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 Jernigan Gardens damaged by a fire in December 2020.

“That was my first apartment after being homeless,” Stephanie said. “I was able to grab my kids and my cats and go. We didn’t even have the opportunity to put on shoes. We got out with our lives, and for that, I am totally grateful.”

Stephanie and her two children, ages 7 and 8, relocated to a new unit in the apartment complex.

Thanks to YOUR SUPPORT, the family received everything they needed to make their new house a home.

“To receive furniture from The Mustard Seed fills my heart with warmth and joy,” Stephanie said. “To have a place to come to after such an ordeal is a blessing all itself. But to have furniture to place into the apartment for my girls to have a bed of their own to lay in tonight is what will make that place special, will make that place home.

“We thank Mustard Seed for being here for us again, as it was for us before when everything was lost to us almost exactly two years ago. We feel we’re not alone.”

Client Story: Maritza

Maritza, 46, survived the Pulse nightclub shooting that killed 49 victims and wounded 53 others on June 12, 2016. For Maritza, her emotional scars run deep having lost her dear friend, Stanley, who was 23 years old when he was killed at Pulse. “I saw him earlier that night right before the bullets…

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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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June 18, 2021

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Memorial Day Weekend Hours

May 25, 2021

The Mustard Seed will close at Noon on Friday, May 28, and be closed Memorial Day Weekend. May we remember with gratitude and pride those who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives to protect our freedoms.

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