Culturally and Linguistically Diverse

Region Serviced
Disability Accessible
Fees
Interpreter services available
Aboriginal Controlled Organisation
NDIS Registered
Eligibility criteria
Age
Disability
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Gender
Referrals

Multicultural Youth Organisation

A multicultural youth-led organisation that focuses on building the capacity of young Territorians to be active members of their community through networking, leadership development, peer education and the facilitation of social and recreational activities.

MyNT also advocates for the needs and rights of young people. A youth leadership summit is held each year with representatives attending from across the Northern Territory.

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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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COTA NT is the peak body for seniors in the Northern Territory advocating on their behalf and dedicated to promoting their well-being since 1969.

Now in its 50th year, COTA NT provides services, support and information including NT Seniors Card, Age Care Navigators, Seniors Month activities, multicultural programs and events including Seniors Expo

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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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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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Cooking With Asylum Seekers

Provides the opportunity for asylum seekers to cook the food of their own culture. Ingredients are provided.

Cooking With Culture

A cooking and nutrition program for older migrants. Each week members of the group offer to demonstrate the preparation and cooking of food from their own culture.

Emergency Relief

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

Multicultural Advocacy

The peak community advocacy body in the Northern Territory representing the interests, concerns and aspirations of people from non-English-speaking backgrounds. Interpreters are available.

Multicultural Parents’ Support Group

Supports parents from culturally & linguistically diversebackgrounds by providing them with information & support on issues of concern & interest such as health, positive parenting, education around the topic of child protection and providing healthy meals for families on a budget.

The program helps to reduce isolation, increase self-esteem and build positive family relationships through group discussion & social interaction.

Settlement Grants Program

The Settlement Grants Program assists ethnic communities through direct service provision, advocacy and community development. The Scheme provides information, referral, counselling and support to assist newly arrived migrants with special needs to gain access to basic services such as education, training, income support, health and language services. Regular information sessions are conducted.

The Scheme also identifies and meets the settlement needs of migrants and ethnic communities, analyses government policies, and provides advocacy on policy issues.

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Melaleuca Refugee Centre Torture Trauma Survivors Service of the NT incorporated is a community-controlled, not-for-profit Association operating out of Darwin. Melaleuca Refugee Centre provided an environment for resettlement and healing of refugee survivors of torture and trauma, their families and communities through confidential, high quality and holistic services.

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Melaleuca Refugee Centre Torture Trauma Survivors Service of the NT incorporated is a community-controlled, not-for-profit Association operating out of Darwin. Melaleuca Refugee Centre provided an environment for resettlement and healing of refugee survivors of torture and trauma, their families and communities through confidential, high quality and holistic services.

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Providing support for people with a mental illness and their families and carers.  Also providing early intervention for young people who may be at risk of developing a mental illness.

Wellbeing & Relaxation Centre

Provides emotional support, information, activities, workshops, education, respite, advocacy and referral for carers of people with mental illness.

Mental Health Support

Provides emotional support, information, education, respite, advocacy and referral for people with mental illness and for families and carers of people with mental illness. Social and recreational opportunities are available for people with mental illness and for carers in order to reduce social isolation.

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Child Advocacy

An advocacy group for children up to 8 years old provides a voice for children on any issue relating to them.

 

Children’s Inclusion Support Services

Provides support, resources and training for child-care services to empower carers with confidence, skills and knowledge in successfully caring for children with special needs.

Children with additional needs may include those from culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds, indigenous children, those with disabilities or developmental delay and refugees who have experienced torture or trauma during their refugee experiences.

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Families and Schools Together (FAST)

A program that focuses on strengthening families by improving their relationships within the family and between families and schools. All families can join a FAST program.

Baby FAST, Kids FAST and Youth FAST operate across various locations in the Northern Territory. Families attend the eight-week program, which involves coming together once a week and intentionally spending time together as a family.

