Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory
The peak body for Aboriginal community-controlled health services in the Northern Territory. AMSANT works with the Government and communities to provide effective Aboriginal medical services and lobbies Government for positive changes that help to improve the health of Aboriginal people.
The service advocates for equality in health focusing on supporting the provision of high-quality comprehensive primary health-care services for Aboriginal communities. AMSANT also provides representation on committees, forums, conferences, meetings, inquiries, commissions and seminars relating to Aboriginal health.
Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory (APONT)
Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory (APONT) is an alliance comprising the Central Land Council (CLC), Northern Land Council (NLC), and the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance of the Northern Territory (AMSANT).
The alliance works towards providing an effective response to key issues affecting Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory;
- advocates practical policy solutions to government;
- increases Aboriginal involvement in policy development & implementation;
- expands opportunities for community control; and
- strengthens networks between Aboriginal organisations in the Northern Territory.
Aboriginal Resource & Development Service (ARDS)
Our work champions the importance of language and culture in developing self-empowerment for Aboriginal people. We provide a range of platforms for Aboriginal voices to be heard, and we support Aboriginal communities to become informed about, and engage on their own terms with mainstream services and systems.
Education & Communication Services
Provides capacity building in indigenous communities through education, support services and advocacy for indigenous people. Community development and cultural-awareness workshops are provided.
Health Education & Training
Provides health education and training about basic health, germs & microscopy, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and trongyloides for indigenous people.
Language, Education & Resource Centre
Works on behalf of indigenous people and with other service providers to facilitate self-determination & management within the wider community. Services include a resource centre, education & workshops, social welfare assistance, public relations and liaison with government departments &community organisations.
The Yolngu Radio Station provides local language broadcasts across Nhulunbuy, Yirrkala, Darwin and Palmerston, addressing communities’ cultural knowledge base and the questions that indigenous people want answered.
Active Performance is an allied health business that offers physiotherapy, occupational therapy and exercise therapy throughout East Arnhem Land. Communities we service include Groote Eylandt, Bickerton Island, Numbulwar, Ngukurr, Urapunga and Nhullunbuy
Akeyulerre Healing Centre
Akeyulerre Healing Centre promotes Arrernte cultural practice, identity and knowledge. Cultural practices supported by the Centre include preparation and distribution of bush medicines, access to and support of Ngangkeres, visits to country, song, dance, smoking ceremonies and collection and preparation of bush foods. Akeyulerre is based in Alice Springs and also services Bonya, Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte) and Amoonguna.
Al-Anon Family Groups
Al-Anon Family Groups offer self-help and support groups for people who have been affected by the drinking problem of a relative or friend.
Alawa Aboriginal Corporation
Alawa Aboriginal Corporation operates a number of self-funded business operations and grant-funded programs, all aimed at delivering essential services to the residents and businesses of Minyerri. Our focus in all our operations is providing social outcomes to our community in a sustainable way.
The Alawa Aboriginal Corporation (AAC) was first established in 1999, its primary purpose to establish and operate commercial enterprises on behalf and for the benefit of the Alawa people. To this day, the AAC undertakes many business operations for the purpose of providing social, cultural and economic benefit to the Alawa people and the broader community. AAC has been successful in delivering many services to the community including municipal services, aged care, child care related services, arts centre and many more activities under the Federal Government’s Community Develop Program (CDP).
Alcohol & Other Drug Services Central Australia (ADSCA)
ADSCA provides non-residential alcohol & drug treatment, counselling & case management, centre & home-based detoxification services and community development.
Nationally accredited training courses are also available.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences in order to help them solve their common problems and assist recovery from alcoholism. Information is provided for callers about their nearest local meeting.
Alice Springs Senior Citizens’ Association
Senior Citizens’ Association provides a range of activities for seniors in Alice Springs including bingo, card games, woodworking, snooker, bus trips and a monthly lunch.
Alice Springs Youth Accommodation & Support Services (ASYASS)
ASYASS believes that all people have a right to secure, appropriate and affordable housing. Many young people are often disadvantaged in their access to housing through factors such as inexperience, family crisis and breakdown, financial insecurity and community prejudice.
The Youth Housing Program Provides semi-independent accommodation (up to 12 months) to young people 16-21yo. The ASYASS Housing Program currently manages these properties are located across Alice Springs. The housing program offers young people, who are unable to reside with family, through case management the opportunity to re-engage with education, training or to gain employment, as well as to develop and strengthen life skills (including living skills) required to establish themselves independently. Where appropriate ASYASS also supports and encourages involvement with family.
