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.

Christine from CHP and Intensive Case Manager Jessica talk about homelessness and poverty

To mark Anti-Poverty Week, we discuss the link between poverty and homelessness with Christine from the Council to Homeless Persons, who has a lived experience of homelessness.

'Raise the rate' campaign logo

We join community services providers to call for an increase to Newstart and other allowance payments across Australia.

Leanne Lewis, Kim Lee and Catherine Kenyon working on our outcomes measurement strategy

A tool we have been developing to help assess and demonstrate how we are assisting people has been validated and endorsed by the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia.

Two women talking and laughing

Our initiative providing a place-based, intensive case management response to rough sleeping in St Kilda has already housed 51 people and helped more than 80 people since December 2017.

Chris Middendorp, Manager Sacred Heart Central, reflects on three decades of rough sleeping

"We are not living in a housing crisis. This is a housing black hole," Chris Middendorp, Manager Sacred Heart Central, says.

Joe Camilleri-Heart of St Kilda Concert

Australian music legend Joe Camilleri has rocked out at our Heart of St Kilda Concert for the past ten years.

Mission Champion Frank Dunn guitar

Music lover Frank Dunn teaches residents at our Rooming House Plus Program how to sing and play guitar.

Volunteers serving meals in our Dining Hall

Judi Farrer has volunteered in our welcoming Dining Hall for 23 of its 37-years history.

Sacred Heart Mission respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate our services. We pay our respects to the ongoing living cultures of Aboriginal peoples, and to Elders past, present and future.
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