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.

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Men’s Shed

Provides support, friendship and social opportunities for men of all ages. Men’s Shed provides tools and equipment that the men can use for small woodworking or other hobby activities and community projects.

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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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We are a non for profit organisation representing the veteran community of the Northern Territory

Opening: 3rd Sunday of every month – Monthly meetings

Tuesday mornings 10am-12 Trauma Teddy group

Friday mornings Advocacy services 10am-12pm

Our core values are to:

  • promote veterans and families health and well-being

  • provide compensation and welfare Advocates who work in the Community of Practise

  • represent Territory veterans at NT Government level

  • support local schools and other community groups

We conduct regular monthly meetings at Reg Hillier House where issues important to Veterans, serving & ex-serving members of the ADF and their families are discussed.

We also have BBQ get-togethers to invite friends and family to have an afternoon out and a bit of a yarn with fellow vets.

We welcome veteran visitors from interstate to all of our meetings and events.

History

Initially VVAA  (Vietnam Veterans) NT Rural Sub Branch, incorporated in 2001, our priority was to provide support and assistance to the Vietnam veteran community.

Over the course of time we recognised the need to assist younger veterans and their families and changed the VVAA NT Sub Branch constitution to allow membership to all veterans.

As a reflection of this, members felt that a name change would reflect the nature of our membership, so in late 2017 we became Veterans Australia NT. The history of beginning as a Vietnam veterans group will always be valued and remembered.

Advocacy

VANT provides an advocacy services including welfare and compensation assistance.

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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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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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Central Australian Congress has over 40 years of experience providing primary health care for Aboriginal people living in Central Australia. The organisation’s comprehensive range of culturally appropriate services and programs care for the social, emotional, cultural and physical health and well being of Aboriginal people.

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Apologies, our group courses have been temporarily suspended. We’ll let your know when they’re back up and running.

We offer a range of information and therapeutic courses in small groups for individuals, couples and parents. Our courses cover a variety of topics including; adjusting to separation, mindfulness, personal development, parenting, anger management and communication & interpersonal skills.

To view our current skill-building courses, visit https://nt.relationships.org.au/about-us/our-services/skill-building-courses/

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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.

It’s still business as usual for us, although we’ve closed our offices to limit the spread of COVID-19. Appointments will be available via phone and video only.

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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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Palmerston Men’s Shed

The Palmerston Men’s shed welcomes Men and Women over the age of 18 yrs.

Australian Men’s Shed Association provides space for rehabilitation, socializing, companionship and gremlins getting into trouble. We do many community projects, shed projects and personal projects.

We have a large variety of woodwork tools and machinery as well as welding plant and various other metal work tools for members to use onsite. Members are welcome to make their own things. Tools are not lent out.

Annual fee of $50 cover your insurance The Men’s Shed provides support and friendship to all.

 

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YWCA operates the Medical Accommodation Program  on behalf of the Department of Health and works closely with the Patient Assisted Travel Service (PATS).

Barbara James House (BJH) is a “Hotel with Heart” providing high standard and well appointed guest rooms for a guest and their carer. Our guests travel arrangements are made by PATS who bring them from regional Northern Territory locations to stay while accessing treatment at the Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre.

Dr Helen Phillipps Cottages (DHPC) are offers guests from remote or regional areas a “home away from home” in one of our six three bedroom homes located within close proximity of the Royal Darwin Hospital and Casuarina Shopping Centre. The facility has been established for people and approved carers from rural and remote areas to book through PATS to access medical or dental treatment.

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The Housing Support Program provides an opportunity for a continuum of housing services for young people and older single women. The Housing Support Program provides case management to respond to homelessness by assisting young people and older single women to move into, or retain, independent accommodation.

The Housing Support Program is made up of a range of medium-term and transitional housing options including:

  • Variety of accommodation to support young men, young women and families;
  • Individual, shared and group houses;
  • Head Lease accommodation options are available in the long-term, where the YWCA Darwin lease can be signed over to the tenant’s name at the end of the
    support period
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Food for Futures is YWCA Darwin’s catering and conference facility social enterprise operating out of Barbara James House and is able to support the work of YWCA Darwin.

Food for Futures provides nutritious meals to the clients from regional and remote area staying at this facility to attend cancer-related medical treatment.

Food for Futures provides full catering for your functions. We can cater breakfast, morning and afternoon teas, luncheons and dinners. External catering and delivery is also available, and we are happy to customise a menu to suit your taste buds!

Tele-conferencing equipment, PA system, lectern and white board are also available for hire.

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Wurli manages the Binjari Health Centre located 15 kilometres west of Katherine in the Binjari Community. Residents and visitors of Binjari can access a full range of effective and culturally competent primary health care services from the Clinic as well as access referrals into Wurli’s Community Services and Chronic Conditions Clinic available.

The Clinic promotes and protects health and wellbeing by encouraging the adoption of healthy behaviours, controlling the spread of disease and preventing harm and injury while influencing the social determinants of health.

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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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Family Dispute Resolution (formerly known as Family Mediation) includes education, information, dispute resolution and group work to help couples who have separated or are in the process of separating, to resolve family, parenting or property issues. These disputes may include parenting arrangements, child support, financial arrangements and property settlement.
It’s still business as usual for us, although we’ve closed our offices to limit the spread of COVID-19. Appointments will be available via phone and video only.
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