center on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We’ll be serving beer and wine by the man cave. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Mustard Seed! Details here.… read more