St Mary’s House of Welcome opens a door to people who are homeless or living in poverty in Melbourne. We have an open door policy; we work with people who have been excluded from other services, have complex problems, are isolated and are most at risk of falling through the gaps.
If you’re lucky enough to have your own home, a job, supportive family and friends, you’ll probably never need the services of St Mary’s House of Welcome. But not everyone is that lucky. There are many men and women in Melbourne who find themselves disconnected and confused, looking for a safe place and help to access services. St Mary’s works with these people, and anyone who needs help.
We open our doors to those in need, six days a week. Our centre provides emergency relief, showers and meals for people in need as well as information and referrals. Longer-term programs and activities assist people to develop work, life and social skills and enable them to participate more positively in our community.