Northern Territory Council of Social Service

Directory

A directory for the general public and workers to access up-to-date listing of community sector social services available in the Northern Territory.

Region Serviced
Disability Accessible
Fees
Interpreter services available
Aboriginal Controlled Organisation
NDIS Registered
Eligibility criteria
Age
Disability
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Gender
Referrals
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GIVIT Listed Ltd connects those who have with those who need, in a safe and private way. Through the GIVIT website, trusted Australian charities are able to request exactly what is needed by their clients. These requests are listed here, where everyday Australians can donate in response. Alternatively, donors can pledge items for donation into our virtual warehouse, a private online portal where registered charities can see and reserve what’s available.

When a need is matched to a donation, the GIVIT portal sends an email to exchange contact details between the donor and the charity. Then, the charity and donor agree between themselves on a delivery option. Once the charity receives the item, it is privately passed onto the recipient. The donor and recipient never meet as, above all, GIVIT Listed Ltd aims to preserve the dignity and privacy of people accessing support.

 

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After-School Care

After-school is available to assist parents of primary school children attending local schools.

Playgroup

Social and recreational activities are provided for infants and preschool children and their parents or carers.

Seniors’ Leather Workshop Group

Aboriginal elders meet to make leather goods.

Sport & Recreation

A sport & recreation program provides a range of activitiesincluding basketball, pool, table tennis and a drop-in centre with internet cafe facilities for children, young people and their families.

Stay Strong Women’s Group

A group focusing on issues of concern for young and adult indigenous women.

Vacation Care

Various holiday programs assist parents by providing recreational activities for primary-school children.

Youth Homelessness Program (Reconnect)

A preventive early intervention program for 12 to 18 year olds and their families where the young person is homeless or at risk of homelessness. The program seeks to improve relationships where the youth is becoming disconnected from their families, school or work and where there is a risk of their leaving home prematurely without family support.

Balunu Foundation

An indigenous owned & operated, not-for-profit registeredcharity working to break the cycle of indigenous disadvantage by targeting young people and reconnecting them to their true identities, dealing with the underlying problems they face and equipping them with the necessary skills to make good choices.

 

Indigenous Youth Healing Program

An indigenous youth healing program for disadvantaged, at risk adolescents 14 to 17 years old exhibiting anti-socialbehaviours including offending behaviour. Consideration will be given to children 11 to 13 years old in exceptional circumstances.

Eligible participants include those experiencing problemssurrounding their family life, personal abuse, alcohol abuse, domestic violence, drugs, criminal activity, identity issues, poor personal choices or incarceration.

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Mampu Maninja-kurlangu Jarlu Patu-ku Aboriginal Corp. operates the highly respected Yuendumu Old People’s Programme (YOPP) aged care service.

The core aim of the program is to provide a range of support services that enable old people to remain living in Yuendumu with their families and thereby relieving the risk of unnecessary permanent placement in Alice Springs nursing homes. We achieve this by delivering high quality, culturally appropriate care and services to aged and frail clients and by supporting family care givers.

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ABOUT BALUNU

The Balunu Foundation is a not for profit, charitable organisation focused on the healing of Indigenous youth and people and is based in Darwin, Northern Territory. In particular, Balunu seeks to instil a cultural identity among Indigenous youth at risk through a culturally

appropriate healing program which builds self belief and self esteem whilst assisting Indigenous youth to overcome the wide range of challenges they face as young Indigenous people in today’s society.

Balunu is focused on addressing the social challenges faced by Indigenous people and youth through a healing centred engagement approach. Although the program is Indigenous specific the program has achieved great success with non Indigenous youth who have attended the program.

Through a deliberate and purposeful program Balunu aims to provide hope for Indigenous youth and families by breaking the cycle of disadvantage through good health, education, life skills, opportunity, training, employment and most importantly healing. Identity plays the most crucial factor in strengthening the youth’s sense of self and the healing allows for the individuals to free their pain enough to take advantage of opportunity that exists to move forward in the new world, whilst maintaining a strong connection to culture and identity

