Donate with confidence.
Who are Sacred Heart Mission?
Sacred Heart Mission “assist hundreds of people who are homeless or living in poverty to find shelter, food, care and support.” They offer services in St Kilda and surrounding areas in Melbourne’s inner south-east region and Women's accommodation in Reservoir and Thomastown.
Why do they exist?
They highlight that there are more than 105,000 people in Australia who are experiencing homelessness and this number is rising. They have a mission “to build people's capacity to participate more fully in community life, by addressing the underlying causes of deep, persistent disadvantage and social exclusion.”
What do they do?
They provide crisis, short-term and medium-term solutions for the homeless through:
- Engagement hubs that provide meals, safe and welcoming spaces, and support.
- Individualised planned support including case management, GP service, complementary therapies, activities, crisis accommodation and volunteering opportunities.
- Longer-term support and accommodation including clinical care and support services, long term accommodation in self-contained apartments, home care for older people.
How do they earn their money?
How do they spend their money?
Should I donate to Sacred Heart Mission?
Sacred Heart Mission are a legally registered charity with deductible gift recipient status. They provide strong evidence that they are an effective charity. They have undertaken research on the causes and challenges for people experiencing homelessness and present a clear strategy to address these problems. Since 2009, Sacred Heart Mission have been evaluating the effectiveness of one particular program, called Journey to Social Inclusion, and show they are adapting delivery based on the results. Sacred Heart Mission are also clear about how they are governed and are transparent with their finances.
Sacred Heart Mission demonstrate they are both trustworthy and effective. Based on our analysis, we believe your donation will be used carefully and strategically to achieve their mission. It is for this reason we give a ‘donate with confidence’ recommendation.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
We have investigated the finances, operations and results of Sacred Heart Mission and present our evaluation in a report that you can download now. This evaluation shows you how your donation is spent, who is running the organisation and whether there are any potential conflicts of interest. It also examines whether the charity can demonstrate that they are delivering meaningful results. Finally, it contains our recommendations for potential donors and the reasoning behind them.
Download our complete evaluation of Sacred Heart Mission below to find out if they're the charity for you.
Find out whether Sacred Heart Mission is the charity for you. In this evaluation we describe what this charity does and why, what you should know about them, how your money is spent, who is running the organisation and whether they deliver results. Last of all, we recommend whether you should donate to them based on the findings of our analysis.