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 theGovernment 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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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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Education & Communication Services

Provides capacity building in indigenous communities through education, support services and advocacy for indigenous people. Community development and cultural-awareness workshops are provided.

Health Education & Training

Provides health education and training about basic health, germs & microscopy, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and trongyloides for indigenous people.

Language, Education & Resource Centre

Works on behalf of indigenous people and with other service providers to facilitate self-determination & management within the wider community. Services include a resource centre, education & workshops, social welfare assistance, public relations and liaison with government departments &community organisations.

Radio Services

The Yolngu Radio Station provides local language broadcasts across Nhulunbuy, Yirrkala, Darwin and Palmerston, addressing communities’ cultural knowledge base and the questions that indigenous people want answered.

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Akeyulerre Healing Centre promotes Arrernte cultural practice, identity and knowledge. Cultural practices supported by the Centre include preparation and distribution of bush medicines, access to and support of Ngangkeres, visits to country, song, dance, smoking ceremonies and collection and preparation of bush foods. Akeyulerre is based in Alice Springs and also services Bonya, Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte) and Amoonguna.

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Akeyulerre Healing Centre promotes Arrernte cultural practice, identity and knowledge. Cultural practices supported by the Centre include preparation and distribution of bush medicines, access to and support of Ngangkeres, visits to country, song, dance, smoking ceremonies and collection and preparation of bush foods. Akeyulerre is based in Alice Springs and also services Bonya, Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte) and Amoonguna.

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Akeyulerre Healing Centre promotes Arrernte cultural practice, identity and knowledge. Cultural practices supported by the Centre include preparation and distribution of bush medicines, access to and support of Ngangkeres, visits to country, song, dance, smoking ceremonies and collection and preparation of bush foods. Akeyulerre is based in Alice Springs and also services Bonya, Santa Teresa (Ltyendte Apurte) and Amoonguna.

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Akeyulerre Healing Centre promotes Arrernte cultural practice, identity and knowledge. Cultural practices supported by the Centre include preparation and distribution of bush medicines, access to and support of Ngangkeres, visits to country, song, dance, smoking ceremonies and collection and preparation of bush foods. Akeyulerre is based in Alice Springs and also services Bonya, Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte) and Amoonguna.

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Akeyulerre Healing Centre promotes Arrernte cultural practice, identity and knowledge. Cultural practices supported by the Centre include preparation and distribution of bush medicines, access to and support of Ngangkeres, visits to country, song, dance, smoking ceremonies and collection and preparation of bush foods. Akeyulerre is based in Alice Springs and also services Bonya, Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte) and Amoonguna.

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Akeyulerre Healing Centre promotes Arrernte cultural practice, identity and knowledge. Cultural practices supported by the Centre include preparation and distribution of bush medicines, access to and support of Ngangkeres, visits to country, song, dance, smoking ceremonies and collection and preparation of bush foods. Akeyulerre is based in Alice Springs and also services Bonya, Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte) and Amoonguna.

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Al-Anon Family Groups

Self-help and support groups for people who have been affected by the drinking problem of a relative or friend.

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Al-Anon Family Groups

Self-help and support groups for people who have beenaffected by the drinking problem of a relative or friend.

After-School Care

After-school care is available for local indigenous primary school and secondary-school children.

Centrelink

Provides Centrelink services for the local indigenous community.

 

Community Development Employment Program(CDP)

Provides unemployed indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over with employment placement and skillsacquisition including accredited training and links toapprenticeships and traineeships.

Employment projects and activities are chosen by localindigenous communities or distinct groups of indigenouspeople within a community.

The training wage received by participants is equivalent to the appropriate unemployment benefit.

 

Creche

Provides child care for local indigenous infants and preschool children.

 

Delivered Meals (HACC) (Meals on Wheels)

Three meals a day are delivered at low cost to those who would otherwise be nutritionally at risk, including the frail aged and people with disabilities. The service particularly assists indigenous families.

