Children & Families

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Fees
Interpreter services available
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Eligibility criteria
Age
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Gender
Referrals
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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.  http://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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The Childbirth Education Association Darwin is a community based organisation which provides information and support for women and their families and promotes self- reliance and confidence in pregnancy, birth and parenting.   CEA provide support through education sessions, pre-natal and post-natal exercise classes; library and general resources.  Childbirth Education Association is also a community advocate for birthing services.

Vinnies Opportunity Shops

Provides financial support to the agency through the sale of second-hand clothing, furniture, household goods and bric-a-brac, all at affordable prices.

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Vinnies Opportunity Shops

Provides financial support to the agency through the sale of second-hand clothing, furniture, household goods and bric-a-brac, all at affordable prices.

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Vinnies Opportunity Shops

Provides financial support to the agency through the sale of second-hand clothing, furniture, household goods and bric-a-brac, all at affordable prices.

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Training Sessions: Thursdays weekly at Nakara Oval from 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Football Without Borders (FWB) is an organisation that promotes the integration of refugees, asylum seekers and new migrants in the Darwin community by engagement through the practice of football (soccer). The program provides a great opportunity for participants to meet form new friendships, practice their favourite sport and grow in confidence as they find their place within the Darwin community.

FWB competes in Football NT’s Division 1 tournament during the active football season (Feb – Sep) and plays friendlies every other weekend throught the year. No matter your skill levels, you are welcome to enjoy football with us.

Support is fluid and extends to areas outside of football including help finding work, transport and communication systems.

Find us on Facebook as “Football Without Borders Darwin” and join in the fun!

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HeartKids is the compass to help navigate the lifetime journey of the 64,000 Australian children, teens and adults affected by congenital heart disease.  Our aim is to help them -and their families – to lead the most fulfilling life possible and to reach their personal goals.

We are the voice for all people impacted by congenital heart disease – the largest cause of infant death in Australia.

Our work is focused on our four pillars of Advocacy, Information, Research and Support.

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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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Katherine Isolated Children’s Service (KICS) endeavours to foster play based learning with quality resources by facilitating opportunities for geographically and socially isolated children to engage with visiting team members and other children.

Katherine Isolated Children’s Services

A mobile playgroup and parent information service for families living in remote areas.  The service particularly assists indigenous families and pastoral families.

Mobile Play Group

KICS is a mobile children’s service that visits remote areas providing playgroups and a parent information service. KICS playgroups are structured around education through play and social & recreational activities for children 0 to 12 years old.

The service particularly assists indigenous families and cattle station families.

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CREATE Foundation is the national peak consumer body representing the voices of children and young people with an out-of-home care experience (including kinship care, foster care and residential care).

CREATE Connect children and young people to each other, CREATE and their Community to Empower children and young people to build self-confidence, self-esteem, and skills that enable them to have a voice and be heard to Change the care system, in consultation with children and young people, through advocacy to improve policies, practices and services, and increase community awareness.

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CREATE Foundation is the national peak consumer body representing the voices of children and young people with an out-of-home care experience (including kinship care, foster care and residential care).

CREATE Connect children and young people to each other, CREATE and their Community to Empower children and young people to build self-confidence, self-esteem, and skills that enable them to have a voice and be heard to Change the care system, in consultation with children and young people, through advocacy to improve policies, practices and services, and increase community awareness

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Childbirth Support

Support, information and education is provided for expecting and new parents and includes a comprehensive library of books, CDs and DVDs; breast pump hire; birth pool hire; Welcome Baby classes; and parent education & support sessions in the Association’s training room.

Find us on Facebook: Birth and Beyond Alice Springs

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Sport & Recreation Programs

Provides sport and recreational opportunities for adults, young people and children over 9 years old with intellectual, psychiatric or physical disabilities or acquired brain injury. Services include adult group programs, youth programs and individual programs that assist with gaining access to chosen sports.

