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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.

Michelle Skog, J2SI Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator Michelle explains how our Journey to Social Inclusion program works with people for three years to settle into a home.

Sacred Heart Mission supporters Robert and Irene Gilbert

“We are pleased to support the lasting and inter-generational changes Sacred Heart Mission is making to better our society, which is a way of living out our faith and our values.”

Sarah Galdes, Sacred Heart Mission's Training and Student Placement Coordinator

Sarah, one of our newer employees, is passionate about social justice and teaching practices that promote our trauma-informed and holistic service delivery.

Mission Champion Vera sitting in the volunteering office

Vera was on the lookout for an impactful way she could help the local community when she first came across Sacred Heart Mission six years ago.

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.

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Sacred Heart Mission has always aimed to be a place that embraces a sexuality and gender diverse community; everyone is welcome at our table and we believe a diverse community is good for everyone.
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