St Mary’s House of Welcome is a not-for-profit open access centre in the heart of Melbourne providing basic essential services to people who are homeless and experiencing poverty, severe and persistent mental health issues, and those who are extremely isolated and socially marginalised.
supporting the homeless
Many of those who come to St Mary’s House of Welcome for help, experience multiple issues such as sleeping rough, drug addiction, poverty, childhood trauma, mental illness, institutionalisation and street drinking; all of which result in chronic social and health problems.
St Mary’s House of Welcome’s open-door policy means that anyone who needs help can visit the centre for practical assistance. Whether it’s a meal, a shower and a change of clean clothes or other material aid, or more specialist support such as information, referral to access specialist services, legal support and emergency relief, St Mary’s House of Welcome’s doors are always open to those in need.
To find out more about St Mary’s House of Welcome or to provide support, visit their website at smhow.org.au.
how we are helping
St Mary’s House of Welcome was selected to be one of the recipients of our community financial support program for the 2021 / 2022 financial year. As part of the program, we have committed to providing St Mary’s House of Welcome with a $1,400.00 donation each month commencing 1 July 2021.
Donations made will cover the cost of providing St Mary’s House of Welcome with twenty dessert boxes – approximately one hundred and twenty portions – each fortnight, lovingly prepared by local pastry chef extraordinaire – @h0lysugar__
Details of dessert boxes provided by @h0lysugar__ to support St Mary’s House of Welcome can be found in the community gallery.