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Sacred Heart Mission services

At Sacred Heart Mission, we welcome and accept people as they are. We recognise that everyone’s journey is unique and we work to provide people with support that is effective and carefully tailored to their individual needs.

Our services include:

Other help resources

If you are in crisis, the free and anonymous website Ask Izzy can connect you with the services you need.

Call 000 if you are in immediate danger or need urgent medical help.

If you are experiencing homelessness, you can contact the following services:

  • To speak directly with a housing and support worker in Victoria, call 1800 825 955 (24 hours, free call)

Support services in St Kilda

  • Launch Housing, 122 Chapel Street, St Kilda 3182
    Open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. We recommend you come earlier in the day if possible.
  • For after hours and weekends: Salvation Army Crisis Service, 29 Grey Street, St Kilda 3182 
    Drop in or call 1800 627 727 (free call).
  • Victorian statewide number: 1800 825 955 (24 hours, free call)
    Speak with a housing worker and be referred to services and support in your local area.
  • The Salvation Army Crisis Centre: 1800 627 727 (free call) or (03) 9536 7777 (24 hours)
  • Rainbow Door is a free support service for all LGBTIQA+ people in Victoria, their friends, family and peers.
  • Switchboard provides peer-driven support services for LGBTIQA+ people, their families, allies and communities in Victoria.
  • QLife offers anonymous and free LGBTIQA+ peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. Call 1800 184 527 for support.
  • LGBTIQ Legal Service provides free help for LGBTIQA+ people in Victoria with their legal problems.
  • Victoria Police LGBTIQ liaison officers provide a contact point for LGBTIQA+ community members.
  • Child First provide children, young people and families easier access to the services they need.
  • Melbourne Youth Support Service: 9614 3688 (reverse call charges accepted)
  • Public Interest Law Clearing House - Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic (civil matters only): General number - 8636 4400; Legal inquiries - 8636 4444
  • Helping Out Guide, a list of free and low-cost services for food, accommodation, health and wellbeing and legal advice in Melbourne and surrounding suburbs
  • Community Food Guide, a list of food access programs, services and resources in inner Melbourne
  • Read our short guide on how you can support your loved ones if they are at risk of or experiencing homelessness - and how you can get through this difficult time as a relative or friend.
0136,596Meals served through our meals program over the last year
069,269Hours contributed by our volunteers over the last year
05,740Responses at our Women’s House over the last year
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 believes that the diversity of abilities, genders, sexualities, relationship identities, bodies and cultures in our community enriches us all and should be celebrated. Everyone is welcome at our table.