On our blog we talk about the issues, news, stories and thoughts that relate to Sacred Heart Mission's work to tackle homelessness and disadvantage in Australia.

Mother and child cooking together in a kitchen

People passionate about ending homelessness are coming together every year to raise awareness of the dire reality of poverty in Australia.

Photo of the front of the Sacred Heart Mission op shop in Preston

If you are new to op shopping and want to make the most out of your visits to our stores, hear from our op shop customers what their top tips are for a budding op shopper.

Photo of Sam Sowerwine and Cameron Lavery from Justice Connect

We have been partnering with Justice Connect for over five years to connect people in our community to the legal support they need to build their future.

Photo of Mikaila and Paloma from our Sacred Heart Mission online op shop team

Learn from Mikaila what's special about working at an all-digital op shop and what plans the team has for the future of our store.

Photo showing the two main characters of the film Some Happy Day

A new film is premiering in festivals around the world, and it takes place in the heart of our community.

The importance of social inclusion

Social inclusion is about feeling accepted within your community and being able to contribute to society in a meaningful way. In an inclusive world everyone benefits.

Two Sacred Heart Mission staff members celebrating Wear it Purple Day

To mark Wear it Purple Day, we are shining a light on something that sits at the core of our work: an LGBTIQA+ inclusive and diverse community.

Sacred Heart Mission's Fitzroy op shop with its famous space van

A spaceship themed van is parked in the middle of our Fitzroy op shop. It belonged to store volunteer Adrian, known as ‘The Space Van Man’.

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 has always aimed to be a place that embraces a sexuality and gender diverse community; everyone is welcome at our table and we believe a diverse community is good for everyone.