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 Annette seated on a sofa teaching a client how to play guitar

To celebrate National Volunteer Week we are sharing some of our volunteer stories. Annette is one of our long term volunteers who gives up her time to work with residents in our Aged Care hostels.

Chef Jesse Gerner smiling at camera, ready for Dine with Heart

We chat to Melbourne chef, Jesse Gerner ahead of our Gala Dinner to find out why Dine with Heart matters to him.

Volunteer Lynn Felder sitting next to her flower arrangements for the Dining Hall

Have you ever noticed the beautiful flower arrangements on the tables of our dining hall? Meet the lady behind the flowers, Lynn Felder.

Trinkets and treasures from our Sacred Heart Mission Op shop

Confused about whether to donate that old furniture piece to the op shop or dump it in the tip? Wade Piva, our Op Shops Manager gives us the lowdown on goods we can accept and those we can't.

Two people holding hands

Sacred Heart Mission joined 55 leading homelessness, housing and legal agencies, as well as church groups, to make a final appeal to the City of Melbourne to abandon the proposed bylaws which would make it illegal to sleep rough.

RHPP resident, Leena standing next to a ceramic wheel which she used for the art exhibition, Awakenings

Leena will be exhibiting three of these clay pieces at the Awakenings exhibition at Alliance Francaise next week, for a month.

Scenic orange painting from Rooming House resident, Leslie Holding

Creating art gives people an outlet and a feeling of accomplishment. It can be more powerful than the written or spoken word.

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.