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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.

Meet Bruce Jackson and Clare Pickering

Clare Pickering is one of our cherished Five Minute Volunteers who generously donates her time to support our Sacred Heart Local clients. One such client was the inimitable Bruce Marwick Jackson.

Man walking down a darkened tunnel

Last Wednesday night at 2am, 15 staff and volunteers from across the Mission crawled out of bed to count how many people were sleeping rough for the City of Port Phillip’s first Street Count.

Samantha Arthur and Chloe Hales in the newly renovated St Kilda op shop. St Kilda op shop. Grey Street Op Shop

As Sacred Heart Mission’s first op shop, Grey St will always be particularly special, which is why the op shop’s customers were kept in in mind when deciding on how to further enhance the shop.

2 op shop volunteers standing next to bright coloured clothing ready to serve customers

Have you ever shopped at one of Sacred Heart Mission’s 12 op shops across Melbourne? If so, you’ve directly contributed to helping fund the life-changing programs and services we deliver to support people experiencing homelessness or living in poverty.

Meet Bethlehem resident: Donna-Maree

After being diagnosed with mental illness in her mid-30s, life became a constant struggle for Donna-Maree. With the care and support provided at the Mission, Donna-Maree has been able to get back on her feet.

Meet Mission Champion: Volunteer Jennifer Anderson

We have been serving hot meals for anyone who needs one every day for 35 years. One of the amazing volunteers who has been a part of this service is Jennifer Anderson, coming in to serve meals most Wednesdays for over 22 years.

Mizzi Walker standing on street, smiling directly at the camera

Mizzi Walker recruits, refers and manages the Mission’s volunteers. It’s a demanding job but a fulfilling one.

Op shop volunteer June standing in our op shop

Meet June Ferguson. June volunteers at the Elsternwick op shop where she has spent every Monday for the last seven years doing what she loves

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