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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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 Nauiyu Nambiyu Child Care Centre provides quality child care services that meets the needs of families and communities.

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Intensive Family and Parenting Support helps keep vulnerable families together. Through assertive outreach and case management, families are supported to develop parenting skills, build relationships with their children and strengthen their capacity to keep children and young people safe from harm.

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The Child and Family Contact Service supports children and young people in the care of the Chief Executive Officer of Territory Families to have meaningful and quality contact with their parents and family. Families are supported to develop parenting skills and a safe environment that will help facilitate the return of children and young people into their care.

Where reunification is not possible, children and families are provided with contact opportunities that enhance connection to culture, family and community.

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Community Housing is offered in Alice Springs for people on low to moderate incomes. Located at Bloomfield Street, the housing complexes include two-bedroom units that are available to rent.

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The NT Housing Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) provides support to people with a mental illness who currently live in Department of Housing and Community Development accommodation. HASI assists participants to maintain their tenancy and also provides psychosocial support to help participants develop life skills that will improve their quality of life.

Referrals are through the Top End Mental Health Service (TEMHS) or the Department of Housing and Community Development.

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Home Care Packages provide a range of in home supports for people over 65 years, or 50 years if Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander to maintain independence and continue living in their own homes.

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Katherine Isolated Children’s Service is a remote, mobile playgroup. KICS is a not-for-profit, registered charity funded under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) through the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA). KICS travels vast distances to bring the joy of play based learning to socially and/or geographically isolated children and families living in Indigenous communities and on pastoral stations in the greater Katherine region.

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The Suicide Prevention Program develops, promotes and delivers suicide prevention activities and builds community awareness and capacity to respond to suicide and other related issues. The program aims to improve outcomes for people at risk of suicide across Katherine, Mataranka, Binjari, Lajamanu, Barunga, Beswick, Manyallaluk, Minerri, Kalarindji, and Jilkminggan.

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headspace Katherine is a free and confidential service that can help eligible young people aged 12 to 25 with their mental health and wellbeing. headspace Katherine provides assistance in 4 key areas: Mental Health, Physical and Sexual Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) and Vocational Support.

headspace Katherine is an inclusive service which does not discriminate regardless of race, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, gender or disability.

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Volunteering NT is community spirited, inclusive, innovative and promotes a culture of learning. We
work with individuals, organisations and communities who are interested in volunteering to:
• provide a credible and informed voice in volunteering;
• be the centre of knowledge and expertise in volunteering;
• position volunteering as a core component of a high quality of life;
• work with volunteers and volunteering communities to enrich the volunteering experience
• increase volunteering;
• encourage self-reliance in volunteer management, recruitment, retention and recognition of
volunteers.
Volunteering NT provide a range of services including advice to government, training for volunteers
and volunteer involving organisations, volunteer referrals, research and policy development. They are
active in advocacy, promotion, research and development, effective volunteer management and
practices, provision of products and services and developing volunteering pathways.

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We provide adults with care, protection and a safe place to sleep 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. They are referred to the shelter by the police, community patrol or community services after being found intoxicated in public spaces. For many clients, the Sobering Up Shelters provide an alternative for incarceration and pathways to engage in AOD and other health services to help reduce the harm for AOD misuse.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or over
  • referred to the service by Police, Community Patrol Organisations, other referring agencies, responsible community member or self referral
  • intoxicated through drinking alcohol or through inhaling volatile substances
  • conscious and not seriously injured
  • not unmanageably aggressive or abusive.
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Relationship Australia NT has a new service that can help seniors feel more respected and safer. It’s a service for older people who are being neglected, treated badly, are feeling unsafe or worried because they are having problems with their family, friends or carers. Get free help through counselling, assisted family meetings, support and referrals. Support from experienced Aboriginal staff and interpreters is also available. For more information, visit https://nt.relationships.org.au/help_with/senior-relationship-services/

It’s still business as usual for us, although we’ve closed our offices to limit the spread of COVID-19. Appointments will be available via phone and video only.

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The NPS program provides a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for people living with mental illness.
Psychosocial Support is recovery focused – We believe people can recover from mental illness and lead satisfying and rewarding lives.
We work closely with individuals to identify their own unique pathway towards recovery and resilience. Through our services, we deliver a combination of practical support and guidance to help people turn their lives around.

