Formed in 1998 by a group of concerned friends, St Joseph’s Outreach Services (SJOS) is committed to providing transitional housing support services to those in need regardless of race or creed and to provide outreach services that work towards relieving the effects on poverty in our community.
The services provided by SJOS are delivered through a dedicated team of volunteers from all walks of life and from various communities. With a common goal to provide SHELTER, OPPORTUNITY and SUPPORT, there is always a need for more volunteers. Whether an hour a week, a month or a year, every hour of assistance from a volunteer supports the outreach services.
All our services are managed by generous people who volunteer their time and skills to help the disadvantaged in the community. To support the services provided, we rely heavily on financial donations via fundraising events and private philanthropists, as well as corporate and trust donations. SJOS is closely linked to the Parish of South Yarra, working together to provide these support services to the community.
St Joseph’s Outreach Services provides transitional housing units and a crisis shelter to the homeless, as well as a Food Store and a 24 hour Bread Bank to the disadvantaged in the community
As the health and safety of our volunteers, our supporters, our clients and our visitors is paramount during the coronavirus pandemic, we are closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 developments and following advice of expert authorities to respond to the outbreak to keep our people and the wider community safe and well.