Client Stories

Each client who comes to The Mustard Seed has a unique story, and all of them have the same goal – to turn their house into a home so they can rebuild their lives. Your support of The Mustard Seed truly transforms lives and helps makes our community a better place for all. You make all the difference. Learn about your impact by reading the stories below.

Client Story: Emylee

Emylee and her two children, Ayana, 1, and Liyah, 5, lived in seven Orlando hotels after leaving their home in Connecticut.
The 24-year-old single mother and her children moved back to Orlando in 2020 to escape unsafe circumstances.  Emylee and her … continue reading

Client Story: Diamond

Diamond, 23, became homeless for three years at age 18. Then she became pregnant and lived on the streets with her boyfriend, taking refuge in an abandoned bus, an abandoned home and in her car.
Because Diamond could not care for her baby while livin… continue reading

Client Story: Paul and Jerel

Paul and Jerel fell on hard times while living in Richmond, Va., so the cousins packed up what little they had and moved to Orlando in the spring of 2020 with hope of a better future.
“I call this the senior golden state, and we moved here for the … continue reading

Client Story: Stephanie

In 2018, Stephanie received furniture and clothing assistance from The Mustard Seed after fleeing a dangerous relationship and finding herself homeless. Stephanie found herself needing help again after her apartment was among several homes in Jerniga… continue reading

Client Story: Laronda

Laronda, 31, kept the hat and shoes her grandfather wore when he died of a heart attack in 2018. She also saved as a memory his obituary and a T-shirt bearing his photo.
Laronda lost these mementos and everything she owned when a fire destroyed her … continue reading

Client Story: Emylee

Emylee and her two children, Ayana, 1, and Liyah, 5, lived in seven Orlando hotels after leaving their home in Connecticut. The 24-year-old single mother and her children moved back to Orlando in 2020 to escape unsafe circumstances.  Emylee and her children had nowhere to go so they lived in hotels…

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Client Story: Diamond

Diamond, 23, became homeless for three years at age 18. Then she became pregnant and lived on the streets with her boyfriend, taking refuge in an abandoned bus, an abandoned home and in her car. Because Diamond could not care for her baby while living in her car, the Department of Children and Famil…

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Client Story: Paul and Jerel

Paul and Jerel fell on hard times while living in Richmond, Va., so the cousins packed up what little they had and moved to Orlando in the spring of 2020 with hope of a better future. “I call this the senior golden state, and we moved here for the nice weather, and I used to vacation here,” Jere…

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Save the Date!

April 23, 2021

Join us Saturday, Nov. 6, for a seat at Raise the Table and a special evening featuring one-of-a-kind silent auction items created by local renowned artists, AmFund trips of a lifetime, gourmet cuisine and a live performance by stand-up comedian Rauce Padgett from The Jim Colbert Show on Real Radi… read more

Thank you Rooms To Go!

March 25, 2021

Our partner Rooms To Go celebrated its 30th anniversary in March in part by giving back to our community. Dressers are one of The Mustard Seed’s most scarce and much needed items, so Rooms To Go generously donated 25 brand new dressers for our families in need.

Throughout The Mustard Seed’s six-y… read more