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.

Microphone on stage in front of crowded room

When it comes to talking about homelessness, it is important we choose our words carefully.

Man walking towards exit in hospital corridor

All of us need a good support network and our lives are made all the better by having people to encourage us and help us out when we need it. Read about the importance of a social support map.

Our J2SI staff members smiling about receiving Victoria's first Social Impact Bond

We have been selected by the Victorian Government to explore new approaches to complex social issues through the use of SIBs, which promote innovation and focus on outcomes for people who need the services the most.

Client practising yoga, guided by a trauma-informed yoga teacher as part of our Kick Start Program

Our Kick Start program aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people who are experiencing homelessness and chronic disadvantage.

Carlo Marcon and Dine with Heart Dinner attendees posing in front of a Sacred Heart Mission banner

Carlo Marcon is a massive foodie and a keen Dine with Heart diner. We chatted with him ahead of our Dine with Heart Gala Dinner on May 30 to find out why Dine with Heart is marked on his calendar every year.

Margaret standing in front of book case at Sacred Heart Mission St Kilda op shop

Margaret Corless cuts our Aged Care residents’ hair once a month, she works in our St Kilda Op Shop once a week and she has attended countless Hearts Football Club matches.

Relationships Manager Nicole sitting in front of Sacred Heart Mission banner

We are excited to welcome Nicole to the Sacred Heart Mission team as our new Relationships Manager.

2 older volunteers standing in Sacred Heart Mission op shop ready to serve customers

Retired volunteers make up a large percentage of our volunteer community and in celebration of National Volunteer Week we asked Mizzi, our Volunteer Coordinator to tell us a bit more about this generous group.

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.