Lutheran Community Care
At Lutheran Care, we believe our communities are stronger when each and every person feels included and cared for. Founded 50 years ago on the principles of the Lutheran Church, we have always been champions of advocacy and equity, serving the needs and fighting for the rights of those who have fallen through the cracks of the system. Ours is a powerful and persistent voice for the voiceless. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, we will walk side by side with you, regardless of cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, belief systems or circumstances. Beyond working to have a lasting, positive impact on people’s lives, we are determined to build hope, understanding and drive long-term systematic change. Unbound by convention, we are leaders in our sector and community, always exploring new, innovative ways of helping people find comfort and purpose. We seek no reward or recognition beyond doing what’s right for our people. This is what inspires and drives us. It is the source of our unity and our strength. Caring and warm, we are guided by faith and compassion, always listening, advocating and building stronger communities where people can belong and thrive.
Lutheran Care is committed to reducing barriers and encouraging inclusion and participation in the community of people with a disability, people of all ages, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people, and people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
FINANCIAL COUNSELLING, CAPABILITY & RESILIENCE HUB
The Hub assists people in financial difficulty to address their financial problems. Financial Counsellors and Financial Capability Workers assist clients one on one and in workshops helping them to know how to manage their money, develop saving plans and budgeting. This service covers Central Australia region and includes 33 remote communities and Alice Springs.
- Financial Counsellors
Counsellors support clients with personal financial difficulties, undertake in depth assessments of a client’s financial situation and work with them to increase their capability to make informed decisions in resolving personal financial difficulties. Advice includes debt management, negotiating with creditors, budgeting, bankruptcy, credit laws and eligibility for government assistance. Make an appointment for a free professional and confidential chat.
- Financial Capability Workers
Financial Capability Workers provide one on one and group sessions to assist clients with basic financial literacy, education and support as well as delivering community education sessions.
Emergency relief is for people who are in a crisis situation and dependant on need can include food, food vouchers, blankets, clothing and where needed referrals to other support. This service is available every morning of the week Monday to Friday 9am to 12 noon.
KWATJA ETATHA PLAYGROUP
Kwatja Etatha (Arrente for Living Waters) Playgroup runs intensively supported ‘play sessions’ where families are encouraged to interact with their children through structured play activities. Playgroup sessions run during school terms on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am to 11.30 am. Transport to and from Playgroup is provided.
FAMILIES LEARNING TOGETHER
Supported by Anglicare ‘Families Learning Together’ offers interactive workshops for parents including Circle of Security and learning experiences for families and parents on Babies and Toddlers Development, Caring for Young Children and Babies, Hygiene and Safety
INTENSIVE FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICE (IFSS)
This programme at Ntaria (Hermannsburg) aims to reduce child neglect through building on family strengths and supporting families to build their capacity to meet the needs of their children. Families requiring support are referred from other agencies.
Marrara Christian College
Marrara Christian College, which covers the Early Learning Centre to Year 9, together with NT Christian College, accommodating Year 10 to 12, are non- denominational Christian schools. This is a place where young people are loved, valued, disciplined, encouraged and nurtured throughout every stage of their education at the College. This is achieved through the provision of a challenging, broad-based Christian curriculum, delivered by dedicated teachers, working in close partnership with students and their families.
Matrix Consulting provides services for Boards, CEO’s and Managers and staff so that non-profit sector has increased capacity to achieve their mission.
Nationally Accredited Training
Matrix Training is an RTO offering nationally accredited training Australia-wide. Our focus is the community and financial wellbeing sectors; and we specialise in training Indigenous people and people who work with Indigenous communities.
Melaleuca Refugee Centre & Trauma Survivor’s Service of the Northern Territory
Welcome to Melaleuca, a not-for-profit organisation whose sole purpose for existing is to provide dignifying person-centred humanitarian services to individuals and families from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
For over 21 years, our unique approach to settling clients into the NT has cultivated respect and awareness and inspired acts that support cultural diversity.
As one of Australia’s five nationally approved Humanitarian Settlement Providers, we are the first point of contact for refugees entering the “Top End” of Australia. A responsibility that we accept with honour knowing that our actions or inactions can create a lasting impact that transcends generations.
We are also one of the eight specialist rehabilitation agencies across Australia that work with survivors of torture and trauma, supporting individuals from refugee backgrounds.
Melaleuca brings together a range of culturally specific and holistic specialist services and programs that support our client’s physical, emotional and social needs, to generate lifelong positive outcomes for the people we serve.
Every day, we provide services to extraordinary people, whose journeys of courage, displacement and experiences of torture and trauma shape their resilience.
Every day, we say welcome and with each welcome a remarkable story unfolds, that strengthens lives and our communities. On behalf of the Board of Management and our colleagues at Melaleuca,
You are welcome.
Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA)
MHACA is a not for profit specialist mental health service providing psycho-social support services and educational programs aimed at enhancing the mental health and well-being of people living in Central Australia.
We offer a range of services which aim to facilitate wellness for a diverse range of individuals living with mental illness or going through mental distress.
MHACA provides psychosocial support services, NDIS support coordination and services, individual and group-based supports, educational and training programs and a Drop-in centre.
MHACA can help people with a diagnosed mental illness with:
- Building daily living skills
- Increasing physical health and wellbeing
- Being confident in the community
- Managing mental health conditions
Mental Illness Fellowship Australia (NT) – (MIFANT)
Providing support for people with a mental illness and their families and carers. Also providing early intervention for young people who may be at risk of developing a mental illness.
