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CatholicCare NT is committed to the safety of women and children. A significant part of this is addressing the behaviour of men who perpetrate violence in their relationships. The CatholicCare NT Men’s Behaviour Change Program is a 24 session program that works with men to address their:

  • violent and
  • controlling behaviour
  • hold them to account
  • to take responsibility for their abuse
  • To take responsibility for their behaviour

CatholicCare NT work with men who perpetrate violence because everybody is entitled to the opportunity to change their behaviour. If a program participant achieves his goals, the lives of others also become changed.

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Legal Assistance

Provides legal assistance including advice and casework for indigenous women, children and young people affected by family or domestic violence.

 

North Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Service

Provides legal assistance, referral and support for indigenous men, women, children and young people affected by family or domestic violence and sexual assault. NAAFVLS also focuses on raising community awareness and implementing prevention initiatives to address the problems of family violence.

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Legal Assistance

Provides legal assistance including advice and casework for indigenous women, children and young people affected by family or domestic violence.

 

North Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Service

Provides legal assistance, referral and support for indigenous men, women, children and young people affected by family or domestic violence and sexual assault. NAAFVLS also focuses on raising community awareness and implementing preventioninitiatives to address the problems of family violence.

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TEWLS is a community legal centre focused on the advancement of women’s rights. We provide high quality, responsive, and culturally appropriate legal services to women living in the Greater Darwin region.

We provide free and confidential:

  • Information
  • Advice
  • Casework and legal representation services
  • Community Legal Education
  • Advocacy and reform services

We can help with:

  • Family law;
  • Domestic and family violence;
  • Victims of Crime Compensation;
  • Housing and tenancy;
  • Consumer law;
  • Debts, fines and welfare rights;
  • Sexual assault;
  • Discrimination;
  • Employment Law;
  • Superannuation and Estates; and
  • Complaints about government and other services.

Free legal clinics – by appointment

  • Daily during business hours in our Darwin office;
  • Every Wednesdays after-hours in our Darwin office;
  • Every second Wednesday at the Palmerston Community Care Centre;

Outreach services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the town communities surrounding Darwin, women incarcerated in the Darwin Correctional Precinct, women being treated at the Royal Darwin Hospital, women at the Dawn House Women’s Shelter, and culturally and linguistically diverse women within the Greater Darwin region please contact our office for further details.

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NPY Women’s Council Domestic and Family Violence Service (Alice Springs Head Office, services Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands).

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.

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Ruby Gaea provides specialist post-initial trauma sexual assault counselling, education and training service.  

Sexual Assault Counselling

Free & confidential counselling for women and children who have been affected by sexual violence. This includes sexual assault as a result of family or domestic violence. Medical and legal support is provided.

Support groups for survivors and their relatives are available. Workshops for practitioners and the general community; training lectures in the community on sexual violence; and a lending library of books, videos and articles on rape and related issues are also available.

Sexual Assault Prevention

Provides education in sexual assault prevention for primary school and secondary-school students.

A lending library of DVDs and articles on sexual assault and related issues is available.

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Women’s Safety Services of Central Australia (WoSSCA) provides a range of support for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence. The services include emergency accommodation, outreach support, court support and counselling.

Outreach Support

Provides outreach support for women and their children escaping domestic violence.

Supported Refuge Accommodation

Supported accommodation is available for women and their children escaping domestic violence. Counselling, assistance in gaining access to financial supportand referral to health and long-term housing services are also A children’s support worker is available. Twenty-four-hour contact is available.

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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

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CAAFLU provides culturally appropriate legal and support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced or are experiencing domestic and family violence or sexual assault.

  • legal advice and representation
  • advocacy
  • information
  • referrals
  • support

CAAFLU’s Legal Services

Family violence and Sexual Assault

  • Advice and court representation with domestic violence order (DVO) applications including variations and extensions
  • Assist victims in talking with police and understanding the court process
  • Assist victims in monitoring offender’s criminal proceedings and DVO breaches
  • Victims register applications

Victims of Crime Compensation

  • Applications including increase and review applications for compensation

Child Protection

  • Advice and legal representation to parents and/or extended family about their rights in relation to children
  • Care plan meetings
  • Negotiate with Territory Families in relation to contact
  • Family placement, kinship carers and reunification

Family law/Parenting Matters (only where family violence exists)

  • Representation and advice on parents and family rights in relation to children
  • Court representation
  • Representation at mediation and referrals

CAAFLU’s Support Services

General Client Support

  • Client referrals to and support in accessing other services including medical, counselling, accommodation, financial and other relevant services
  • Crisis intervention including liaison with police, medical, accommodation and financial services
  • Safety planning
  • Arrange and prioritize the use of interpreters
  • Cultural advising/brokering
  • Housing support though assisting with priority housing applications, support letters and gathering supporting documentation
  • Providing information to other local services about legal issues related to family violence and sexual assault

Community Legal Education

CAAFLU develops and delivers community legal education to government agencies, non-government organisations, schools and other community stakeholders.

