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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TEWLS is a community legal centre focused on the advancement of women’s rights. We provide high quality, responsive, and culturally appropriate legal services to women living in the Greater Darwin region.

We provide free and confidential:

  • Information
  • Advice
  • Casework and legal representation services
  • Community Legal Education
  • Advocacy and reform services

We can help with:

  • Family law;
  • Domestic and family violence;
  • Victims of Crime Compensation;
  • Housing and tenancy;
  • Consumer law;
  • Debts, fines and welfare rights;
  • Sexual assault;
  • Discrimination;
  • Employment Law;
  • Superannuation and Estates; and
  • Complaints about government and other services.

Free legal clinics – by appointment

  • Daily during business hours in our Darwin office;
  • Every Wednesdays after-hours in our Darwin office;
  • Every second Wednesday at the Palmerston Community Care Centre;

Outreach services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the town communities surrounding Darwin, women incarcerated in the Darwin Correctional Precinct, women being treated at the Royal Darwin Hospital, women at the Dawn House Women’s Shelter, and culturally and linguistically diverse women within the Greater Darwin region please contact our office for further details.

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Darwin Skills Development Scheme Inc is a community based not for profit organisation that is the Sponsor for Project Employment, the Indigenous Employment Program, and Emergency Relief funds.

We believe that everyone has the right to engage in meaningful work, to fulfil their potential as citizens and participate equitably in their community

Disability Employment Services

A specialised employment service providing placement,training and support in the open labour market for young people and adults with disabilities. Various free services individually tailored for job seekers, employees and employers are provided.

Emergency Relief Funds

The Emergency Relief Funds (ERF) program, funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services provides emergency assistance on a case by case basis for people in crisis situations. Assistance available includes food vouchers, payment contribution towards electricity, telephone accounts or other utilities account held by the account holder, emergency short term accommodation and other assistance as requested by individuals.

Cancer Support Services

Provides information and support for anyone affected by cancer and provides public education to increase awareness and prevention of cancer. A breast-care nurse and an ostomy service are also available.

Turbans, breast prostheses and mastectomy brassieres are available for purchase.

Education and in-service sessions for work places and schools are also provided.

Link-Up

Counselling and assistance to trace, locate and reunite with their families and communities for indigenous people who are part of the stolen generations.

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Somerville Community Services is a non-government, not-for-profit youth, family and community welfare organisation. Somerville prioritises and advocates for access to resources that will help disadvantaged Territorians to improve their circumstances and provide essential services to the community.  The 1800 007 007 National Debt Helpline provides free financial counselling via the telephone.  Financial Counsellors are available to assist with a wide range of finance related issues including money management, general debt and bankruptcy.  Face to Face appointments may also be available in our Darwin, Palmerston and Katherine offices.

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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.

Clinical Training

Provides remote clinical training and rural placements for medical students from Flinders University and other Australian universities.

Remote Health

Provides health education and undertakes research andevaluation relating to health in remote indigenouscommunities.

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Accredited Family Dispute Resolution practitioners can assist separating couples to work through issues such as living arrangements for their children and property settlements. Impartial practitioners provide mediation to help both parties reach an agreement.
Property mediation services are also available to separating couples without children on a fee for service basis.

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ReConnect is a free, voluntary and confidential service for young people aged 12 to 18 of age who have recently left home or are thinking about leaving home soon and require support.

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CatholicCare NT is a not-for-profit organisation, providing counselling services and programs to individuals, couples, families, children groups, schools and agencies across the Northern Territory.

The organisation provides counselling and other support services in Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Tiwi, Wadeye, Nauiyu, Jabiru, Maningrida, Nhulunbuy, Yirrkala, Ltyentye Apurte, Finke, Titjikala, Indulkana and Ali Curung.

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CatholicCare NT is a not-for-profit organisation, providing counselling services and programs to individuals, couples, families, children groups, schools and agencies across the Northern Territory.

The organisation provides counselling and other support services in Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Tiwi, Wadeye, Nauiyu, Jabiru, Maningrida, Nhulunbuy, Yirrkala, Ltyentye Apurte, Finke, Titjikala, Indulkana and Ali Curung.

CatholicCare NT ATAPS Triage Service liaise with GPs and referral sources to review client eligibility and allocate referrals to ATAPS providers. ATAPS Triage Service can be contacted Monday to Friday during business hours.

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Top End Mental Health Consumer Organisation Supports people living with mental illness through friendship and understanding.

TEMHCO promotes mental health & wellbeing and encourages life-skills development and the reduction of stigma surrounding mental illness.

Centre-based and community-based activities are offered in partnership with other service providers.

Education, information and advocacy are also provided.

The Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation’s main purpose is to improve the health and wellbeing of the people in the region east of Katherine in the Northern Territory using holistic approach.

Community Access Program

A range of activities that assists with community access for people with disabilities. Programs may include art & craft, cooking, shopping, swimming and meals at restaurants.

 

Employability Skills Program

Provides education in employment skills for young people and adults 18 years old or over with disabilities.

Younger people who are approaching school-leaving age may be assisted in some circumstances. The program also offers work experience and assists clients infinding work experience with employers.

 

Life Skills Program

Provides education in living skills for individuals with disabilities to enable them to live with a reduced level of care.

 

Respite

Provides respite care of people with disabilities in order to allow families and carers free time.

Women’s Refuge Accommodation

Crisis accommodation is available for women and theirchildren who are experiencing domestic violence.

Twenty-four-hour contact is available.

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CatholicCare NT is a not-for-profit organisation, providing counselling services and programs to individuals, couples, families, children groups, schools and agencies across the Northern Territory.
The organisation provides counselling and other support services in Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Tiwi, Wadeye, Nauiyu, Jabiru, Maningrida, Nhulunbuy, Yirrkala, Ltyentye Apurte, Finke, Titjikala, Indulkana and Ali Curung.

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The No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) provides individuals and families on low incomes with access to safe, fair and affordable credit.

Loans are available for up to $1,500 for essential goods and services such as fridges, washing machines and medical procedures. Repayments are set up at an affordable amount over 12 to 18 months.

To be eligible for NILS you must have a Health Care or Pension card or earn less than $45,000 a year after tax ($60,000 for joint applicants or people with children).

Loans cannot be used for cash, rent arrears, debt consolidation, holidays or bills.

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

Adolescent Program

A program for adolescents wanting to look at issues relating to their misuse of alcohol and/or other drugs.

 

Alcohol or Other Drug Support Program

Provides support and assistance primarily for families andindividuals affected by alcohol or other drugs, but is alsosuitable for people experiencing stress related to any lifesituation such as divorce or separation.

 

Children & Adolescent Support Program

A support program for children and adolescents 5 to 18 years old living in families where there is alcohol and/or other drug misuse.

Age-appropriate groups are provided.

 

Drum Beat

An innovative program for young people & adults and male & female prisoners that teaches about relationships, team building and communication through drumming.

 

Managing Your Life Program

Offers separate groups for adult males and females wanting to make changes in their lives relating to their misuse of alcohol and/or other drugs. The Program is also suitable for people experiencing stress related to any life situation such as divorce or separation.

School-Based Program

A program providing up-to-date information for secondary school students about the misuse of alcohol and other drugs. Programs are individually tailored for schools.

 

Skills for Life

A program for people who have been affected by the drinking problem of a relative or friend.

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