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Saltbush Social Enterprises (Saltbush) is a not-for-profit organisation that was developed in response to the critical need for opportunities that create prosperity parity for marginalised Australians in the Northern Territory (NT).
We put Indigenous people at the centre of our organisation because we know we cannot achieve employment parity until all people have equal employment opportunities. Our motto is a person with a job is a person with a future. We strive to break down barriers that others do not experience by taking a ‘boots on the ground’ approach.
All programs and activities we deliver including Supported Bail Accommodation, Employment Services, Saltbush Wellbeing Program, and our Accelerated Aboriginal Chefs of Excellence (AACE) have an underlining focus on helping participants with employment opportunities.
Our strength is our unique mentoring product where our focus is to specialise in empowering Indigenous and other marginalised Territorian jobseekers to develop life skills and basic employability skills moving them along the continuum and then connect them to education and employment for a rewarding, meaningful and sustainable working life.
Saltbush also provide counselling.
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Migration Support Services

As part of the world-wide Red Cross tracing network, Red Cross tracing in the Northern Territory re-establishes contact between relatives separated as a result of war, conflict or international disaster. Various free-of-charge services are offered, including tracing, the Red Cross message service, family reunion, health & welfare reports and related services. Support is provided to people seeking asylum and living in the Northern Territory while they are awaiting determination of a claim for protection.

Emergency relief is available for any migrant experiencing a crisis, in the form of casework, limited financial assistance and in-kind support. Red Cross provides support and assistance to people who have been trafficked, or who have experienced forced marriage, through the Support to Trafficked People Program. Red Cross also conducts monitoring visits to immigration detention centres in Australia and offshore.

Communities for Children Program

Enables the establishment of community committees in both Palmerston and Tiwi Islands. The committees then allocate funding to a number of local programs to support families and children.

Disaster Response

Operation of the National Registration & Inquiry System

(NRIS) allows concerned relatives to track family members who find themselves caught up in disasters. Australian Red Cross also provides assistance for people affected by emergencies and disasters. Trained staff and volunteers identify those who need counselling & support and provide basic necessities, care and comfort.

First Aid Training

Public courses for First Aid training are available in Darwin at two locations, Katherine and Alice Springs. For all bookings please call 1300 367 428.

Opportunity Shops

Provide financial support to the agency through the sale of second-hand clothing, furniture, household goods & bric-a-brac, all at affordable prices.  Please view our website for NT locations.  https://www.redcross.org.au

Telecross

A telephone support service through which volunteers provide contact with people who are isolated because they are aged, frail or have disabilities or other restrictions. Trained volunteers telephone people in their homes at a pre-arranged time each day to check on their wellbeing. If there is no answer after several attempts, appropriate action is taken.

Remote Holiday Programs

Programs run for school aged children on the Tiwi Islands.

Place Based

Community Development Work in seven locations, with Community Development Officers and Cultural Support Workers assisting the communities to develop solutions and programs that are best for each community. Red Cross is working in Darwin, Galiwinku, Katherine, Daly River, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Tiwi Islands.

Save a Mate Our Way (SAM Our Way)

A Youth focused program with a focus on alcohol and other drugs.

The Shak (Located in Casuarina NT)

A youth centre where compatible programs and organisation can run their activities with youth.

Register of Adult Support Persons (RASP)

A youth justice program of volunteers providing support to young people who are being interviewed by police

Youth Activities

This is on the Tiwi Islands for young people aged from 12 to 25 and include sports on the oval and activities ranging from art and music to film night, barbecues, make-up sessions, games and activities that promote personal development and work readiness.

Kalano Flexible Care

A 16 bed hostel to cater particularly for the Kalano Community in Katherine.

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Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation strives to improve the cultural, social and economic well-being of the Jawoyn people, while always caring for country. 

We represent and support the Jawoyn people and country through our human services, land management, cultural and business enterprises.

Emergency Relief

Emergency relief is available in the form of food vouchers for indigenous singles and families in financial distress.

Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation

Provides human services, cultural & land managementprograms and business enterprises for the Jawoyn peopleand indigenous people living on Jawoyn land. Land andparks management programs involve traditional burningtechniques and feral animal control. The Corporation alsooperates as a regional development agency with a strongfocus on economic development, enterprise development and the creation of employment opportunities. Businessenterprises include Jawoyn Aviation and Nitmiluk Tours.Identification & preservation of cultural sites is alsoundertaken. The Corporation organises the Barunga Festival and operates the Manyallaluk Art & Craft Centre and the Ghumarn Culture Centre.