 

Home Care Services (HACC)

Home Care services are available for frail elderly, incapacitated or ill residents and those with disabilities to help with household duties including cleaning, laundry, meal preparation, wood collection and shopping. The service particularly assists indigenous people.

 

School Nutrition Program

A nutritious breakfast and lunch are provided for localindigenous primary-school and secondary-school children.

Drug & Alcohol Services of Central Australia

Provides non-residential alcohol & drug treatment, counselling & case management, centre & home-based detoxification services and community development.

Nationally accredited training courses are also available.

Drug & Alcohol Services of Central Australia

Provides non-residential alcohol & drug treatment, counselling & case management, centre & home-based detoxification services and community development.

Nationally accredited training courses are also available.

Support for Alcoholics

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences in order to help them solve their common problems and assist recovery from alcoholism. Information is provided for callers about their nearest local meeting.

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Support for Alcoholics

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences in order to help them solve their common problems and assist recovery from alcoholism. Information is provided for callers about their nearest local meeting.

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Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

AA is an informal society of more than 2 million recovering alcoholics throughout the world. In Australia, there are about 18,000 members. They meet in over 2000 local meetings spread around the country. Meetings range in size from a handful in some localities to a hundred or more in larger communities.

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Senior Citizens’ Association

Provides a range of activities for seniors in Alice Springs including bingo, card games, woodworking, snooker, bus trips and a monthly lunch.

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ASYASS believes that all people have a right to secure, appropriate and affordable housing. Many young people are often disadvantaged in their access to housing through factors such as inexperience, family crisis and breakdown, financial insecurity and community prejudice.

Youth Housing

The Youth Housing Program Provides semi-independent accommodation (up to 12 months) to young people 16-21yo. The ASYASS Housing Program currently manages these properties are located across Alice Springs. The housing program offers young people, who are unable to reside with family, through case management the opportunity to re-engage with education, training or to gain employment, as well as to develop and strengthen life skills (including living skills) required to establish themselves independently. Where appropriate ASYASS also supports and encourages involvement with family.

Crisis Youth Refuge

Provides safe supported accommodation for young men and women, 15-17yo, inclusive 24 hrs/7days a week. Accommodation can be provided for one night up to 3 months. During their stay at ASYASS Youth Refuge, young people will also be provided supported though case management (where appropriate).

Young people will also be supported to:

  • identify and work towards their goals;

  • address their health, education and income needs;

  • develop appropriate life skills

  • (re)engage with family (where appropriate); and

  • Access long term accommodation where necessary

The Youth Refuge provides safe supported accommodation for young men and women, 15 – 17 years, inclusive 24 hours a day – 7 days a week. Accommodation can be provided for one night or up to 3 months.

Ampe Akweke (pronounced – umba kooka) “Little Babies Place”

Ampe Akweke is a place for single young women / mothers Program 14-23 years of age. Ampe akweke offers both outreach support and residential support, if the single young women / mothers have no where suitable and safe to stay. Young women can stay in the safe house for up to 3 months. Ampe akweke works with the young women to ensure they have theirs, their unborn child or their babies health needs met. Ampe akweke family support workers provide parenting education and support as well as case management to all young women accessing the program.

Emergency Relief Program

ASYASS administers Emergency Relief funds to young people who find themselves needing financial assistance in the form of:

  • purchase vouchers of a fixed value (e.g for food, clothes)
  • assistance to obtain appropriate forms of identification
  • material assistance such as blankets, clothing or school needs
  • appropriate referrals to other services that help to address underlying causes of financial crisis

This Program is administered from our office located at 12 Undoolya Road

Resource Centre

This program is a hub for information, training, life skills development, advocacy and support.  More than just a drop in centre, a calendar of training and activities is provided monthly.

Support workers are available to young people who are not necessarily in our other programs.  Outreach and emergency support are provided through this service and they provide linkages to other services.

They can be assisted to do their laundry, have a shower, assisted with food, clothing and medical needs.

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