The Women’s House

Are you in need of immediate help? Get help now
Sacred Heart Mission Women's House staff
Are you in need of immediate help? Get help now

Please note: Our service is temporarily closed. We expect to reopen our service at our original location at the corners of Robe and Grey Streets, St Kilda sometime after Easter 2023.

Even though the Women’s House won’t have its own location for a short while, we will still be here for you!

You can see a member of the Women’s House team at the Sacred Heart Mission Dining Hall (87 Grey Street, St Kilda) Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 1pm and you can contact us at or call 039 536 8464.

A welcoming, safe and supportive engagement hub
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Unscheduled visits welcomed Monday to Friday, 8.30am-12pm

The Women’s House in St Kilda is a welcoming, safe and supportive Engagement Hub tailored to the needs of all Women (Cis and Trans) who are experiencing homelessness, financial hardship or barriers to social inclusion and participation.

We strongly welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and people from the LGBTIQA+ community who may have a gender diverse experience. We are committed to providing a culturally safe and inclusive space for everyone who visits the Women’s House.

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Call or visit

The Women’s House provides:
  • A daily engagement hub and free breakfast
  • Duty response
  • Short-term housing assistance and support
  • Basic material aid
  • Social groups
Available from Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 12pm
Available from Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 12pm (or via appointment)

Our services for all women (Cis and Trans)

Women who access the house may be experiencing or at risk of homelessness, living in financial hardship, poverty and disadvantage, have experienced multiple complex traumas including family violence and can feel social and community isolation.

Women's House team

The Women’s House works with women to improve their life situation

The Women’s House offers duty response to anyone presenting at the service with an immediate need. Duty response includes the supply of material aid, basic advocacy, information and access to social inclusion opportunities.

We also work with women for short periods of time, offering up to six weeks of housing support with one of our Pathways Workers to resolve housing issues and establish access to health and other support needs.

Structured wellbeing and personal skills development group activities are available two to three afternoons every week. Activities include an art therapy program supported by the City of Port Phillip as social catch ups and a Women’s House newsletter released quarterly.

Over 100 women visit the Women’s House each month; about 24 per cent are refugees or recent arrivals. Many women visit multiple times and sometimes with children. 500+ presentations monthly are typical.

How we support women in our community

Watch this video to learn more about how we work with women such as *Nat to rebuild their lives after a crisis:

How to access the Women’s House

The best way to access our service is for women to drop in between Monday and Friday from 8.30am to 12pm to discuss their needs with our duty worker. A referral is NOT required.

Workers from other services are welcome to come and introduce women to our service in person.

Alternatively, workers can make a referral to the Women’s House by calling us on 03 9536 8464 or emailing appropriate information with client consent to Our service is voluntary, so referrals are strongly encouraged to present in person.

Please note, we preference visits from women with connections to the local area.

How we support women in our community

Our impact

558 responses at our Women’s House in 2020-21.

Bethlehem Community Program Coordinator Christine Faure
Our Impact

38 women living in safe housing at Bethlehem Community in 2021-22.

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