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

COOLmob

COOLmob works with the Darwin community to help protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and water usage through improved home-energy efficiency, reduced car usage, reduced waste going to landfill and water conservation. Home and apartment building sustainability audits are conducted by COOLmob’s specially trained sustainability officers.

 

Environment Centre

Peak community-sector environmental organisation providing advocacy and policy development as well as conducting public media campaigns to raise community awareness of environmental issues and lobbying government on matters of environmental importance.

Programs offered include Living Harbour, Safe Climate, Nuclear-Free Northern Territory, Green Living and Nature Territory which deals with land clearing & sustainable land-use. The Centre is also involved with government processes and submissions including environmental-impact assessments.

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Sport & Recreation Programs

Provides sport and recreational opportunities for adults, young people and children over 9 years old with intellectual, psychiatric or physical disabilities or acquired brain injury. Services include adult group programs, youth programs and individual programs that assist with gaining access to chosen sports.

Programs focus on developing independence.

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Catherine Booth House is Darwin’s safe refuge for women who are being affected by domestic and family violence.

Staff members there support these women through crisis accommodation and intensive case management. They have also been working especially hard to ensure that there is more awareness surrounding the impact of Domestic and Family violence in the NT.

In recent weeks Catherine Booth House have had several success stories in which they have enabled women to walk away from domestic violence to become survivors, not victims. Now, they are intent on restoring their clients self-esteem through engaging programs that they hope will return them to an independence they had previously lost.

Catherine Booth House Provides…

A safe place for women 18 years and over, from all cultural backgrounds, who are experiencing crisis/homelessness a safe place to live.

Our services are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. We have Care Workers and a Coordinator available during these hours offering advice and services.

We can accommodate up to 7 women in a share situation.

Services include:

  • Crisis Accommodation
  • Support
  • Meals
  • Advocacy
  • Information

We can assist you in gaining referrals top appropriate services such as:

  • Domestic Violence Counselling
  • Domestic violence restraining orders
  • Centrelink
  • Immigration
  • Alcohol rehabilitation services
  • Drug rehabilitation services
  • Legal support
  • Medical attention
  • Assistance to retrieve personal belongings
A small fee of $25 per night applies
Contact Us

08 8981 5928

for information.

Our after hours number is 0428 590 944.

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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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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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Carpentaria Therapy Services

Allied Health services for children, young people and adults with a range of requirements in urban and remote areas. Our therapists incorporate a multi-disciplinary team including Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Psychologists.

 

Adult Day Program

Provides person-centred day service activities for adults with a disability, to enable participation in community life and development of  abilities within a broad range of life experiences. We support people aged 17 and above with high and low support needs and offer a variety of centre-based and community activities.

 

Short Term Accommodation / Respite

Provides respite services for urban and remote families of children and adults who have disabilities and high support needs with planned, regular support in a home setting with peers and support people, where participants enjoy community access activities such as swimming, horse riding, bbqs and picnics.

 

Supported Independent Living

Provides full time person-centred support and accommodation to enable people with a disability  to access and enjoy a safe, comfortable and fulfilling life in their home and in the community.

 

Support Coordination

Carpentaria offers Support Coordination services to assist in the implementation of NDIS plans, ensuring that individuals are able to find and connect with the services and supports they require.

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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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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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Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged (ACHA) is a referral and linkage service for older people over 65 years old or over 50 years if Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or under housing stress.

The program assists people to explore a range of housing options and provides linkages and referral services to other programs.

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TESIAT provides suicide intervention and awareness training at a subsidised rate to government and non-government agencies, the general public and targeted communities across the Top End of the Northern Territory.

The program offers both the skills based 2-day LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop and a half day Suicide Awareness session SafeTALK.

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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 Community Mental Health program provides early intervention support for vulnerable families with children and young people who are showing early signs of or are at risk of developing mental illness.

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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.

Our Housing Support Program works with clients to develop plans to either establish or maintain tenancies and build social and community integration.

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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.

This program aims to strengthen relationships, manage transitions and develop new skills in areas such as parenting, communication and managing difficult emotions.

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Youth Accommodation Support Service (YASS) provides a range of services and support to young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness aged between 15 – 19 years in Katherine, Darwin, Palmerston and the rural area.

Services include:

  • Medium term accommodation
  • Outreach support
  • Emergency financial assistance
  • Advocacy
  • Community education
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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  Katherine. For all bookings please call 1300 367 428.

