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.

Man walking down a darkened tunnel

Last Wednesday night at 2am, 15 staff and volunteers from across the Mission crawled out of bed to count how many people were sleeping rough for the City of Port Phillip’s first Street Count.

Samantha Arthur and Chloe Hales in the newly renovated St Kilda op shop. St Kilda op shop. Grey Street Op Shop

As Sacred Heart Mission’s first op shop, Grey St will always be particularly special, which is why the op shop’s customers were kept in in mind when deciding on how to further enhance the shop.

2 op shop volunteers standing next to bright coloured clothing ready to serve customers

Have you ever shopped at one of Sacred Heart Mission’s 12 op shops across Melbourne? If so, you’ve directly contributed to helping fund the life-changing programs and services we deliver to support people experiencing homelessness or living in poverty.

Meet Bethlehem resident: Donna-Maree

After being diagnosed with mental illness in her mid-30s, life became a constant struggle for Donna-Maree. With the care and support provided at the Mission, Donna-Maree has been able to get back on her feet.

Meet Mission Champion: Volunteer Jennifer Anderson

We have been serving hot meals for anyone who needs one every day for 35 years. One of the amazing volunteers who has been a part of this service is Jennifer Anderson, coming in to serve meals most Wednesdays for over 22 years.

Mizzi Walker standing on street, smiling directly at the camera

Mizzi Walker recruits, refers and manages the Mission’s volunteers. It’s a demanding job but a fulfilling one.

Op shop volunteer June standing in our op shop

Meet June Ferguson. June volunteers at the Elsternwick op shop where she has spent every Monday for the last seven years doing what she loves

Our Facebook live panel for Social Inclusion Week

Brittany, our workforce participation worker, explains how she gives people the opportunity to participate fully in society, and why that is important.

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.