Programs focus on developing independence.

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Our job is to support anyone that is experiencing mental health distress.  This includes both the person that is experiencing mental health issues as well as their family and friends who are providing support both emotionally or practically.

We understand that talking to someone can be very difficult, but we are here to listen and to provide you with emotional and practical supports that will help find the best solution for all of you.

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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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Ruby Gaea provides specialist post-initial trauma sexual assault counselling, education and training service.  

Sexual Assault Counselling

Free & confidential counselling for women and children who have been affected by sexual violence. This includes sexual assault as a result of family or domestic violence. Medical and legal support is provided.

Support groups for survivors and their relatives are available. Workshops for practitioners and the general community; training lectures in the community on sexual violence; and a lending library of books, videos and articles on rape and related issues are also available.

Sexual Assault Prevention

Provides education in sexual assault prevention for primary school and secondary-school students.

A lending library of DVDs and articles on sexual assault and related issues is available.

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The Sunrise Centre Homeless Program

The workers at Sunrise help people re-connect with their community through introducing them to friendship and activity groups. They help them find long term accommodation, identify participant finanace concerns, organise government income entitlements and identify a local medical practice they can rely on, among many other things, such as advocacy and referrals.

All of this is vital to a person’s rehabilitation and re-introduction to their community. Being on the street or ‘couch surfing’ for an extended period of time makes people feel very isolated, so it’s important that they have all the knowledge and tools they need to stand on their own, when they are ready to leave the centre.

The Sunrise Homeless Program accommodates 30 single homeless people year round. Each person gets their own room with a bed, wardrobe, chair and desk, and adjoining bathroom. The typical length of stay is three months during which each person receives intensive assistance from a professional case worker.

The goal of each case worker is to fully understand the reasons for each person’s homelessness and develop a strategy for future accomodation and support options.

Services Available

  • Accommodation for singles 18 years or over
  • Referrals can be made by self or any agency
  • A caseworker is available for support and practical assistance.
  • The case worker can help with referrals and contact with other organisations
  • As we are a  temporary accommodation provider, the maximum stay is for 3 months
  • We can make referrals to assist you in finding more permanent accommodation

We Provide:

  • 30 short term accommodation beds
  • Residents have their own bedroom and a bathroom.
  • Case Worker Assistance
  • Advocacy, Practical & Emotional Support

 

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DISTINCTIVE WORSHIP

The Salvation Army’s primary motivation in providing practical social service comes from a spiritual base: its first purpose is to share the Gospel of Jesus with people of all ages.

Every weekend church services at The Salvation Army Darwin Corps endeavour to lead people into worship and present the message of Jesus Christ.

All the elements in the service work together and we use a variety of means to communicate the Gospel message through music (traditional and contemporary), drama, and the Bible message.

Prison Visitor Transport Salvo Shuttle

We offer transport for visitors to the prison on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for a $3-$5 donation.

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

DOORWAYS

Practical assistance in times of crisis……and beyond

Doorways is the entry point; come in and get some support from The Salvation Army.

Doorways is a safe place….
a place where you are respected,
a place where we listen,
a place where you can talk things through,
a place where people care
and a place of hope…

How can Doorways help?

If you need support Doorways exists for you.
Do you need help to get food?
Are you having trouble paying your electricity and water?
Can we help you develop a budget?
Talk it through at Doorways; see if we can help you.
Together we can work through the issues to come up with some suggested solutions.

Positive Action Planning

We can set up a plan and work with you to help get you closer to the point in life where you feel safe, involved, happy, productive, respected and valued.

Find your Doorway to a brighter future and unlock hope

 

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Save the Children is one of Australia’s largest aid and development agencies dedicated to helping children. The organisation works to protect children from harm and assist them to access qaultiy education and health services.

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Save the Children is one of Australia’s largest aid and development agencies dedicated to helping children. The organisation works to protect children from harm and assist them to access qaultiy education and health services.

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