Press Coverage

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July 23, 2020 (MLive): Saginaw’s Mustard Seed Shelter cuts ribbon on expansion that doubles its capacity

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July 22, 2020 (MidMichigan Now Live Video): New Mustard Seed Shelter Expansion in Saginaw

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July 22, 2020 (WSGW): Mustard Seed Shelter Addition Doubles Capacity

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CNBC Homelessness article

April 16, 2020 (CNBC): Homeless shelters run low on cash and volunteers as coronavirus spreads

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March 30, 2020 (MLive): Mid-Michigan homeless say shelters still a blessing amid coronavirus crisis

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Feb. 21, 2020 (MLive): 38 companies honored for Saginaw County investments

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Jul. 2, 2019 (MLive): Filmmaker highlights Saginaw groups in documentaries showing at Court Street Theater

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June 18, 2019 (WNEM TV5): Women’s shelter raising money for expansion project

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June 13, 2019 (WJRT/ABC12): Mustard Seed Shelter Expanding to Serve More Homeless Women in Saginaw

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June 6, 2019 (Township View, pg.9): Mustard Seed Shelter Plans Expansion in Saginaw

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April 3, 2019 (WSGW 790 AM): Our own Amy Bartels Roe was featured on Art Lewis’ FOCUS, along with Roberta Conley and Alicia Mercier from the musical group JAM.

Ashley Acre, 30, reads in her room at City Rescue, a shelter for the homeless, in Saginaw.

Feb. 15, 2019 (MLive): Saginaw homelessness organizations getting $2 million in HUD funding

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Dec. 3, 2018 (WNEM TV5): Delta College Students Build Walls for Mustard Seed Shelter Expansion

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Jan. 31, 2018 (WJRT/ABC12): Even in Death, Saginaw’s Mustard Seed House Benefits from the Late Tom Tripp

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July 11, 2015 (Saginaw News/MLIVE): Mustard Seed Shelter Marks 20 Years of Helping Homeless Women in Saginaw

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Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan/Saginaw Diocese Stories

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December 22, 2020 (Diocese of Saginaw): Mustard Seed Shelter Blessing Marks Completion of Expansion and Renovation Project

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Christmas 2019 (Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan): The Mustard Seed Shelter – introduction, interviews with Amy Bartels Roe and guests; Rev. Noel T. Rudy endowment

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2019 (Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan): A Visitor’s View of Mustard Seed Life (includes guest stories, capital campaign information)

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NCC Students

Jan. 31, 2019 (Catholic Diocese of Saginaw): Students Help Homeless Women and Children

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FAITH Magazine - October 2016

Want to learn more about our history? Mustard Seed Shelter was featured as the cover story in FAITH Magazine in the fall of 2016.

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Literature, Forms, Newsletters

Download Mustard Seed Shelter Overview Brochure
Download Prayer Card and Resource
Download 2021 Mother’s Day Card
Download April 2021 LEAFlet
Download December 2021 LEAFlet
Download Fall 2020 LEAFlet
Download Sept. 2020 Expansion/Renovation Update
Download March 2019 Leaflet

Leona’s Recipe Repertoire

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As part of being the beneficiary of SVSU’s Battle of the Valleys XV, we also were gifted with this beautiful video to help tell the story of Mustard Seed Shelter. Please share and help others learn about homelessness in our community and how Mustard Seed is helping break the cycle.

Year-End Updates

Download the 2018 Year-End Update
Download the 2017 Year-End Update