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
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Age
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Gender
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Royal Life Saving Society – Australia works to prevent drowning and facilitate healthy, active lifestyles by equipping all Australians with water safety skills.

 

Aboriginal Legal Service

Provides legal services relating to civil, criminal and family law for Indigenous people. After-hours telephone contact is available.

 

Serviced by Head Office – Darwin

Resource Services

Provides municipal, essential and housing services for fiftyoutstations north, south, east and west of Alice Springs as well as various town camps in Alice Springs.

Services include housing management & maintenance,infrastructure and community development.

Transitional & After Care (VTAC)

Provides transitional accommodation and support for adults following drug & alcohol withdrawal and rehabilitation in order to help them sustain a successful transition back into the community.

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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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.

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.

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.

Baby Capsule Hire

Baby capsules for transport of infants up to six months of age are available for hire to families.

 

Families Playgroup

Social and recreational activities are provided for infants,toddlers and preschool children from 0 to 3 years old and for their parents or carers.

 

Three-Year-Old Kindy

Social and recreational activities are provided for three-year old preschool children.

 

Toy Library

A family lending library of educational toys and equipment that are fun to play with and assist infants’ and children’s cognitive, perceptual and physical development.

Toys and party packs can be hired for special events.

Jaru Pirjirdi (Strong Voices) Youth Developmental Project

A youth development and leadership program as well as an after-care project to assist at risk indigenous young people living in Yuendumu to build positive futures beyond substance abuse.

 

Mount Theo Respite Outstation

Provides a traditional program to assist people with anyproblems including substance abuse, petrol sniffing, suicidal thoughts or those who are victims of domestic violence. The program particularly assists Walpiri indigenous children, young people and adults.

Outreach Program

Provides diversionary and youth development activities for the Warlpiri communities of Willowra, Nyirrpi and Lajamanu. The Program includes WETT Youth & Media Project. The model focuses initially on diversionary activities for indigenous young people.

Project-based media workshops focus on developinginteresting youth & media opportunities for young people as a diversion from at-risk behaviours.

Higher-end media training and activities focus on employment options and media products for use in indigenous communities and the wider community.

The Program includes Willowra Youth Development Program, Lajamanu Youth Development Program and Nyirrpi Youth Development Program.

Vacation Care

Various holiday programs assist parents by providingrecreational activities for primary-school children.

The service particularly assists indigenous families.Warra Warra Kanyi Youth Counselling & MentoringService A community-based youth counselling and mentoring service operating from the remote Warlpiri community of Yuendumu.

 

Yuendumu Youth Program

Offers a range of youth activities to promote health and wellbeing for children and young people in Yuendumu.

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.

 

Registered Training Organisation (RTO)

Provides training in areas including aged care, health andcommunity services.

 

Skills for Education & Employment (SEE)

Provides language, literacy and numeracy training for eligible job seekers whose skills are below the level considered necessary to secure sustainable employment or pursue further education and training.

Youth Connections

Provides support for young people to participate in education & employment and to improve their health & wellbeing.

Yuendumu Women’s Centre (YWCAC) is a meeting place, a resource centre and provider of advocacy services for the women of Yuendumu and their families.

YWCAC manage the Yuendumu Women’s Safe House

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.

Darwin Community Arts (DCA) is a non-profit, incorporated Association that focuses on community-based arts and cultural development.

 

Malak continues to be a pilot area for DCA’s neighbourhood-based approach although its programs and projects cover different neighbourhoods of Darwin Region (which includes the Tiwi Islands, City of Darwin, City of Palmerston, and Litchfield Shire).

Health Education

Provides a range of programs to promote the health andpersonal & social development of preschool, primary-school and secondary-school children and assists them to predict, plan and prepare for real-life challenges.

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.

Education & Training Services

An independent Aboriginal community-controlled languageresource centre and adult education centre for the welfare of the Aboriginal community of Central Australia.

The Centre provides Aboriginal young people and adultsreturning to study with education & training courses in literacy, numeracy, vocational & higher education, Aboriginal culture and language studies and Aboriginal cultural enterprise studies.

Courses include Spoken & Written English, Assessment &Workplace Training, Certificates I, II and III in Business,Certificate III in Business Administration, Certificate I in Digital Media and the Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Program.

Publishing services are also available.

Waltja is an advocate for community-based services, and a go-between or mediating organisation linking Aboriginal people in remote communities to service providers and funding bodies. Waltja is also a service provider, providing training, health, nutrition, disability and advocacy, mental health support and youth services under Commonwealth, NT-funded and philanthropic programs.

Aboriginal Legal Service

Provides legal services relating to civil, criminal and family law for Indigenous people. After-hours telephone contact is available.

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.

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