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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.

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.

'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.

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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.

 

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