Crisis Youth Refuge
Provides safe supported accommodation for young men and women, 15-17yo, inclusive 24 hrs/7days a week. Accommodation can be provided for one night up to 3 months. During their stay at ASYASS Youth Refuge, young people will also be provided supported though case management (where appropriate).
Young people will also be supported to:
- identify and work towards their goals;
- address their health, education and income needs;
- develop appropriate life skills
- (re)engage with family (where appropriate); and
- access long term accommodation where necessary
The Youth Refuge provides safe supported accommodation for young men and women, 15 – 17 years, inclusive 24 hours a day – 7 days a week. Accommodation can be provided for one night or up to 3 months.
Ampe Akweke (pronounced – umba kooka) “Little Babies Place”
Ampe Akweke is a place for single young women / mothers Program 14-23 years of age. Ampe akweke offers both outreach support and residential support, if the single young women / mothers have no where suitable and safe to stay. Young women can stay in the safe house for up to 3 months. Ampe akweke works with the young women to ensure they have theirs, their unborn child or their babies health needs met. Ampe akweke family support workers provide parenting education and support as well as case management to all young women accessing the program.
Emergency Relief Program
ASYASS administers Emergency Relief funds to young people who find themselves needing financial assistance in the form of:
- purchase vouchers of a fixed value (e.g for food, clothes)
- assistance to obtain appropriate forms of identification
- material assistance such as blankets, clothing or school needs
- appropriate referrals to other services that help to address underlying causes of financial crisis
This Program is administered from our office located at 12 Undoolya Road
This program is a hub for information, training, life skills development, advocacy and support. More than just a drop in centre, a calendar of training and activities is provided monthly.
Support workers are available to young people who are not necessarily in our other programs. Outreach and emergency support are provided through this service and they provide linkages to other services.
They can be assisted to do their laundry, have a shower, assisted with food, clothing and medical needs.
Alice Springs Youth & Community Centre (ASYCC)
ASYCC creates opportunities for everyone to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. Provide affordable sport & recreational activities in a safe, clean, and inviting environment for people of all ages through sound business and management practices
The Centre prides its self in promoting an active lifestyle for people of all ages. We have a membership of over 700 from 0-70+.
We offer a range of recreational activities, seven days a week, to the wider demographic of the Alice Springs community. The Centre has successfully operated from a group of old buildings (some dating back to 1947). Our members reflect the population of Alice Springs, everyone is welcome. Some activities attract a fee to cover operational costs, but only survive because they are facilitated by volunteer instructors. If these core activities, and others from hiring the facilities, did not exist the ASYCC would not be able to remain functional, and provide the many vital public access opportunities for sport and Youth social interaction.
The Centre has the following areas: a large dance studio, which is now the home of the Greatorex Public Service Gym; Agnes East Gymnasium (gymnastics and circus space); boxing shed; martial arts dojo; and recreational hall in addition to its outside facilities. Individuals and groups are catered for with a range of classes; including gymnastics, boxing, 5 disciplines of martial arts – all taught by qualified instructors. The recreational hall provides pool tables, TV, DVD player and also caters for refreshments from a canteen area. There is a boxing shed with boxing bags, weights and even a ring where Alice Springs boxing champions James Swan, Jason Lord and Henry Collins have inspired local children.
Amity Community Services Inc.
Professional and practical counselling for people experiencing problems with their alcohol, drug, or gambling behaviour.
Drug & Alcohol Service
Provides information, education, and counselling that is professional and practical.
Gambling 24hr Helpline – 1800 858 858
Provides telephone information, education and counselling for people who are experiencing problems with their gambling or for people who are concerned about someone else’s gambling behaviour.
Provides training and education for retail staff in the safe storage and responsible selling of inhalants.
Responsible Gambling (RG) Training
Provides training that builds on good customer service skills that enables gambling industry staff to recognise and respond to red flag behaviours and assist people with self-exclusion.
Anglicare NT is a significant provider of social, mental health and community development services in the Northern Territory.
We work to build a community of people empowered with the freedom to achieve happy and fulfilled lives, where potential is realised through opportunity and choice, where the vulnerable are protected, where social justice is advanced and where cultural difference is respected.
Anglicare NT is a member of Anglicare Australia and is an ACNC Registered Charity.