Staff values

Two staff members in the Sacred Heart Mission office.

The Sacred Heart Mission team personally value…

These behaviours support the Mission’s organisational values and allow each team member to be personally responsible for living the values:

Trust and Honesty

  • We strive to be true to ourselves, to our own values and to those of the Mission.
  • We strive to provide the best services possible, with integrity and authenticity.
  • We trust and respect our colleagues and appreciate each others work.


  • We recognise each person’s unique experience, knowledge, talents and strengths, and draw upon these.
  • We build relationships that are respectful and empowering.
  • We look after each other and offer support when needed.

Happiness and Fun

  • We are creative and innovative in learning and achieving outcomes.
  • We are inclusive, positive and encouraging in our communication with each other and address misunderstandings with respect and dignity.
  • We recognise that it is important to have fun in the workplace whilst ensuring a safe and respectful workplace for all.


  • We proactively participate in the Mission’s purpose and actively contribute in the Mission’s decision making process.
  • We are passionate about the work we do and work with compassion and commitment towards our vision.
  • We embrace diversity and actively work to achieve social justice.

Diversity Statement

Diversity and inclusion is at the heart of Sacred Heart Mission. We consider the diversity among our staff and volunteers to be an asset offering strengths and capabilities which greatly support the delivery of our services. Based on our vision of an inclusive, fair and compassionate community, we aim to provide welcoming and non-discriminatory spaces for everyone. We will continue to work in partnership with the community and organisations to develop innovative actions to improve the responsiveness and inclusiveness of our spaces and services.

"Sacred Heart Mission engages a diverse range of people, staff and volunteers, to work across a wide range of services and in our opportunity shops. We are committed to ensuring that our spaces and workplaces are safe and welcoming for all people.”
- Cathy Humphrey, CEO Sacred Heart Mission

Our guidelines, policies, procedures, and practice aim to ensure equality and participation, regardless of gender identity, age, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religion, and/or sexual orientation.

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0136,596Meals served through our meals program over the last year
069,269Hours contributed by our volunteers over the last year
05,740Responses at our Women’s House over the last year
Sacred Heart Mission acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Victoria and pays respects to them, their culture and their elders past, present and emerging.


Sacred Heart Mission believes that the diversity of abilities, genders, sexualities, relationship identities, bodies and cultures in our community enriches us all and should be celebrated. Everyone is welcome at our table.