St. Joseph’s Outreach Services Inc. (SJOS), was established in 1998 as St Joseph’s South Yarra Emergency Housing Association by individuals concerned about the welfare of the vulnerable, marginalised and disadvantaged. The first facility to open was a crisis shelter for families with housing emergencies.
In 2002, the committee saw the opportunity to utilise an old school building, creating a centre for emergency housing by the establishment of 12 fully furnished self-contained units.
In 2012, St Joseph’s South Yarra Emergency Housing Association become St Joseph’s Outreach Services Inc.
Today, SJOS has 12 fully furnished self-contained units, 1 crisis shelter, a Food Store, a Bread Bank and a Community Garden, all to support the community’s emergency relief needs.