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Join The fight to end Chronic Homelessness

Mustard Seed Project carries out high-barrier recruitment to provide low-barrier service navigation to individuals in or at risk of homelessness.

Mustard Seed Project's mission guided by a hand-up, not hand-out philosophy - is to connect unsheltered and low-income  individuals to services and programs through grassroots organization, relationship-based outreach, and volunteer case management.

Everyday in the U.S. there are more than 550K individuals living in homeless situations. Mustard Seed Project is composed entirely of college students and graduates who are dedicated helping our neighbors. With our Volunteer Service Navigation program, we fight homelessness by working one-on-one with individuals to build professional resumes, fill out applications (MediCal, General Relief, CalFresh, housing waitlists, etc.), and file referrals to community resources such as financial, legal, and healthcare services. We believe that if everyone helps in the community, we can end chronic homelessness.

Our Hotline: (619) 494-2226

What we focus on
Student homeless outreach team

Grassroots Organization

Our chapters are self-sufficient, with our volunteers governing themselves, recruiting students, hosting fundraisers, and educating the public about homelessness. We offer volunteers opportunities in leadership positions, building professional and life-long skills in social services.

College student volunteer for homelessness

Relationship-based Outreach

​​College student volunteers go out in groups of five weekly to densely populated areas of homelessness to provide basic necessities such as food, water, and hygienic products. Through this, we establish relationships in the communities that we serve, as well as figure out how we can better help the individuals we meet.

Student volunteer for homelessness

Homeless Case Management

Volunteer Service Navigators are chosen for their dedication and extensive experience with homelessness. Trained with the tools and best practices to connect homeless individuals to resources and programs, they create person-centered approaches to help our clients achieve their goals. 

How you can help

Everyday, over 11,000 women, men and children in San Diego and Riverside are living in constant uncertainty of where they will find their next meal or bed.

Mustard Seed Project weekly outreach care package assembly
Homeless outreach in Riverside

Our Commitment to Transparency

Mustard Seed Project's members are all non-paid volunteers, including our leadership team. We rely solely on the support of the communities that we operate in, with 88% of our revenue coming from donations and gifts. Therefore, we understand the importance of building trust with our supporters. Any and all donations we receive will go directly to either helping our clients or continuing the fight against homelessness.

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Contact Us

PO box: 8861 Villa La Jolla Drive #13352 La Jolla CA 92037

EIN: 81-5436762

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a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizing to fight against homelessness