Women’s Leadership Program

An annual forum for indigenous women from the Katherineregion to recognise and develop leadership opportunities.

The Program also provides a forum under the auspices of the Banatjarl Strongbala Wimen Grup in which Jawoyn elders and elected representatives meet in alternate months, in their communities, to promote women’s leadership.

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Legal Assistance

Provides legal assistance including advice and casework for indigenous women, children and young people affected by family or domestic violence.

 

North Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Service

Provides legal assistance, referral and support for indigenous men, women, children and young people affected by family or domestic violence and sexual assault. NAAFVLS also focuses on raising community awareness and implementing prevention initiatives to address the problems of family violence.

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Legal Assistance

Provides legal assistance including advice and casework for indigenous women, children and young people affected by family or domestic violence.

 

North Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Service

Provides legal assistance, referral and support for indigenous men, women, children and young people affected by family or domestic violence and sexual assault. NAAFVLS also focuses on raising community awareness and implementing preventioninitiatives to address the problems of family violence.

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Generations of Indigenous Australians in remote communities have lived a life impacted by poor health. This affects the whole community, especially young people. Red Dust believes thats good health is the key to a bright future and that health outcomes can only be made possible through a two-way exchange with communities.

The Strong Young Women’s Program Delivers Gender-Specific Health Messages To Young Women To A Range Of Stakeholder Groups In Alice Springs And Remote Central Australian And Top End Communities.

In addition to highlighting the link between lifestyle choices and well being over an individuals life course, the program raises awareness of modifiable risk behaviours with an emphasis on alcohol use and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

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Generations of Indigenous Australians in remote communities have lived a life impacted by poor health. This affects the whole community, especially young people. Red Dust believes that’s good health is the key to a bright future and that health outcomes can only be made possible through a two-way exchange with communities.

Healthy Living Is A School-Based Health Development Program Delivered Through Three Stages Of Week-Long Visits To Schools In Remote Communities.

Healthy Living utilises sport, art, music and dance to drive its messages resulting in fun, interactive and inclusive classroom activities. Role Models from sport, art, music, dance, business and health provide the expertise to support the delivery of Healthy Living. Students learn the essential elements to good health including nutrition, hygiene, substance misuse and physical activity. Learning outcomes range from the recommended intake of fruit and vegetables to the definition and causes of common preventable diseases. Students are encouraged to be creative and learn new skills in sport, the arts and healthy cooking while interacting with role models.

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Generations of Indigenous Australians in remote communities have lived a life impacted by poor health. This affects the whole community, especially young people. Red Dust believes that good health is the key to a bright future and that health outcomes can only be made possible through a two-way exchange with communities.

Strong Young Men And Boys Program

The purpose of the SYMBP is to support the development of strong male Aboriginal youth as they navigate their complex worlds and overcome a range of cultural, spiritual, social-emotional and educational obstacles in order to achieve authentic success in their lives. All programs involve explicit and practical cultural synthesis, are delivered in both local language/s and English and are typically facilitated using a combination of strategies including yarning circles, explicit instruction, classroom teacher co-facilitation, peer led participatory approaches and hands-on interactive activities.

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Community Centre

The Centre provides social & recreational activities for the local community.

Community Development Employment Program(CDEP)

The program provides unemployed indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over with employment placement and skills acquisition including accredited training and links to apprenticeships and traineeships. Employment projects and activities are chosen by local indigenous communities or distinct groups of indigenous people within a community. The training wage received by participants is equivalent to the appropriate unemployment benefit.

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BushMob runs a residential program in Alice Springs for young people aged 12 to 25 years of age, wanting to get their lives back on track without alcohol, drugs or sniffing. The program allows each participant the option of a support person who can stay with them for a few days when they begin the program. The program requires the participants to undertake alcohol and other drug assessments, receive medical checkups and receive counselling. The BushMob residential program is a very unique program, tailored to meet the needs of young people living in Central Australia.

Outreach Bush Adventure Therapy Program

An early intervention program providing weekly, overnight & two-week adventure bush trips & camps for groups of 8 to 30 young people 12 to 25 years old. The programs focus on preventing youth homelessness; drug, alcohol & sniffing misuse; and disconnection of young people from their schools, families & communities. Program areas include skills development, self-discovery, counselling, team work, bush walking, swimming, rock climbing, caving, camel or horse treks, four-wheel driving, cooking & mechanics.

