Family and Parenting Support

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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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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Variety is the children’s charity that provides support through grants for children and families. Grants include items such as mobility, communication and education, equipment and aids. Also includes grants for therapy services including occupational therapy and music therapy.

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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.

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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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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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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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Tangentyere Council is the major service delivery agency for the 18 Housing Associations known as ‘town camps’ in Alice Springs.

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Tangentyere Council is the major service delivery agency for the 18 Housing Associations known as ‘town camps’ in Alice Springs.

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The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.

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The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.

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The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.

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The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.

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The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.

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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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Peak body for playgroups throughout the Northern Territory which act as a voice and advocate for families, representing playgroups to government and the wider community.

The Playgroup Association NT (PANT) support all families in the NT to learn and grow through play, promoting fun and learning experiences for babies and children through community playgroups, whilst providing information and support networks for all families.

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Peak body for playgroups throughout the Northern Territory which act as a voice and advocate for families, representing playgroups to government and the wider community.

The Playgroup Association NT (PANT) support all families in the NT to learn and grow through play, promoting fun and learning experiences for babies and children through community playgroups, whilst providing information and support networks for all families.

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yourtown’s Parentline service offers confidential phone and WebChat counselling and support for parents and carers of children in Queensland and the Northern Territory. Our phones are open every day from 8am – 10pm, while WebChat is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm – 9pm.

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FINANCIAL COUNSELLING, CAPABILITY & RESILIENCE HUB

The Hub assists people in financial difficulty to address their financial problems.  Financial Counsellors and Financial Capability Workers assist clients one on one and in workshops helping them to know how to manage their money, develop saving plans and budgeting. This service covers Central Australia region and includes 33 remote communities and Alice Springs.

  • Financial Counsellors

Counsellors support clients with personal financial difficulties, undertake in depth assessments of a client’s financial situation and work with them to increase their capability to make informed decisions in resolving personal financial difficulties.  Advice includes debt management, negotiating with creditors, budgeting, bankruptcy, credit laws and eligibility for government assistance.  Make an appointment for a free professional and confidential chat.

  • Financial Capability Workers

Financial Capability Workers provide one on one and group sessions to assist clients with basic financial literacy, education and support as well as delivering community education sessions.

EMERGENCY RELIEF

Emergency relief is for people who are in a crisis situation and dependant on need can include food, food vouchers, blankets, clothing and where needed referrals to other support. This service is available every morning of the week Monday to Friday 9am to 12 noon.

 KWATJA ETATHA PLAYGROUP

Kwatja Etatha (Arrente for Living Waters) Playgroup runs intensively supported ‘play sessions’ where families are encouraged to interact with their children through structured play activities.  Playgroup sessions run during school terms on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am to 11.30 am.  Transport to and from Playgroup is provided.

FAMILIES LEARNING TOGETHER

Supported by Anglicare ‘Families Learning Together’ offers interactive workshops for parents including Circle of Security and learning experiences for families and parents on Babies and Toddlers Development, Caring for Young Children and Babies, Hygiene and Safety

INTENSIVE FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICE (IFSS)

This programme at Ntaria (Hermannsburg) aims to reduce child neglect through building on family strengths and supporting families to build their capacity to meet the needs of their children.  Families requiring support are referred from other agencies.

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Crisis accommodation Gove provides the highest of client care, confidentiality and support to all women and children experiencing domestic or family violence in an environment that is non-discriminatory, participatory, and culturally respectful.

The service is committed to promoting the health, wellbeing, and safety of all our clients and their families. A team of Support Workers and a Family & Children Support Worker provide 24/7 assistance.

Providing education and resources relating to domestic or family violence and involvement in community development activities.

Provision of support services to women and children who are at risk of or are experiencing domestic or family violence. Advocacy, information, education, referrals to empower women & their families towards self care, and self resilience in community life.’

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