Photo of our Pathways team
Pathways team

We are in this for the long haul

We’re committed to making a sustainable difference in people’s lives.

Since we opened our doors in 1982, the Mission has evolved into an innovative not-for-profit organisation providing individualised support and care services to people who are experiencing homelessness and disadvantage. Together, we are making a difference in people’s lives.

Here’s what we accomplished in the 2020-2021 financial year …

Graham, Sacred Heart Community resident

391 people in stable housing

We support people to find and settle into their new homes.

Woman wearing a green sweater laughs into the camera

189 people in temporary accommodation

We assist people find temporary accommodation to get back on their feet.

746 appointments at the Wellness Place

We address the impacts of trauma, addiction, isolation and chronic ill health.

Head Chef Kirsty cooking in our Dining Hall

169,417 meals served

Every day of the year, we provide free, nutritious meals to our community.

2,267 times, our Pathways Workers provided support

Our Pathways Workers offer compassion, support and care to over 250 people per day who attend the Meals Program.

Person wearing a face mask receives a vaccination

700+ vaccinations administered

Our pop-up clinic provides Covid-19 vaccinations and boosters to our clients.

Two Meals Program volunteers preparing meals behind the bain marie

37,728 volunteer hours

Hundreds of volunteers dedicate their time and skills to support our community.

You don’t feel alone … you are a part of something

Sacred Heart Mission is committed to measuring and evaluating our impact so that we continue to evolve and serve our clients’ needs. A crucial part of this evaluation is gathering client feedback. Every year, we survey clients who access our Engagement Hubs or supported accommodation.

In April 2021, 85 Sacred Heart Mission clients participated in the survey. We have collated their responses into four main categories. Hear directly from clients below about what a takeaway meal has meant to them during a time of need or how Sacred Heart Mission’s services have helped others to feel less alone.

Help keep our doors open

Make a donation today and help keep our essential services open for everyone who seeks our support.