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.

StreetCount 2018: Homelessness takes collaboration

On a cold Wednesday night in June, in a meeting room upstairs and to the back of Melbourne Town Hall, a group of volunteers met to learn about their role for the StreetCount 2018.

More than just a free meal - Sacred Heart Mission

Homelessness Week (6-12 August) raises awareness for people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the action needed to achieve enduring solutions.

My Community, My Way

The first stage of our most transformational building project in our 36-year history is almost complete. It will transform healthcare services for people experiencing homelessness.

The Three Amigos

On Friday mornings, you’ll find Jeff McClean and Brian Dowling in the Dining Hall serving up 200 cups of coffee over the busy breakfast period.

Sacred Heart Mission staff standing in front of Sacred Heart Central

We spoke with Nigel Sydney to discuss Men's Health Week and his work as Sacred Heart Mission’s Wellbeing and Activities Worker.

as a way of remembering past and present residents

The Sacred Heart Community residents have created a time capsule to remember past and present residents, while they patiently wait for their new home. 

Hetti the hostel dog

After 17 years and countless moments of love and laughter, Hetti very sadly passed away earlier this year. We would like to take this opportunity to honour her as a Mission Champion.

2 males sitting in Sacred Heart Central

We spoke to El ahead of Men’s Health Week (11-17 June), which raises awareness for preventable health problems and encourages early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

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.