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
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Eligibility criteria
Age
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Gender
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We can provide free counselling and support for people impacted by the Royal Commission, including people with a disability, their families, carers or support workers.

How can we help?

  • Free counselling and support (face to face, phone or other ways of communicating)
  • Assistance preparing a submission to the Disability Royal Commission
  • Supported referrals to advocacy or legal advice
  • Case management
  • Referral to other services where needed
  • Work with interpreters
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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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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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Parentline provides free counselling and support to parents and carers of children living in the Northern Territory.

Parentline offers confidential phone and WebChat counselling and support for parents and carers and offers a safety-net for families by providing support when it’s most needed. This includes after hours, weekends, where families may feel isolated and where local services are unavailable.

Whether it’s support for challenging behaviour, relationship with children, co-parenting guidance or mental health help, Parentline is here.

Kids do better when their parents feel supported.

Parentline is here to support parents 8am-10pm, 7 days a week.

Call 1300 30 1300 or visit parentline.com.au

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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, Minyerri, Kalkarindji, 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 SA&NT is a not-for-profit organisation, the peak body for volunteering and a volunteer support service, leading the sector in South Australia and the Northern Territory. Volunteering SA&NT began working in the Northern Territory in 2007 and re-branded as Volunteering NT in December 2016. We work with individuals, organisations, businesses and communities to lead, advance, grow, promote and celebrate volunteering.

Through key partnerships, we provide a range of services, support and resources for all volunteer involving organisations and just under a million volunteers, which contributes to positive volunteering experiences and the strengthening of communities.

In the Northern Territory, there are more than 70,000 volunteers, whose contribution is valued at around $3.3 billion and in South Australia there are more than 900,000 volunteers, whose contribution is valued at around $5 billion annually.

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GIVIT Listed Ltd connects those who have with those who need, in a safe and private way. Through the GIVIT website, trusted Australian organisations are able to request exactly what is needed by their clients. These requests are listed here, where everyday Australians can donate in response. Alternatively, donors can pledge items for donation into our online warehouse which is a private online portal where registered organisations can see and reserve what’s available.

When a need is matched to a donation, the GIVIT portal sends an email to exchange contact details between the donor and the organisation where they can both liaise to arrange a delivery option. Once the charity receives the item, it is privately passed onto the recipient. The donor and recipient never meet as, above all, GIVIT aims to preserve the dignity and privacy of people accessing support.

 

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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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BBSSGNT is a suicide bereavement support group for persons over the age of 18 years who have been impacted by suicide loss of a family member, friend or work colleague.  Postvention support (support after suicide) is Prevention. For every incident of suicide, research indicates that at least 135 persons are affected by each incident. This equates to approx half a million people nationally in Australia alone.  The BBSSGNT is an initiative by SabrinasReach4Life based in Darwin. Currently this service is run by volunteers and auspiced by Anglicare NT.

Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of every month between 7pm to 9pm @ Harry’s Place, 1 Willeroo Street in TIWI.

Call 0491311211 for more information.

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Our robust and evidence-based programs help educate people about suicide with the goal of challenging attitudes and teaching basic engagement and suicide intervention skills.

Local Wesley LifeForce community suicide prevention networks are one of the most effective ways of raising awareness on the issue of suicide, and developing suicide prevention strategies at a grassroots level in towns and cities across Australia.

Wesley LifeForce Memorial Services offer practical care and emotional support for people who have been bereaved by suicide, including family, friends and local communities.

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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 Darwin at two locations, Katherine and Alice Springs. For all bookings please call 1300 367 428.

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.  Please view our website for NT locations.  https://www.redcross.org.au

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.

Remote Holiday Programs

Programs run for school aged children on the Tiwi Islands.

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.

The Shak (Located in Casuarina NT)

A youth centre where compatible programs and organisation can run their activities with youth.

Register of Adult Support Persons (RASP)

A youth justice program of volunteers providing support to young people who are being interviewed by police

Youth Activities

This is on the Tiwi Islands for young people aged from 12 to 25 and include sports on the oval and activities ranging from art and music to film night, barbecues, make-up sessions, games and activities that promote personal development and work readiness.