Wellbeing & Relaxation Centre
Provides emotional support, information, activities, workshops, education, respite, advocacy and referral for carers of people with mental illness.
Mental Health Support
Provides emotional support, information, education, respite, advocacy and referral for people with mental illness and for families and carers of people with mental illness. Social and recreational opportunities are available for people with mental illness and for carers in order to reduce social isolation.
Mission Australia is a national Christian charity that stands alongside people in need across Australia.
Backed by our supporters, partners and funders, we work together for the long-term wellbeing of anyone who needs us.
With more than 160 years of experience, we help people to tackle the root causes of their challenges and enable them to participate fully in society.
We deliver homelessness crisis and prevention services, provide social and affordable housing, assist disadvantaged families and children, address mental health issues, fight substance dependencies, support people with disability and much more.
Together, we stand with Australians in need, until they can stand for themselves.
As an independent, membership-driven, not-for-profit association, we work with our members to support and strengthen AOD service delivery for people who experience harmful substance use in the NT.
Our mission is to build and maintain a strong, sustainable and culturally diverse Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) sector that works together to reduce alcohol and other drug related harm across the Northern Territory.
Mission Australia is a national Christian charity motivated by a shared vision of an Australia where everyone has a safe home and can thrive.
Since 1859, we’ve been standing alongside people in need across Australia, offering real hope that has lasting impact.
Backed by our supporters, churches, partners and funders, we work together for the long-term wellbeing of anyone who needs us, reflecting our values of respect, compassion, integrity, perseverance and celebration.
We collaborate with the people we help to tackle the root causes of their challenges through providing access to safe, affordable homes and innovative, evidence-based support services.
Every day we deliver homelessness crisis and prevention services, provide social and affordable housing, assist struggling families and children, address mental health issues, fight substance dependencies, support people with disability and much more.
Mission Australia believes a person’s circumstances shouldn’t define their future and that given the right support, everyone can reach their full potential.
That’s why we stand together with Australians in need, until they can stand for themselves.
Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation
Miwatj Health’s mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of residents of the communities of East Arnhem Land through the delivery of appropriate and comprehensive primary health care and to promote the control by Aboriginal communities of primary health care resources.
Our service locations:
- Nhulunbuy Clinic (phone 08 8939 1999; fax 08 8987 3355)
- Galiwin’ku Health Centre, Elcho Island (phone 08 8970 5800; fax 08 8970 9292)
- Ngalkanbuy Wellbeing Centre, Elcho Island (phone 08 8970 5700; fax 08 8987 9061)
- Yirrkala Clinic (phone 08 8987 2650; fax 08 8987 3470)
- Gunyangara Clinic, also known as Marngarr or Ski Beach (phone 08 8987 3800; fax 08 8987 3271)
- Malmaldharra Clinic, Yurrwi (phone 08 8987 9903; fax 08 8987 9940)
Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS)
General medical services including acute care services are provided for indigenous families and singles.Miwatj Health also has medical clinics in Yirrkala, Galiwin’ku (Ngalkanbuy Health Service) and Gunyangara.
Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) Outreach Team
An AOD outreach team is available for indigenous people with alcohol & other drug problems.
Allied Health Services
Allied health professionals routinely visit the community toprovide ancillary medical services for community residents as well as support and advice for resident staff.Visiting allied health services include audiology, dentistry,dietetics, occupational therapy, optometry and podiatry.
Chronic Disease Outreach Team
A program focusing on the prevention of chronic diseases is provided.
Community Health Education
Provides public health awareness education including programs such as Tobacco Action, Social & Emotional Wellbeing, Strong Fathers, Strong Families, and Healthy Active Lifestyle.
District Medical Officer
A district medical officer is available twenty-four hours via telephone or radio for consultation as required.
Health promotion programs are conducted to improve the health and wellbeing of the community.
Health Screening for Primary-School Children
An annual health-screening service is provided to monitor the health and well being of primary-school children.
Infant & Child Health Screening
Screening and monitoring of health for infants and children under five years old is provided as well as advice about health issues for parents with children in this age group.
Men’s Health Outreach Team
The Men’s Health Outreach Team focuses on health issues in indigenous men.
Mental Health Services
Mental health services are available to assist with problems of emotional and social wellbeing for indigenous people.
Specialist Medical Services
Specialist medical practitioners routinely visit the community to provide medical services for community residents as well as support and advice for resident staff. Visiting specialist services include cardiology, obstetrics & gynaecology and paediatrics. A visiting specialist physician and renal physician are also available.
The Strong Woman is an Indigenous woman or elder in the community who provides cultural education & information about women’s issues for Indigenous females and provides support for Indigenous women and their children to maximise their health & wellbeing. The Strong Woman may speak to women at the Health Service, visit primary schools & secondary schools or visit other places in the community.
The MJD Foundation works in partnership with Aboriginal Australians, their families and communities living with Machado-Joseph Disease (MJD) and other closely related conditions. We provide comprehensive supports enabling our clients to live their best possible lives, and engage in research providing hope for the future.
MJD Foundation Ltd
The MJD Foundation works in partnership with Aboriginal Australians, their families and communities living with Machado Joseph Disease, providing comprehensive supports and participating in research providing hope for the future.
Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia
Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia Incorporated (MCSCA) is a community based organisation whose aims and objectives are to deliver quality confidential services to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
MCSCA provides the first port of call with friendly, culturally sensitive orientation and information, and ongoing activities and events to promote harmony in our community.