Activities may include sharing a meal and undertaking family activities. Participants also have the opportunity to be involved in Parent Group and Kids Time.

FAST is an evidence based program utilising strengths-based approach and provides training for local community members and agency workers to run the program. Parents are empowered to be the leaders of their families.

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Supporting culturally and linguistically diverse community (CALD) in Alice Springs.

MCSCA is the only organisation in Alice Springs that provides settlement assistance to migrants and refugees.

  • MCSCA has a continuing role in representing, assisting community understanding and acceptance of cultural diversity and promoting multiculturalism.
  • MCSCA assists newly formed CALD groups and support social and cultural activities for individuals and families and to become part of the wider community.
  • MCSCA provide and assist in the provision of more appropriate, consistent and regular liaison between CALD individuals and communities and other organisations, employers, service providers and government departments.
  • MCSCA also provides the following activities/programs:
    • provision of case work, referrals and support to migrants/refugees.
    • mentoring and developing multicultural communities.
    • provision of information sessions on range of subjects based on current needs such as governance, legal issues, health, employment, parenting and family violence.
    • assist clients with citizenship application and preparation for test.
    • organising multicultural events such as Harmony Day and End of Year Gathering and monthly BBQ-Meet & Greet for new migrants in Alice Springs.

Multicultural Playgroup – “SusuMama”

MCSCA run 2 playgroups per week for newly arrived parents with babies and small children (from birth-4 years old) on Monday and Friday from 9.30 – 11.30am at the Alice Springs Youth and Community Centre.  The playgroup provides activities for parents and children and assist with their integration into the Australian society.

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Relationships Australia NT provides a diverse range of counselling services, responding to the needs of individuals, couples and families from all cultural backgrounds. Counselling is available on a wide range of issues including relationship development/improvement, relationship difficulties, sexual concerns, family violence, grief and loss, and individual growth.

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NTAHC delivers a range of programs aimed at preventing the transmission of blood-borne viruses (BBVs) and provides support for people living with a blood-borne virus. Programs are delivered in urban and remote communities via health promotion and one-on-one care and support.

Care and Support Service

Support for people living with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C. This includes budgeting assistance, counselling, a drop-in centre, emergency-relief funds, hospital visits, provision of vitamin and mineral supplements and referral to medical services and other agencies.

Needle & Syringe Program

A community needle and syringe program providing collection boxes, replacement needles & syringes, referrals, education on harm reduction, education for service providers and education about reducing the spread of HIV and other blood-borne viruses.

Sex Worker Outreach Program (SWOPNT)

Provides counselling and support for sex workers and escort agencies and referrals to other health care agencies and education on safe-sex practices and reducing the spread of HIV and other blood-borne viruses is provided.

Safer sex products are available for purchase through the SWOPNT SWOP Shop.

Health Promotion

NTAHC develops a range of health promotion campaigns and resources throughout the year, as well as holding events to acknowledge health awareness days of significance.

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NTAHC delivers a range of programs aimed at preventing the transmission of blood-borne viruses (BBVs) and provides support for people living with a blood-borne virus. Programs are delivered in urban and remote communities via health promotion and one-on-one care and support.

Care and Support Service

Support for people living with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C. This includes budgeting assistance, counselling, a drop-in centre, emergency-relief funds, hospital visits, provision of vitamin and mineral supplements and referral to medical services and other agencies.

Needle & Syringe Program

A community needle and syringe program providing collection boxes, replacement needles & syringes, referrals, education on harm reduction, education for service providers and education about reducing the spread of HIV and other blood-borne viruses.

Sex Worker Outreach Program (SWOPNT)

Provides counselling and support for sex workers and escort agencies and referrals to other health care agencies and education on safe-sex practices and reducing the spread of HIV and other blood-borne viruses is provided.

Safer sex products are available for purchase through the SWOPNT SWOP Shop.

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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 Alice Springs. For all bookings please call 1300 367 428.

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.

