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.

Volunteer Olivia holds up a vintage dress at our Elsternwick op shop

On November 30, our Elsternwick op shop will release an entire treasure trove of vintage and retro goods.

Our Social Work students, 6 women, in a meeting room, lined up in two rows all smiling at the camera

One of the best ways to learn is to ‘do’. That’s one of the many reasons why SHM has developed a Social Work Student Unit, which welcomes social work students to immerse themselves in our team over a 14-week period.

Two jumpers side by side, on the left it has holes and on the right has been mended with colourful patches

Erin’s love for op shops and savvy recycling skills makes her the ideal poster-girl for National Op Shop Week. 

D'Arne Finnis, wife of Saints CEO Matt Finnis pose for Give a Frock

The wonderful women of the AFL will #Giveafrock from this year’s Brownlow Medal night and other AFL-related events. We spoke to the St Kilda Football club to find out why they are taking part in #Giveafrock.

John of CHP is outside, he is looking directly at you, his face is covered in intricate tattoos

John was living in a block of inner-city Housing Commission flats and he’d started up a furniture moving business with his mate, using his van. Things were going well and he was pretty happy but then his van broke down.

Project 101 Crane starting phase 1 of One Heart One Home

The flurry of activity on our transformational building project - Project 101 or ‘One Heart, One Home’ - continues, with a crane and piles of structural steel appearing on site as the project enters its second stage.

Teresa and her family have attended every Heart of St Kilda Concert for the last 9 years

This year the Heart of St Kilda Concert will celebrate its 10th Anniversary. You may have been to one or two of the nine that have been held so far. But could you claim to have seen them all?

Hewison Private Wealth volunteers in their aprons ready for a Dining Hall shift

Hewison Private Wealth, is a generous company which supports Sacred Heart Mission through its charitable arm, the Hewison Foundation. The organisation also allows all staff days off to volunteer at the Mission itself.

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.