Good Start Break

Provides projects that support acfast Clubcess to nutritious food for vulnerable people. Material aid in the form of breakfast is provided at primary schools and secondary schools to ensure children in need receive a good breakfast before study.

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.

Personal Helpers & Mentors Program (PHaMs)

PHaMs works to increase opportunities for recovery in adults and young people 16 years old or over who have severe functional limitations as a result of severe mental illness.

The program is a home-based outreach support service that assists people with gaining access to appropriate & timely support services, development of personal capacity & self reliance and increased community participation.

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.

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.

Register of Adult Support Persons (RASP)

A youth justice program of volunteers providing support to young people who are being interviewed by police.

Kalano Flexible Care

A 16 bed hostel to cater particularly for the Kalano Community in Katherine.

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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.

This program aims to provide professional counselling to schools where students can access quality counselling and group work programs, and an efficient, accessible and cost effective school counselling program for school communities, students and their parents.

Aged Care Services

Provides aged care services. The service particularly assists Aboriginal elders.

 

Child Care

Child care is provided to assist families of infants and preschool children.

Community Aged Care Packages (CACP)

A support service for frail Aboriginal elders who require a range of care services in their own housing. Care provision is developed and monitored through case management to ensure support for those at risk of admission to residential care.

 

Community Development Employment Program(CDEP)

The program provides unemployed indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over with employment placement and skills acquisition including accredited training and links to apprenticeships and traineeships. Employment projects and activities are chosen by local indigenous communities or distinct groups of indigenous people within a community. The training wage received by participants is equivalent to the appropriate unemployment benefit.

 

Construction Workshop

A housing maintenance workshop that also provides training for local indigenous people who wish to become employed as labourers.

Disability Services

Provides support and assistance for Aboriginal people withdisabilities.

 

Home Makers’ Centre

The Home Makers’ Centre is provided for local Aboriginalfamilies and individuals.

 

Julalikari Remote Employment Service (JRES)

The program provides referral to skills training for indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over who are living in remote indigenous communities and seeking work or require additional skills to carry out their jobs.

 

Land Management Unit

The unit propagates plants in the Kargaru nursery for supply to people in remote indigenous communities and for sale to residents of Tennant Creek.

The Land Management Unit also provides training for CDEP participants as well as weed-control services for remote indigenous communities and outstations.

 

Mapu Alliance

Earth-moving machinery is available for hire.

 

Night Patrol

Night Patrol, together with local police, provide a culturallyaware program that works to prevent incidents of violence in the town.

Support Services (HACC)

Support services available for Aboriginal people who are frail aged, ill or have disabilities include a home & community care (HACC) program, a home-maker’s program, respite care and supported accommodation.

 

Training & Employment Services

The program provides skills training for indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over who are seeking work or require further skills to carry out their role.

 

Youth Development Program

A drop-in centre providing sporting, recreational & educational activities for young people in the local community. Educational workshops include topics such as alcohol & drugs, health and families. The program also runs a residential program for children and young people 10 to 18 years old where they attend school then stay in safe-house accommodation overnight.

A diversion program is also available where young offenders perform their community service with the centre.

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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’s 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.

Healthy Living Is A School-Based Health Development Program Delivered Through Three Stages Of Week-Long Visits To Schools In Remote Communities.

Healthy Living utilises sport, art, music and dance to drive its messages resulting in fun, interactive and inclusive classroom activities. Role Models from sport, art, music, dance, business and health provide the expertise to support the delivery of Healthy Living. Students learn the essential elements to good health including nutrition, hygiene, substance misuse and physical activity. Learning outcomes range from the recommended intake of fruit and vegetables to the definition and causes of common preventable diseases. Students are encouraged to be creative and learn new skills in sport, the arts and healthy cooking while interacting with role models.

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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.

Diabetes & Cardiac Education

Provides education for people with diabetes and cardiacconditions as well as providing cardiac rehabilitation services.

Health Promotion

Conducts community information sessions and healthpromotion activities.

 

National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS)

Healthy Living NT administers the NDSS in Alice Springs.NDSS is an initiative of the Australian Government and isadministered by Diabetes Australia. People with diabetes who have been registered with the National Diabetes Services Scheme are eligible to purchase essential diabetes health supplies at low cost.

 

Retail of Diabetes Products

Healthy Living NT provides a range of diabetes related items for sale, including blood-glucose meters, sharps containers, circulation socks and recipe books. Free Medicalert brochures are also available. A mail-order service is available.

Support Groups

Self-help and health support groups are available for people with diabetes as well as information sessions for people newly diagnosed with diabetes.

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