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.

Our female staff who work in women's services

Elizabeth Kelleher, Program Coordinator for Sacred Heart Mission’s Homefront women’s service reflects on what the true face of homelessness looks like.

Man and volunteer sitting outside their house

We asked volunteer, Uli to reflect on her experience with our Five Minute Volunteer program.

Aunty Jacko and Jacqueline Kenward under the acknowledgement to country plaque

Homefront Support Worker, Samantha Montalvo, reflects on what Close the Gap day means for our clients and how Sacred Heart Mission is working to close the gap.

Volunteer Mark Gibson standing outside the Grey St op shop

Mark Gibson’s bond with Sacred Heart Mission started at an early age but it wasn’t until later in life, when Mark lost his father to cancer, that he was inspired to return to the Mission as a volunteer.

Long serving volunteer, Phillipa Ryan in our Dining Hall

Christmas hampers do not usually change the course of people’s lives. But that is exactly what happened to our volunteer Philippa Ryan.

Star of the Sea students with Chef Robyn in our Dining Hall

Support our meals program this May and Dine With Heart at work, home and school by hosting your own fundraising events

Caitlyn in the art room with a client at Women's House

In recognition of International Women's Day we spoke with Caitlyn Hayes-Dwyer of the Women’s Housing and Complex Needs (WHCN) project, to hear about what this day means to her and her work.

Meet Bruce Jackson and Clare Pickering

Clare Pickering is one of our cherished Five Minute Volunteers who generously donates her time to support our Sacred Heart Local clients. One such client was the inimitable Bruce Marwick Jackson.

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.