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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Peak Body

The peak body for Aboriginal community-controlled healthservices in the Northern Territory. AMSANT works with the Government and communities to provide effective Aboriginal medical services and lobbies Government for positive changes that help to improve the health of Aboriginal people. The service advocates for equality in health focusing on supporting the provision of high-quality comprehensive primary health-care services for Aboriginal communities. AMSANT also provides representation on committees, forums, conferences, meetings, inquiries, commissions and seminars relating to Aboriginal health.

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Aboriginal Peak Organisations Alliance

An alliance comprising the Central Land Council (CLC), Northern Land Council (NLC), and the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance of the Northern Territory (AMSANT).

The alliance works towards providing an effective response to key issues affecting Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory;

  • advocates practical policy solutions to government;
  • increases Aboriginal involvement in policy development & implementation;
  • expands opportunities for community control; and
  • strengthens networks between Aboriginal organisations in the Northern Territory.
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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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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.  Moving Forward has 8 modules which cover the following subjects:  Smart Money 1 – Budget and savings; Housekeeping Tips and Tricks; Smart Money 2 -Credit and Debt Management; Self Care Tips for your Mind, Body and Soul; Smart Money 3 – A roof overhead-Sustainable Tenancy; Creative Shopping Tips and Tricks; Tips and Tricks to finding and sustaining employment and training; Tips and Tricks of Parenting.

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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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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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Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation (LNAC) is a large, progressive and professional Aboriginal organisation with a dual purpose: It is the representative organisation for the Larrakia people, the traditional owners of Darwin and is also a major service provider for Aboriginal people in the region.

LNAC is a dynamic, membership-based organisation, and a major Aboriginal service delivery and business development organisation in the areas of:

  • community services
  • homelessness support
  • land and sea monitoring
  • management and arts, culture and knowledge.
Aged & Disability Support Services

Larrakia Nation Aged Care Service is an approved provider of Aged Care Services for the Commonwealth Department of Health.  Our primary focus is to assist our clients in living stronger, living longer. We do this by focusing on working with individuals and their strengths, capacity and goals to enable them to remain living independently and safely in their home.

Tenancy Support

Provides life-skills training for tenants in areas such as budgeting, money & debt management, renters’ rights & responsibilities and household safety to enable them to retain tenancies and maintain healthy places to live.

Return to Country (RTC)

Provides information, referral, proof of identification documents, and return-to-country flights for indigenous people returning to their communities.

The office also finds short-term accommodation for indigenous people who are living in or visiting Darwin.

Health Engagement & Assistance in the Long Grass (HEAL) Program

Provides practical support for homeless and houseless indigenous people in order to improve their health and wellbeing. Programs include Grass Buddies and Arts in the Grass.

Larrakia Assist & Night Patrol

Our Night Patrol service runs three vehicles, seven nights a week, looking after Aboriginal people in Darwin and Palmerston. We provide early intervention to remove people from danger and keep them safe. We resolve disputes using culture and mediation.

Larrakia Outreach & Transport Service

An outreach intervention, prevention and transport service for indigenous people who are homeless, itinerant or living in the long grass. Transport is provided to enable people to attend medical appointments, Centrelink offices, other welfare services and the airstrip for return-to-country flights.

Youth Patrol

Our Youth Patrol is a new initiative funded in Night Patrol. Operating a bus with the same times and contact number as Night Patrol, we take young people home so they get to bed to be ready for school the next day. We work closely with local youth centres to deliver this service and we encourage any young people needing transport home at night to call us on 1800 101 645

Larrakia Rangers

Provide conservation and land management services including erosion control, feral animal & weed control, board walk construction, turtle rescue, fencing, marine surveys and water quality testing.

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For the Kids is an information and support program for separated parents and their children and offers:

  • individual counselling for parents and children
  • Family Dispute Resolution (mediation) services
  • group information sessions for parents
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Our ReStore op shop, based in Ludmilla, has many volunteering opportunities including:

  • customer service
  • sorting and displaying second hand items
  • administrative assistance
  • rag cutting and packing
  • warehouse operations assistance

Volunteer opportunities are also available with our Community Visitors Scheme. Volunteering as a Community Visitor can be a rewarding experience. By befriending an older person, you have the opportunity to make a positive difference in someone else’s life – as well as your own. Aged care recipients come from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds, and Community Visitors of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.

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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.

The NO MORE program aims to lower the incidence of Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence (DFSV) through raising awareness and effecting social change.  Change the behaviours of men who use violence through counselling and supportive sporting club culture.

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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.

The Financial Wellbeing and Capability program provides support to vulnerable individuals, families and communities to improve their financial capability, resilience and lifetime wellbeing.

We assist clients with budgeting and managing finances by increasing capability and improving skill development. This includes financial literacy education, information and coaching.

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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 Alekarenge.

Kids in Focus provides individual counselling, group counselling, community education and practical strategies for coping and developing healthy relationship skills.

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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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Crisis Accommodation (NAHA)

Short-term accommodation is available for women and their children in crisis or escaping domestic violence.

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St John Ambulance Australia (NT) Inc is a self-funding charitable organisation active in the Northern Territory, dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering or danger.

Ambulance Service

Provides twenty-four-hour, seven-day-a-week ambulance service. Patient transfer is also available.  Ambulance subscriptions are available for purchase.

First Aid Kits & Supplies

First aid kits and other first aid supplies are available for purchase. Re-stocking of first aid supplies is also available.

First Aid Training

Nationally-accredited training for CPR and first aid certificates are available. First Aid training includes emergency basic life support, first aid in remote locations, advanced resuscitation, occupational first aid, refresher courses and first aid management of anaphylaxis & asthma.

First Aid Volunteers

Provides first aid coverage at public events throughout the Northern Territory.

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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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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.

Child Care

Full-time, part-time and emergency child care are available to assist parents of children 3 months to 5 years old.

 

Early Education Programs

Provides in-house educational activities, outings and programs for children 3 months to 5 years old.

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