 

 

 

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KWILS is a non-profit community legal centre that provides free legal services for women in the Katherine Region.

We provide:

  • Information
  • Advice
  • Legal Assistance
  • Court Representation
  • Legal Education

We can help with:

  • Domestic and Personal Violence
  • Child Protection
  • Family Law – Advice
  • Divorce
  • Civil Law matters:
    • Credit & Debts
    • Victims of Crime Compensation
    • Contractual Disputes
    • Employment.
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Wurli After Hours Service

Wurli operates an after hours primary health care service to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Katherine region.

The After Hours Service can assist clients with general and acute health care needs.

The service operates:

Kintore Street

Client can visit Gudbinji Chronic Conditions Clinic located at 6 Kintore Street every Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm.

Clients are able to book appointments from 6pm to 8:30pm.

Walk-ins are also welcome.

Mobile Van

One night per week from mobile van that visits various community living areas and Katherine location every Thursday from 6pm to 9pm.

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Wurli Community Services

Wurli provides a range of community services to Aboriginal people living in Katherine and 40 km radius.

Clients can ‘walk in’ at any time during operating hours, but if clients prefer, the clinic also operates an appointment system for current clients.

Access to all clinical services is improved by our transport service, which can collect clients from anywhere within 40 kilometres of Katherine. Wurli will send out reminder letters and messages to you and family when due for an appointment or other type of follow up care.

Wellbeing Unit

The Wellbeing unit is located at 25 Third Street (above Wurli main clinic) and starts from a position of cultural sensitivity and respect to deliver individualised, holistic intervention, treatment and management services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People of the Katherine Region.

The unit also delivers community engagement and development activities that promote living socially and emotionally healthy lifestyle.

What to see us for

You can come and see us for support for the following:

  • Mental Health and Counselling Services
  • Psychological Services
  • Social and Emotional Wellbeing Services
  • Community education and information sessions
  • Assistance with resolving housing issues, understanding Centrelink payments and advocacy support.

 

StrongBala Justice Support Program

The StrongBala Justice Program aims to give Indigenous men regular access to culturally appropriate holistic health, justice and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) services as well as providing educational sessions through a Personal Development Program (PDP).  Referrals to internal and external health providers and other agencies are provided as required.

What to see us for

You can come and see us at 23 Third Street (downstairs) for support for the following:

  • Men’s issues
  • Family support
  • Good food advice/cooking
  • Breakfast and clothes washing facilities
  • Help in accessing other services, such as wellbeing, health and AOD services

 

Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Program

Wurli’s Alcohol & Other Drugs service provides a holistic and culturally competent drug and alcohol counselling service for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of the Katherine region.

AOD services are provided to assist in the reduction of the harmful impacts that Alcohol and other Drug misuse/ abuse has on other individuals and family safety, community well-being, as well as contributing towards the health outcomes for individual clients.

What to see us for

You can come and see us at 25 Third Street (above Wurli main clinic) for support for the following:

  • Drug and alcohol counselling for individuals, families and groups
  • AOD issues and resources
  • School visits and information sessions

 

Strong Indigenous Families (SIF)

Wurli’s Strong Indigenous Families (SIF) Program aims to address the behaviours that lead to family and domestic violence to improve the safety of women and their children.

Through the delivery of therapeutic services for children and case management services for the family, SIF works towards breaking the inter-generational cycle of family and domestic violence and the removal of children from families.

What to see us for

You can come and see us at 23 Third Street (upstairs) for support for the following:

  • Family safety planning
  • A range of therapeutic services and activities targeted at children and family units
  • Case management services including assistance with navigating services and advocacy support
  • Assistance with accessing emergency and crisis services
  • Community education and information

 

Katherine Individual Support Program (KISP)

The Katherine Individual Support Program (KISP) delivers case management and outreach services to people living rough in the Katherine community living areas and town camps.

The Program aims to improve health outcomes and increase the quality of life experienced by KISP clients. This program operates via an outreach model.

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