Policy and Law Reform

CAAFLU contributes to relevant policy and law reform initiatives on both a state and federal level.

Organising and Engaging in Events both locally and nationally to raise awareness about family violence and to promote change in our community

 

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Tangentyere Council is the major service delivery agency for the 18 Housing Associations known as ‘town camps’ in Alice Springs.

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Crisis Accommodation (NAHA)

Short-term accommodation is available for women and their children in crisis or escaping domestic violence.

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Melaleuca Refugee Centre Torture Trauma Survivors Service of the NT incorporated is a community-controlled, not-for-profit Association operating out of Darwin. Melaleuca Refugee Centre provided an environment for resettlement and healing of refugee survivors of torture and trauma, their families and communities through confidential, high quality and holistic services.

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Counselling

Counselling is available for indigenous women and children. Support and referral are also provided for those experiencing domestic violence. After-hours contact is available.

Crisis Accommodation

Crisis accommodation is available for homeless indigenous women & children and for those escaping domestic violence and sexual assault. After-hours contact is available.

Information & Support

Information, referral and support are available for indigenous women and their children.

Support and referral are also provided for those experiencing domestic violence. After-hours contact is available.

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CAAFLU provides culturally appropriate legal and support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced or are experiencing domestic and family violence or sexual assault.

  • legal advice and representation
  • advocacy
  • information
  • referrals
  • support

CAAFLU’s Legal Services

Family violence and Sexual Assault

  • Advice and court representation with domestic violence order (DVO) applications including variations and extensions
  • Assist victims in talking with police and understanding the court process
  • Assist victims in monitoring offender’s criminal proceedings and DVO breaches
  • Victims register applications

Victims of Crime Compensation

  • Applications including increase and review applications for compensation

Child Protection

  • Advice and legal representation to parents and/or extended family about their rights in relation to children
  • Care plan meetings
  • Negotiate with Territory Families in relation to contact
  • Family placement, kinship carers and reunification

Family law/Parenting Matters (only where family violence exists)

  • Representation and advice on parents and family rights in relation to children
  • Court representation
  • Representation at mediation and referrals

CAAFLU’s Support Services

General Client Support

  • Client referrals to and support in accessing other services including medical, counselling, accommodation, financial and other relevant services
  • Crisis intervention including liaison with police, medical, accommodation and financial services
  • Safety planning
  • Arrange and prioritize the use of interpreters
  • Cultural advising/brokering
  • Housing support though assisting with priority housing applications, support letters and gathering supporting documentation
  • Providing information to other local services about legal issues related to family violence and sexual assault

Community Legal Education

CAAFLU develops and delivers community legal education to government agencies, non-government organisations, schools and other community stakeholders.

Policy and Law Reform

CAAFLU contributes to relevant policy and law reform initiatives on both a state and federal level.

Organising and Engaging in Events both locally and nationally to raise awareness about family violence and to promote change in our community

 

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Crisis accommodation Gove provides the highest of client care, confidentiality and support to all women and children experiencing domestic or family violence in an environment that is non-discriminatory, participatory, and culturally respectful.

The service is committed to promoting the health, wellbeing, and safety of all our clients and their families. A team of Support Workers and a Family & Children Support Worker provide 24/7 assistance.

Providing education and resources relating to domestic or family violence and involvement in community development activities.

Provision of support services to women and children who are at risk of or are experiencing domestic or family violence. Advocacy, information, education, referrals to empower women & their families towards self care, and self resilience in community life.’

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Wadeye Safe House provides emergency accommodation and support for women and children who are experiencing domestic violence.

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Accommodation Shelter

Crisis accommodation is available for women with children experiencing or escaping domestic or family violence.Referral to specialist domestic violence counselling is offered. Twenty-four-hour telephone contact is available.

