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.
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.
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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