Kalano Flexible Care

A 16 bed hostel to cater particularly for the Kalano Community in Katherine.

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A service to assist and guide older Australians and their families to make informed choices about their aged care needs and to get the best outcomes from the aged care system.

For people who need information about aged care options, or help to access aged care supports.

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COTA NT is the peak body for seniors in the Northern Territory advocating on their behalf and dedicated to promoting their well-being since 1969.

COTA NT provides services, information and programs including NT Seniors Card, Aged Care Navigators,  multicultural programs (MASP and PICAC), Fit for Life, and Knowledge for Life activities and events all year round in addition to Seniors Month (August) and Seniors Expo (annual).

Fees apply for COTA NT financial membership and some activities.

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Assist and Maintain employment
Specialised Employment Supports
Social Enterprise Cafe

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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.

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Life & Career Coaching

Provides programs to assist young people as they explore their career options and pathways. Training for people working in career development is also available. YouthWorX NT facilitates the Coaching Young People for Success Train-the-Trainer Program for youth educators and professionals to enable them to provide life, career and school performance coaching within their own school or organisation.

Skills, Employment & Careers Expo

An annual exhibition provides opportunities for students and members of the community to explore potential career opportunities and pathways. Exhibitions are held in Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Nhulunbuy.

Transition to Work Service

YouthWorX NT is funded by the Australian Government to provide the Transition to Work (TtW) Service in Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston. The service provides vocational guidance and a range of skills and capabilities building activities to young people aged between 15 to 21 years who live in the service areas. It also offers a range of real world opportunities such as work tasters, work experience and mentoring in addition to making connections between young people and organisations in the community who can help them to achieve their goals.

CareerStart Pre-employment Training Programs

CareerStart Pre-employment Training Programs have been developed in response to skill shortage areas in the trades, and to offer young people studying vocational training additional support with the aim to lead to employment.

YouthWorX NT liaises with local training providers, employers and provides participants with individual job coaching and teaches skills for job seeking. This support includes work experience, concurrent and ongoing mentoring and support for the learners.

Career Launchpad Service

Our Career Launchpad service provides one-on-one, specialised career coaching and vocational support for young people with disability in their transition from school and into the world of work. The service will provide a cohort of young people with the opportunity to engage in a well-established, specialised youth career service in the safe, supportive environment provided by YouthWorX NT.

 

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We are a non for profit organisation representing the veteran community of the Northern Territory

Opening: 3rd Sunday of every month – Monthly meetings

Tuesday mornings 10am-12 Trauma Teddy group

Friday mornings Advocacy services 10am-12pm

Our core values are to:

  • promote veterans and families health and well-being

  • provide compensation and welfare Advocates who work in the Community of Practise

  • represent Territory veterans at NT Government level

  • support local schools and other community groups

We conduct regular monthly meetings at Reg Hillier House where issues important to Veterans, serving & ex-serving members of the ADF and their families are discussed.

We also have BBQ get-togethers to invite friends and family to have an afternoon out and a bit of a yarn with fellow vets.

We welcome veteran visitors from interstate to all of our meetings and events.

History

Initially VVAA  (Vietnam Veterans) NT Rural Sub Branch, incorporated in 2001, our priority was to provide support and assistance to the Vietnam veteran community.

Over the course of time we recognised the need to assist younger veterans and their families and changed the VVAA NT Sub Branch constitution to allow membership to all veterans.

As a reflection of this, members felt that a name change would reflect the nature of our membership, so in late 2017 we became Veterans Australia NT. The history of beginning as a Vietnam veterans group will always be valued and remembered.

Advocacy

VANT provides an advocacy services including welfare and compensation assistance.

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Peak Body

The peak consumer organisation for all Territorians with disabilities and for their families or carers. The organisation works to promote public awareness of disability issues, liaises with government on behalf of people with disabilities and provides advice on available services.

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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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