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.

Woman drinking coffee in a cafe with friends

Peer Support Worker Liz explains why social inclusion is key for people to exit homelessness and build a stable life.

Meals Program volunteers preparing takeaway meals in our St Kilda Dining Hall

From Dining Hall volunteer to ICT Coordinator, Faith Kaan has worked across many areas of Sacred Heart Mission with this year marking a decade of service.

Group photo of Sacred Heart Mission's op shop volunteers

Ricardo appreciates how op shops contribute to the circular economy by recycling donated goods. Volunteering at our Preston op shop, Ricardo especially enjoys visual merchandising at our store.

At Bethlehem Community Maria found a safe and secure home - and a community garden

The experience of homelessness at the age of 51 came as a shock for Maria. But at Bethlehem Community she found a safe and secure home - and a community garden. 

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.

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.