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Our vision, mission and values

Our vision is of a society where street homelessness no longer exists and everyone has a place to call home.

The Passage takes its values and ethos from the teachings and example of St. Vincent De Paul, a Christian and social reformer who co-founded the Daughters of Charity in 1633. Vincent believed in action rather than words and in hands-on service to vulnerable people.

Our mission

1) Prevent street homelessness by intervening quickly before people reach crisis point.
2) End street homelessness by providing innovative and tailor-made services that act with compassion and urgency.
3) Advocate for those who feel they are not heard by amplifying their voice to bring about real systemic change.

Our values

As a Vincentian organisation, The Passage strives to be inclusive, encompassing a diverse and rich culture from our clients, volunteers, staff, supporters and partners. We seek to be a place of hope, aspiration, change and innovation, underpinned by values that reach back over 400 years.

This is reflected in our core values as below:

  • We assist people who have experienced homelessness to realise their own potential to transform their lives.
  • We act with compassion and kindness.
  • We are a voice for change and justice.
  • We build relationships based on trust.
  • We respect each other.
  • We are straightforward in all our dealings.
  • We believe in practical hands-on hard work.
  • We collaborate across all sectors of society.

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