Animal Management in Rural & Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC)
Working with People and Companion Animals in Remote Indigenous Communities.
AMRRIC is a national not for profit organisation that uses a One Health approach to bring about integrated animal health, education and community development programs in Indigenous communities.
Our One Health approach recognises the inextricable links between human, animal and environmental health and wellbeing. By working with remote Indigenous communities to improve the health of their companion animals we are helping to create healthier, safer and happier communities.
The Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commission promotes equal opportunity for all Territorians.
Established in 1993, we aim to eliminate discrimination from happening by raising awareness about individual’s rights and responsibilities under the Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Act 1992.
The Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commissioner is Sally Sievers.
The Commission has three main roles:
*Public education and training – We provide public education and training through a set program as well as tailored training to organisations and individuals.
*Handling complaints – We provide information about your rights and responsibilities under anti-discrimination law. We also accept, investigate and help resolve complaints of discrimination.
*Community engagement – We attend public forums, meetings and organisations to hear and share information about rights and responsibilities under the Act.
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation
Anyinginyi is a multi-disciplinary organisation which provides primary health care services to the people of Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region.
Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC)
The Arid Lands Environment Centre investigates networks, informs, provides advocacy and acts on environmental and sustainable-development issues applicable to the arid zone.
The Centre is involved in range-lands management, urban water & energy conservation, weed management, biodiversity conservation and waste minimisation.
Arthritis & Osteoporosis NT (AONT)
Arthritis & Osteoporosis NT (AONT) provides support services and relevant information to improve the understanding of arthritis and osteoporosis.
We promote healthy lifestyles and self-management to reduce the burden of arthritis and osteoporosis.
No referrals are needed and we welcome all enquiries.
Association of Alcohol & Other Drug Agencies NT (AADANT)
The Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies Northern Territory (AADANT) Incorporated is the peak body for Alcohol and Other Drugs treatment services in the Northern Territory.
As an independent, membership-driven, not-for-profit association, we work with our members to support and strengthen Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) service delivery for people who experience harmful substance use in the Northern Territory.
Our mission is to build and maintain a strong, sustainable and culturally diverse AOD sector that works together to reduce alcohol and drug-related related harm across the Northern Territory.
Asthma Foundation of the Northern Territory
Asthma Australia and its State/Territory Asthma Foundations – the nations’ leading lung health charity.
Asthma Swim Program
Provides healthy swimming activities for children with asthma.
Provides asthma education for schools, child care centres, sporting organisations and other community groups.
Individual health consultations are available for people with asthma.
Equipment & Aids
Health equipment and aids to help manage asthma are available for sale.
Visits are conducted for those in hospital with asthma related conditions.
Information Stands & Displays
Information stands and displays are available for health promotion related to asthma.
Spirometry testing is available for asthma-related health conditions.
Telephone Advice Line
Telephone advice is available about health issues related to asthma.
Australian Association of Social Workers (NT)
The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) is the professional representative body of social workers in Australia, with more than 12,000 members. It was formed as a national association in 1946. AASW (NT) currently has 220 members across the Territory and is the smallest of the Associations nine branches. A vibrant community of committees and practice groups support the work of the Association, we cater for the professional needs and interests of our social work members practising in a diverse range of fields, employment and locations.
Vision: Working together for professional excellence and social justice.
Purpose: To promote the profession of social work, advance social justice, uphold standards and build capacity of members.
Pillars: In order to achieve our Mission, the AASW will:
- Promote and advocate for the profession of social work and AASW members
- Be a strong voice for social justice
- Build the professional capacity of members
- Uphold responsibilities for regulation of the profession
- Advance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social work
- Collaborate with international colleagues
- Provide responsible governance and management
Australian Breastfeeding Association NT
We aim to provide mothers with practical mother-to-mother support and information, enabling them to establish and continue breastfeeding. We provide breastfeeding counselling through the National Breastfeeding Helpline, 1800 686 268, and through local groups. ABA groups hold meetings to give friendship, support and information about breastfeeding and other parenting topics. All parents are welcome, whether breastfeeding or not. We hold Breastfeeding Education Classes for expectant parents. Breast pump hire is available. For more details, please visit our website, breastfeeding.asn.au
Australian Red Cross
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.
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 Alice Springs. For all bookings please call 1300 367 428.
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.
Autism Northern Territory
AutismNT is the peak body for Autism in the NT providing information, advice about services, support, education & training programs, parent support groups, library services, promotional materials and representation & advocacy for children, young people and adults with autism spectrum disorders.
The Library holds a collection of books, DVDs and magazines about autism spectrum disorders.
Babbarra Women’s Centre
Women are employed in a cleaning service that is offered to the community.
Creches create comfortable, safe and healthy places where infants and children are nurtured and respected and the parents feel comfortable about leaving their children. The program assists women who want to study, train or work including CDEP. Creches provide on-site child care while parents or guardians attend programs.
A low-cost hairdressing service is provided for indigenous omen.
A laundromat service is provided for indigenous women.
Nutrition for Kids
Cooked meals are prepared as material aid for families of infants and toddlers who would otherwise be nutritionally at risk. Mothers of the children participate in the preparation and cooking of the meals.
Provides financial support to the Women’s Centre through the sale of second-hand clothing at affordable prices.
Indigenous women are employed in the production of textile goods which are then offered for sale in the Women’s Centre retail shop.
The Balunu Foundation is a not for profit, charitable organisation focused on the healing of Indigenous youth and people and is based in Darwin, Northern Territory. In particular, Balunu seeks to instill a cultural identity among Indigenous youth at risk through a culturally appropriate healing program which builds self belief and self esteem whilst assisting Indigenous youth to overcome the wide range of challenges they face as young Indigenous people in today’s society.
Balunu is focused on addressing the social challenges faced by Indigenous people and youth through a healing centred engagement approach. Although the program is Indigenous specific the program has achieved great success with non Indigenous youth who have attended the program.
Through a deliberate and purposeful program Balunu aims to provide hope for Indigenous youth and families by breaking the cycle of disadvantage through good health, education, life skills, opportunity, training, employment and most importantly healing. Identity plays the most crucial factor in strengthening the youth’s sense of self and the healing allows for the individuals to free their pain enough to take advantage of opportunity that exists to move forward in the new world, whilst maintaining a strong connection to culture and identity.
Baptist Care NT, Food for Life Foodbank
Foodbank Australia is a not-for-profit, non-denominational organisation which collects surplus, salvaged and donated food and grocery products from food manufacturers, distributors & retailers and distributes it via charitable welfare organisations to people in need of emergency relief.
Barkly Region Alcohol & Drug Abuse Advisory Group (BRADAAG)
Barkly Region Alcohol and Drug Abuse Advisory Group (BRADAAG) -AC was established in August 1984. We are a non-profit Community-Based agency incorporated under the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC), funded from a combination of Territory and Commonwealth Government funded programs.
BRADAAG is the only provider of AOD services for the Barkly Region, and covers an area of approximately 320,000 square kilometres. The Tennant Creek and the Barkly region is home to nine Aboriginal groups including the Warumungu, Walpiri, Kaytetye and Alyawarra people.
The level of isolation of this remote area service creates challenges in the provision of comprehensive health care. BRADAAG has responded to these challenges by establishing a range of programs that provide a continuum of care for Alcohol and other Drug Clients, so they can receive the necessary, appropriate and on-going support to address their needs within their local area.
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.
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.