Monday 3rd August. 10:30 – 12:00
Join Sacred Heart Mission and the Centre for Social Impact during Homelessness Week 2020 for a presentation and panel discussion about Sacred Heart Mission’s Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI) Program.
This innovative and successful evidence-based initiative which has been proven by research, over 10 years, to reduce chronic homelessness, by providing people with housing and long-term support.
J2SI is offered by Sacred Heart Mission to the most disadvantaged and marginalised people in our community – those who are experiencing long-term, chronic homelessness – and over three years they are supported to exit homelessness rather than simply manage it.
J2SI Phase Two was run from 2016 and supported 62 people across inner Melbourne. The program built on the success and learnings of the J2SI Pilot (2009-12), which supported 40 people in the St Kilda area.
Evaluated by a team of researchers from Swinburne University of Technology and the Centre for Social Impact at The University of Western Australia, Phase Two participants were randomly assigned to two groups, with one group receiving support through J2SI and the other continuing to receive support as usual.
Outcomes for the two groups are presented in the evaluation reports, which will be launched during this impact2020 webinar.
Phase Three of the project is currently underway and the findings will contribute to the continuous improvement of J2SI and Sacred Heart Mission’s ambition to scale the program nationally.
- Cathy Humphrey, CEO, Sacred Heart Mission.
- Professor Paul Flatau, Director, Centre for Social Impact, The University of Western Australia.
- Associate Professor Monica Thielking, Chair, Department of Psychological Sciences, Swinburne University.
- *Fred, a former Journey to Social Inclusion participant.