About Sacred Heart Mission

It all starts with welcome, a meal, a relationship…

Sacred Heart Mission has a long history of effectively assisting the most disadvantaged members of our community to rebuild their lives. Since opening our doors in 1982, the Mission has evolved into an innovative organisation, sustained by a deep pool of generosity and support from the community. We greatly benefit from the support of the wider community that ensures we can continue to develop and innovate into the future, offering greater choices and integrated services so that people can have the benefit of carefully tailored support that addresses their individual needs.  We recognise everybody is unique. No matter where they are in their journey, we are here to support them.
We offer services in St Kilda and surrounding areas in Melbourne’s inner south-east region plus Women's accommodation in Reservoir and Thomastown. Many of our services are provided in partnership or collaboration with other organisations and agencies. Although the majority of our ‘on the ground’ services focus on the City of Port Philip area, our research, policy and advocacy work aims to address the underlying causes of deep, persistent disadvantage throughout Australia.
With someone in their corner, people who have faced extraordinary disadvantage and repeated episodes of trauma, can find the courage to face the challenges in their life.  The gift of an organisation like Sacred Heart Mission is that we are in this for the long haul - we are committed to making a sustainable difference in people’s lives.