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

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.

TR Logo.jpg

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.

SalvoShield BEST 300dpi.jpg

Domestic Violence

At least 23% of Australian women have survived instances of domestic/ family violence; the Australian Bureau of Statistics puts the number at 2.2 million women. Family violence occurs when individuals misuse their power within an intimate relationship. Abuse can be physical, sexual, psychological, verbal, social and financial. The vast majority of perpetuatrors are male.

Each year The Salvation Army assists more than 2000 women who have survived family violence. Below is how we assist in the Northern Territory.

Catherine Booth House

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 accomodate up to 7 women in a share situation.

Services include:

  • Crisis Accomodation
  • Support
  • Meals
  • Advocacy
  • Information

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

  • Domestic Violence Councelling
  • Domestic violence restraining orders
  • Centrelink
  • Immigration
  • Alcohol rehabilitation services
  • Drug rehabilitation services
  • Legal support
  • Medical attention
  • Assistance to retrieve personal belongings
Contact Us

Please call (08) 8981 5928 for information.

Our after hours number is 0428 590 944.

CEA.PNG

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.

ECA Branch logos_one-line_NT.png

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.

carpentaria_long_white_RGB.jpg

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.

the smith family.png

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.

stc-logo.png

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.

AnglicareNT Logo_Vert_Full Col_RGB.png

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.

AnglicareNT Logo_Vert_Full Col_RGB.png

Garaworra provides housing and case management support for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to help them develop the necessary skills to transition into long-term accommodation in the private or public rental markets. All referrals for Garaworra are made through the NT Department of Housing.

CatholicCare NT_Portrait_CMYK.jpg

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.

NO MORE CCNT orange co-brand.jpg

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.

CatholicCare NT_Portrait_CMYK.jpg

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.

Our professional counsellors aim to work with individual and family members who are affected by alcohol and other drug misuse to identify issues and explore better options.

AnglicareNT Logo_Vert_Full Col_RGB.png

HIPPY is a free home-based parenting and early childhood learning program, which runs over two years, during school terms. It empowers and supports parents as their child’s first teacher, giving children the best chance of a successful early school experience. Families are enrolled in the program the year before their child begins school, usually around 3½ to 4 years of age.

jarwoyn.JPG

Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation strives to improve the cultural, social and economic well-being of the Jawoyn people, while always caring for country. 

We represent and support the Jawoyn people and country through our human services, land management, cultural and business enterprises.

Emergency Relief

Emergency relief is available in the form of food vouchers for indigenous singles and families in financial distress.

Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation

Provides human services, cultural & land managementprograms and business enterprises for the Jawoyn peopleand indigenous people living on Jawoyn land. Land andparks management programs involve traditional burningtechniques and feral animal control. The Corporation alsooperates as a regional development agency with a strongfocus on economic development, enterprise development and the creation of employment opportunities. Businessenterprises include Jawoyn Aviation and Nitmiluk Tours.Identification & preservation of cultural sites is alsoundertaken. The Corporation organises the Barunga Festival and operates the Manyallaluk Art & Craft Centre and the Ghumarn Culture Centre.

Women’s Leadership Program

An annual forum for indigenous women from the Katherineregion to recognise and develop leadership opportunities.

The Program also provides a forum under the auspices of the Banatjarl Strongbala Wimen Grup in which Jawoyn elders and elected representatives meet in alternate months, in their communities, to promote women’s leadership.

CatholicCare NT_Portrait_CMYK.jpg

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 Intensive Family Preservation Service aims to keep children safe and living at home following identification of safety concerns.

Bradaag.PNG

Alcohol & Other Drug Residential Treatment Centre

Provides accommodation and treatment in a residential setting for a minimum of eight weeks for singles and families with alcohol or other drug problems.

Outreach & After Care

Provides a case-managed outreach and after-care service for those with alcohol or other drug problems.

Accommodation in Transitional Aftercare Units for 13 weeks where clients receive support from BRADAAG Outreach & Aftercare team.

Referral to appropriate services is provided for brief intervention and coordination of facilities & services including education & training programs.

Sobering-Up Shelter

An overnight accommodation shelter is available for those who need a safe place to sober up following drug or alcohol misuse.

Clients who attend the Sobering-Up Shelter have their clothes washed, Breakfast is provided before clients leave the shelter.

RDRM Logo 2018.png

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 thats 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.

The Strong Young Women’s Program Delivers Gender-Specific Health Messages To Young Women To A Range Of Stakeholder Groups In Alice Springs And Remote Central Australian And Top End Communities.

In addition to highlighting the link between lifestyle choices and well being over an individuals life course, the program raises awareness of modifiable risk behaviours with an emphasis on alcohol use and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

npy1.JPG

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.

Vinnies_logo[S].jpg

Vinnies Opportunity Shops

Provides financial support to the agency through the sale of second-hand clothing, furniture, household goods & bric-a-brac, all at affordable prices.

Showing 1 - 20 of 559 results