Outreach Intensive Support Programs for Young People

Support programs are provided for disadvantaged youngpeople 12 to 25 years old who are at risk of engaging in the misuse of alcohol, drugs or sniffing substances.Support available includes 24-hour care in residentialaccommodation, case management, counselling, briefintervention, life-skills development and education & training programs.

After-hours telephone contact is available.

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Miwatj Health’s mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of residents of the communities of East Arnhem Land through the delivery of appropriate and comprehensive primary health care and to promote the control by Aboriginal communities of primary health care resources.

Our service locations:

  • Nhulunbuy Clinic (phone 08 8939 1999; fax 08 8987 3355)
  • Galiwin’ku Health Centre, Elcho Island (phone 08 8970 5800; fax 08 8970 9292)
  • Ngalkanbuy Wellbeing Centre, Elcho Island (phone 08 8970 5700; fax 08 8987 9061)
  • Yirrkala Clinic (phone 08 8987 2650; fax 08 8987 3470)
  • Gunyangara Clinic, also known as Marngarr or Ski Beach (phone 08 8987 3800; fax 08 8987 3271)
  • Malmaldharra Clinic, Yurrwi (phone 08 8987 9903; fax 08 8987 9940)

Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS)

General medical services including acute care services are provided for indigenous families and singles.Miwatj Health also has medical clinics in Yirrkala, Galiwin’ku (Ngalkanbuy Health Service) and Gunyangara.

Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) Outreach Team

An AOD outreach team is available for indigenous people with alcohol & other drug problems.

Allied Health Services

Allied health professionals routinely visit the community toprovide ancillary medical services for community residents as well as support and advice for resident staff.Visiting allied health services include audiology, dentistry,dietetics, occupational therapy, optometry and podiatry.

Chronic Disease Outreach Team

A program focusing on the prevention of chronic diseases is provided.

Community Health Education

Provides public health awareness education including programs such as Tobacco Action, Social & Emotional Wellbeing, Strong Fathers, Strong Families, and Healthy Active Lifestyle.

District Medical Officer

A district medical officer is available twenty-four hours via telephone or radio for consultation as required.

Health Promotion

Health promotion programs are conducted to improve the health and wellbeing of the community.

Health Screening for Primary-School Children

An annual health-screening service is provided to monitor the health and well being of primary-school children.

Infant & Child Health Screening

Screening and monitoring of health for infants and children under five years old is provided as well as advice about health issues for parents with children in this age group.

Men’s Health Outreach Team

The Men’s Health Outreach Team focuses on health issues in indigenous men.

Mental Health Services

Mental health services are available to assist with problems of emotional and social wellbeing for indigenous people.

Specialist Medical Services

Specialist medical practitioners routinely visit the community to provide medical services for community residents as well as support and advice for resident staff. Visiting specialist services include cardiology, obstetrics & gynaecology and paediatrics. A visiting specialist physician and renal physician are also available.

Strong Woman

The Strong Woman is an indigenous woman or elder in the community who provides cultural education & information about women’s issues for indigenous females and provides support for indigenous women and their children to maximise their health & wellbeing. The Strong Woman may speak to women at the Health Service, visit primary schools & secondary schools or visit other places in the community.

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Aboriginal Peak Organisations Alliance

An alliance comprising the Central Land Council (CLC), Northern Land Council (NLC), and the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance of the Northern Territory (AMSANT).

The alliance works towards providing an effective response to key issues affecting Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory;

  • advocates practical policy solutions to government;
  • increases Aboriginal involvement in policy development & implementation;
  • expands opportunities for community control; and
  • strengthens networks between Aboriginal organisations in the Northern Territory.
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NPY Women’s Council’s purpose is to work with the women and their families of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankuntjatjara region in Central Australia to increase the capacity to lead safe and healthy lives with improved life choices.

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NPY Women’s Council’s purpose is to work with the women and their families of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankuntjatjara region in Central Australia to increase the capacity to lead safe and healthy lives with improved life choices.

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NPY Women’s Council Domestic and Family Violence Service (Alice Springs Head Office, services Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands).

NPY Women’s Council’s purpose is to work with the women and their families of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankuntjatjara region in Central Australia to increase the capacity to lead safe and healthy lives with improved life choices.

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