Kick Start activities program

Wellbeing and activities program

Woman guiding a man through yoga as part of our Kick Start Program

Sacred Heart Mission’s Kick Start program aims to help people who are experiencing homelessness or disadvantage to build on their strengths and gain the confidence and/ or fitness to pursue sport, recreation and other wellbeing activities and importantly, participate in the wider community.

Clients often tell us of how they would like to develop their skills and be independent, to seek out and join sports groups and participate in community activities on their own or with friends. Kick Start aims to help people build the skills and knowledge to do this.

Kick Start offers individualised, case management support to people to help them participate in sport and recreation while addressing their physical and mental health and their drug and alcohol use. Kick Start supports them to be independent and build positive experiences of the community, from learning about healthy diets to learning how to swim and join a gym. For some, multiple mental and physical health or age-related issues create barriers to participating in sports and recreation activities.

Some of the free activities offered include football, swimming, yoga, tennis and walking groups.

Volunteers remain a vital part of supporting sporting and fitness activities and are a strong link to our wider community.

Art program

Les with his artwork at our Rooming House

Art programs commenced at the Mission in 1986. Art is one of the most popular programs offered at the Mission. The mediums offered include drawing and painting, collage, ceramics, mosaics, tin, textiles, printing, music, multimedia, film and photography.


With special thanks to City of Port Phillip for their support.

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0125,929Meals served through our meals program over the last year
096,000Hours contributed by our volunteers over the last year
07,012Responses at our Women’s House over the last year
Sacred Heart Mission respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate our services. We pay our respects to the ongoing living cultures of Aboriginal peoples, and to Elders past, present and future.
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