St Mary’s House of Welcome is a support centre for disadvantaged people experiencing homelessness, poverty and mental health issues. St Mary’s offers a variety of programs and activities for service users; but more than anything it is a place of welcome and refuge for those who need it.

At SMHOW 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.

In the financial year 2012-2013, St Mary’s provided 63,430 meals or food hampers. Community workers also provided almost seven thousand interventions throughout the year (these include support and counselling, emergency relief requests, information and referrals, financial advocacy and drug and alcohol support.)

St Mary’s is located at 165 – 169 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, and you’re always welcome.

We provide breakfast, lunch, snacks, showers and emergency assistance. We do not provide accommodation but we can help you find accommodation. We also have longer-term programs and referral networks – you can talk to us about the help you need.

We are open Monday – Saturday. See our website for full opening hours information