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.

Star of the Sea student browsing through clothing at St Kilda op shop

Stuck for gift ideas for this Father's Day? What do dads even like? The students at VCAL did a 'dad-poll' and came up with some great gift ideas that are easy and cheap (but don’t tell him that!). 

Ellen from The Only Way is Op dressed in vintage clothing

Find out from op shopper and blogger Ellen of 'The Only Way is Op' why she loves to op shop - and why you should to!

Two people having a discussion at a table as part of our Client Engagement Forums

People experiencing homelessness often say they feel invisible. We’re committed to listening to them and learning from their experiences and opinions as we shape the programs and services we deliver.

Emily from Blue Umbrella Lane standing in the Sacred Heart Mission South Melbourne Op Shop

This week is National Op Shop Week and to celebrate we spoke to Emily of Blue Umbrella Lane to find out her top 5 secrets to finding the best bargains when op shopping. Read them below.

Two people's legs walking away on a cobblestone pathway

J2SI takes a significant different approach from existing programs and sets a new benchmark for addressing long-term homelessness in Australia.

Our J2SI staff members standing outside a Sacred Heart Mission building

Sacred Heart Mission is proud to run one of the most effective programs to end chronic homelessness.

Woman holding an elderly man's wrist in a nursing home

Why is advocacy so important when it comes to the issue of homelessness?

Staff and students working together for our Aboriginal trauma workshop

What is intergenerational trauma and how does it affect Aboriginal Australians?

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.