By Letter to the Editor on December 17, 2020.
I have been reflecting on all of the negativity towards the new Mustard Seed project coming to Lethbridge and feel I must speak out. This is a wonderful organization and Lethbridge will be truly blessed to have “The Seed” lay down roots in southern Alberta.
A lot of people are vehemently opposed to this wonderful organization possibly setting up shop in their neighbourhood. All clients must be clean and sober or they are not permitted to stay. Many clients are in a homeless situation because of factors beyond their control. Others have worked hard to overcome their addictions and need some positive support to take the next step successfully. If we, as a society, can give them a hand up instead of a handout, it’s a win-win for everyone.
Yes, I would be happy to have them set up shop in my own neighbourhood. This is nothing like the supervised consumption site. Please take the time to learn what The Mustard Seed is all about on their website at theseed.ca.
Raylene van Rijn