 

Domestic Violence Community Education Service

Provides training & resource support relating to domestic or family violence for government & non-government agencies. Dawn House  participates in community development activities that work to reduce the incidence of domestic and family violence.

 

Domestic Violence Support

Provides outreach, assistance, information, advocacy, training, counselling, referral and support for women and children who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence. A children’s support worker is available.

Twenty-four-hour telephone contact is available.

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What is the Keeping Women Safe in Their Home program? 

Keeping Women Safe in Their Home is a program designed to undertake risk assessment, safety planning and security upgrades for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence so that they can stay in their own homes, or a home of their choice, where it is safe to do so. The program aims to achieve positive outcomes for families, women and their children to improve safety, well-being and reduce violence against women and their children.

What sort of services can we provide? 

  • Conduct comprehensive risk assessments, including the option for improved safety of their home as a response of domestic violence
  • Undertake safety planning, property audits and technology risk assessments as part of a comprehensive case management plan
  • Implement security upgrades in line with the risk assessment to secure the home
  • Provide information, support and referrals to relevant service providers
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KWILS is a non-profit community legal centre that provides free legal services for women in the Katherine Region.

We provide:

  • Information
  • Advice
  • Legal Assistance
  • Court Representation
  • Legal Education

We can help with:

  • Domestic and Personal Violence
  • Child Protection
  • Family Law – Advice
  • Divorce
  • Civil Law matters:
    • Credit & Debts
    • Victims of Crime Compensation
    • Contractual Disputes
    • Employment.
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Wurli Community Services

Wurli provides a range of community services to Aboriginal people living in Katherine and 40 km radius.

Clients can ‘walk in’ at any time during operating hours, but if clients prefer, the clinic also operates an appointment system for current clients.

Access to all clinical services is improved by our transport service, which can collect clients from anywhere within 40 kilometres of Katherine. Wurli will send out reminder letters and messages to you and family when due for an appointment or other type of follow up care.

Wellbeing Unit

The Wellbeing unit is located at 25 Third Street (above Wurli main clinic) and starts from a position of cultural sensitivity and respect to deliver individualised, holistic intervention, treatment and management services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People of the Katherine Region.

The unit also delivers community engagement and development activities that promote living socially and emotionally healthy lifestyle.

What to see us for

You can come and see us for support for the following:

  • Mental Health and Counselling Services
  • Psychological Services
  • Social and Emotional Wellbeing Services
  • Community education and information sessions
  • Assistance with resolving housing issues, understanding Centrelink payments and advocacy support.

 

StrongBala Justice Support Program

The StrongBala Justice Program aims to give Indigenous men regular access to culturally appropriate holistic health, justice and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) services as well as providing educational sessions through a Personal Development Program (PDP).  Referrals to internal and external health providers and other agencies are provided as required.

What to see us for

You can come and see us at 23 Third Street (downstairs) for support for the following:

  • Men’s issues
  • Family support
  • Good food advice/cooking
  • Breakfast and clothes washing facilities
  • Help in accessing other services, such as wellbeing, health and AOD services

 

Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Program

Wurli’s Alcohol & Other Drugs service provides a holistic and culturally competent drug and alcohol counselling service for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of the Katherine region.

AOD services are provided to assist in the reduction of the harmful impacts that Alcohol and other Drug misuse/ abuse has on other individuals and family safety, community well-being, as well as contributing towards the health outcomes for individual clients.

What to see us for

You can come and see us at 25 Third Street (above Wurli main clinic) for support for the following:

  • Drug and alcohol counselling for individuals, families and groups
  • AOD issues and resources
  • School visits and information sessions

 

Strong Indigenous Families (SIF)

Wurli’s Strong Indigenous Families (SIF) Program aims to address the behaviours that lead to family and domestic violence to improve the safety of women and their children.

Through the delivery of therapeutic services for children and case management services for the family, SIF works towards breaking the inter-generational cycle of family and domestic violence and the removal of children from families.

What to see us for

You can come and see us at 23 Third Street (upstairs) for support for the following:

  • Family safety planning
  • A range of therapeutic services and activities targeted at children and family units
  • Case management services including assistance with navigating services and advocacy support
  • Assistance with accessing emergency and crisis services
  • Community education and information

 

Katherine Individual Support Program (KISP)

The Katherine Individual Support Program (KISP) delivers case management and outreach services to people living rough in the Katherine community living areas and town camps.

The Program aims to improve health outcomes and increase the quality of life experienced by KISP clients. This program operates via an outreach model.

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