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.

This winter, we are sharing the story of Nat* to highlight the reality of women experiencing homelessness in Australia.

Catherine Harris at the at the Centre for Social Impact Roundtable

Our J2SI program was expanded through a funding model that uses a combination of funding and financing from government, banks and philanthropy - an Australian first type of transaction.

Group photo with Greg Barns, Cathy Humphrey and Father John

Greg Barns and his three siblings made a generous donation to the Women's House in memory of their mother Lola.

Mission Champions Gina and Lois

A bowl of colourful hats and scarves sits on the Hands on Health Clinic counter for clients to take, thanks to Lois, who hand-knits them.

The Mission’s newest op shop in Preston is a treasure trove

Last year’s opening of Sacred Heart Mission’s op shop in Preston brought its number of second-hand stores to an even dozen.

Spotlight on the Volunteer Department

With 1,800 volunteers to manage and various services to keep running, there needs to be a dedicated team on hand and that’s where the Volunteer Department comes in.

Mission Champion Licia and Vitoria

This Mother’s Day, we spoke to Vitoria Silva about how her mum Licia inspired her to join the volunteer team at one of Sacred Heart Mission’s op shops, despite both of them being at very different stages of their lives. 

What is the one thing you would tell the would-be Prime Minister?

This is what we asked our staff in the lead up to the federal election, in a time when homelessness has reached crisis point in Australia.

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 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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