Articles by Cathy Humphrey
Cathy Humphrey has been working in the areas of community housing and homelessness since 1993. Initially working with people with intellectual disabilities, and since 1996 working in roles specifically focused on people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Cathy has worked within organisations such as Bethany Family Support (Geelong), Wesley Central Mission (Ringwood), Department of Human Services. She has been working at Sacred Heart Mission in St Kilda since 2002, and appointed as CEO in 2011. Cathy has accumulated over 19 years of service to an organisation that is leading the way in transforming people lives. Cathy’s passion is driven by an interest in people, human rights and a desire to make a difference, and that passion continues to burn brightly through leading the development of innovative solutions to ending chronic homelessness, the Journey to Social Inclusion.
A Decade of Investment – Journey to Social Inclusion
It took more than a decade to transform Sacred Heart Mission into the organisation that it is today. It all started from asking two questions back in 2006: What impact are we having? Are we delivering on our purpose, our vision and our mission? It took the courage of the board, the executive team and the whole organisation to stand back and take a hard look at what we were doing and be prepared to face the truths that would be revealed from our investigation.