Referrals can be made by:
• Family member
• Carer
• General Practitioner
• Psychologist
• Caseworker
• Other Service Provider
• Self-refer

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Child Wise is a social enterprise that provides child safety training, consultancy and accreditation services to organisations where children and young people spend time. Our purpose is to build the capacity of management, staff and volunteers to keep children safe in their care according to the highest standards. Established in 1991, Child Wise has over 25 years of experience specialising in preventing, and responding to, child abuse. In Australia, Child Wise pioneered the use of Child Safety Standards as a best practice model based on the principles of capacity building and prevention, that aim to create and maintain a culture where child safety is front of mind. We work with organisations of all sizes, across a range of different industries to achieve our mission. 

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Mampu Maninja-kurlangu Jarlu Patu-ku Aboriginal Corp. operates the highly respected Yuendumu Old People’s Programme (YOPP) aged care service.

The core aim of the program is to provide a range of support services that enable old people to remain living in Yuendumu with their families and thereby relieving the risk of unnecessary permanent placement in Alice Springs nursing homes. We achieve this by delivering high quality, culturally appropriate care and services to aged and frail clients and by supporting family care givers.

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Tennant Creek Transport “We move People”- Addressing Transport disadvantage in Tennant Creek.

Accredited to Operated Commercial Passenger Vehicles  and NDIS registered transport provider.

  1. Town Flexible Route bus Service – Monday to Friday 8-5
  2. Door to Door Minibus ( wheelchair capacity 2) Monday to Friday 7.30 -5
  3. Greyhound Connect Service – getting passengers to and from the Greyhound Service in Tennant Creek
  4. Charter Services

 

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ABOUT BALUNU

The Balunu Foundation is a not for profit, charitable organisation focused on the healing of Indigenous youth and people and is based in Darwin, Northern Territory. In particular, Balunu seeks to instil a cultural identity among Indigenous youth at risk through a culturally

appropriate healing program which builds self belief and self esteem whilst assisting Indigenous youth to overcome the wide range of challenges they face as young Indigenous people in today’s society.

Balunu is focused on addressing the social challenges faced by Indigenous people and youth through a healing centred engagement approach. Although the program is Indigenous specific the program has achieved great success with non Indigenous youth who have attended the program.

Through a deliberate and purposeful program Balunu aims to provide hope for Indigenous youth and families by breaking the cycle of disadvantage through good health, education, life skills, opportunity, training, employment and most importantly healing. Identity plays the most crucial factor in strengthening the youth’s sense of self and the healing allows for the individuals to free their pain enough to take advantage of opportunity that exists to move forward in the new world, whilst maintaining a strong connection to culture and identity

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With over 25 years’ experience in the Northern Territory, founded and built on strong values, CatholicCare NT are experts in strengthening and building people and communities to make difficult situations more manageable.

The Youth Mental Health Service provides clinical evidence based counselling to support young people with complex mental health needs who live in the NT.  We also assist families and carers to increase their knowledge and understanding of the challenges their young people are managing.

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With over 25 years’ experience in the Northern Territory, founded and built on strong values, CatholicCare NT are experts in strengthening and building people and communities to make difficult situations more manageable.

The Youth Mental Health Service provides clinical evidence based counselling to support young people with complex mental health needs who live in the NT.  We also assist families and carers to increase their knowledge and understanding of the challenges their young people are managing.

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Saltbush Social Enterprises (Saltbush) is a not-for-profit organisation that was developed in response to the critical need for opportunities that create prosperity parity for marginalised Australians in the Northern Territory (NT).
We put Indigenous people at the centre of our organisation because we know we cannot achieve employment parity until all people have equal employment opportunities. Our motto is a person with a job is a person with a future. We strive to break down barriers that others do not experience by taking a ‘boots on the ground’ approach.
All programs and activities we deliver including Supported Bail Accommodation, Employment Services, Saltbush Wellbeing Program, and our Accelerated Aboriginal Chefs of Excellence (AACE) have an underlining focus on helping participants with employment opportunities.
Our strength is our unique mentoring product where our focus is to specialise in empowering Indigenous and other marginalised Territorian jobseekers to develop life skills and basic employability skills moving them along the continuum and then connect them to education and employment for a rewarding, meaningful and sustainable working life.
Saltbush also provide counselling.
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