Positions and policies

Four A4 booklets sitting on a table in a concertina pattern

Our position statements explain our views on issues such as homelessness, trauma, housing and more.

pdf Trauma statement (3.80 MB)

In order to understand homelessness, we must understand trauma.

pdf Long-term homelessness statement (2.20 MB)

We have a plan to support people out of long-term homelessness so they can realise their full potential.

pdf Response to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System (299 KB)

We urge the Victorian Government to prioritise holistic and trauma-informed care, and to improve access to the mental health system for people experiencing homelessness, mental illness and chronic disadvantage.

pdf Submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (331 KB)

Our submission focuses on how the aged care system can be improved to meet the needs of people who have experienced homelessness and chronic disadvantage, and highlight our experience delivering best practice and innovative models for people who have complex needs.

pdf Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria (360 KB)

We urge the Victorian Government to reorient the current homelessness policy and funding agreements and create a reform environment that leads to the establishment of tailored, flexible and responsive services that prevent and end a person’s homelessness.

0125,929Meals served through our meals program over the last year
096,000Hours contributed by our volunteers over the last year
07,012Responses at our Women’s House over the last year
Sacred Heart Mission respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate our services. We pay our respects to the ongoing living cultures of Aboriginal peoples, and to Elders past, present and future.
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