Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities
Territory Families, Housing and Communities is a multi-functional human services and community-focused agency that works to provide responsive, safe and quality services and programs that empower communities and improve social outcomes for Territorians.
– Child Protection
– Disability Services
– Domestic and Sexual Violence Reduction
– Family and Financial Support
– Family Support
– Gender Equity and Diversity
– Emergency Management
– Indigenous Essential Services
– Interpreting Services
– Libraries and Archives
– Multicultural Affairs
– Out of Home Care
– Seniors and Carers
– Sport and Active Recreation
– Urban Housing
– Remote Housing
– Youth Justice
– Youth Affairs
– Women’s Safe Houses
Disability Advocacy Service
Disability Advocacy Service Inc. (DAS) provides individual and systemic advocacy dependent on issue and magnitude. DAS offers a free and confidential service to persons and families with disability defending and protecting the rights of all. Persons are supported and empowered to exercise their own rights in accordance with the NT Disability Advocacy Standards inclusive of Disability Service Act and Standards.
Due to COVID-19 our office is by appointment only, to make an appointment, clients can call (08) 8953 1422 or the CEO on 0439458150 Janet Wright.
DAS can no longer transport clients. DAS can no longer have more than 2 people in a physical meeting.
The PEER Support Programs are suspended but may be made available On Line in the future.
The Royal Commission is suspended, but we can still assist via phone or by appointment.
NDIS assistance is still available on line or via the phone.
The Self-Advocacy Tool Box will be available on line.
Access to the 1-800 RESPECT Website can still be arranged.
If you have an urgent advocacy matter, please contact us at the above numbers.
Disabled Sports Association
Disability Sporting Activities
Provides opportunities in athletics, cycling, swimming, pistol shooting, archery and lawn bowls for people with disabilities. A local wheelchair basketball competition is also available.
Introducing Clients into Sport
The Association assists people with disabilities to participate in sport by networking with other sporting organisations. Members can be provided with opportunities to participate in the National Disabled Championships.
Domestic Violence Legal Service
Domestic Violence Legal Service is a free service for people experiencing or a risk of domestic and family violence in the Darwin and Greater Darwin Region.
DonateLife NT coordinates all organ and tissue donation activities across the Northern Territory.
DonateLife NT activities include:
– Raising awareness about organ and tissue donation
– Encouraging discussion about donation and registration on the Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR)
– Educating health professionals about the donation process
– Offering care and support to donor families
Down Syndrome Association of the NT
Support and information is available for people with Down Syndrome, their families and carers. Community education workshops promote awareness, resources and skills development to students, families schools carers and health professionals in relation to the health and wellbeing of people who have Down Syndrome.
Drug & Alcohol Services Association (DASA)
Aranda House Therapeutic Community
Provides accommodation in a residential therapeutic community facility that provides a twelve-week program for people with alcohol problems and an eight-week program for people with volatile substance misuse.
After-care is also available.
Community education programs are available.
Provides counselling in the form of a personal lifestyle improvement program for people with drug or alcohol problems.
Drink-Driver Training Program
Drink-driver training courses are available for people who have been apprehended by the police and have lost their licence owing to drink-driving.
Allows clients to continue their recovery from alcohol or other drug use while living with their families in self-contained accommodation (apartments) for up to two years. Clients are supported by a caseworker.
Information & Referral
Information, intervention and referral are available for people with alcohol or other drug problems.
Interpreting staff from indigenous cultures are available.
A mobile team of four workers operate an outreach service for people who have alcohol or other drug problems and are in need.
Residential Detoxification Treatment
Short-term accommodation at Aranda House with non-medical detoxification treatment and counselling is available for people with alcohol or other drug problems. The initial detoxification and withdrawal service can be co-managed with another health service should a medical detoxification be necessary.
Interpreting staff from indigenous cultures are available.
Provides accommodation for people who need to sober up following drug or alcohol abuse and have come to the attention of the Police.
Transitional After Care
Accommodation is provided in a semi-independent-living program for up to 12 months for people with alcohol or other drug problems. The program is based on a therapeutic community model where clients are actively involved in their own personal recovery in a safe & caring setting.
Early Childhood Australia NT Branch
Early Childhood Australia (ECA) mission is to advocate on behalf of children from birth to eight years of age ensuring quality, social justice and equity in all issues relating to their education and care. This mission is underpinned by the following values: the rights of children, leadership, excellence, respect, courage, honesty, openness, collaboration, diversity, justice, and social inclusion of children.
The NT Branch (ECANT) as a peak body aspires to best practice in management of programs and service delivery. This is done by strategic planning, having appropriate policies and procedures, effective reporting mechanisms and quality assurance processes.
An advocacy group for children up to 8 years old provides a voice for children on any issue relating to them.
Children’s Inclusion Support Services
Provides support, resources and training for child-care services to empower carers with confidence, skills and knowledge in successfully caring for children with special needs.
Children with additional needs may include those from culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds, indigenous children, those with disabilities or developmental delay and refugees who have experienced torture or trauma during their refugee experiences.
EASAEmployee Assistance Service Australia (EASA) provides excellence in counselling and Human Resource consulting to improve productivity and well being in Northern Territory organisations.We exist to provide comprehensive and accessible psychological support, and organisational capacity development services throughout the Northern Territory. To be an organisation’s first choice for all psychological and organisational capacity development needs in the Northern Territory
Enable Opportunities primarily focus on serving Alice Springs and Greater region for the NDIS funded customers in Supported Independent Living, respite and community participation. We work with people to enable them to live meaningful life and realise their potential. As a registered NDIS provider, we help people maximise their NDIS plans and provide tailored support designed to enable people to really thrive.
Our services include Supported Independent Living – Assistance with daily personal activities, Assistance with travel/transport arrangements, Assistance with daily life tasks in a group or shared living arrangement, Household Tasks, Participation in community, social and civic activities and Participation in community, social and civic activities. We welcome you to get to know us better and experience the difference.
Environment Centre NT (ECNT)
The Environment Centre NT (ECNT) is the peak community sector environment organisation in the Northern Territory. We have been working hard to protect the Territory environment since 1983.
ECNT is lobbying for a strong Climate Policy for the Territory, including a net zero emissions target by 2050 and a ban on shale gas fracking.
ECNT advocates for protection of the unique Territory landscapes and biodiversity. This includes through strong environmental legislation, including stronger laws for land clearing and mining rehabilitation.
ECNT works closely with local community groups Climate Action Darwin, Waste Free NT and COOLmob. We are helping to foster sustainable communities by supporting and empowering the community members to take action.
COOLmob works with the Darwin community to help protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and water usage through improved home-energy efficiency, reduced car usage, reduced waste going to landfill and water conservation. Home and apartment building sustainability audits are conducted by COOLmob’s specially trained sustainability officers.
Peak community-sector environmental organisation providing advocacy and policy development as well as conducting public media campaigns to raise community awareness of environmental issues and lobbying government on matters of environmental importance.
Programs offered include Living Harbour, Safe Climate, Nuclear-Free Northern Territory, Green Living and Nature Territory which deals with land clearing & sustainable land-use. The Centre is also involved with government processes and submissions including environmental-impact assessments.
Environmental Defenders Office Ltd
A community-based legal service practising in planning and environmental law and providing legal advice & advocacy on public-interest planning & environmental law for individuals and groups. The service also provides education for community groups and engages in law reform.
EqualiTEA is NT Friendship & Supports’ social enterprise providing training, employment and activities for people with disability, to help them get their dream job.
We work with a person, exactly where they are. We work with you to determine your individual readiness for work, your employment goals and then come up with a plan, just for you!
Families & Schools Together (FAST) NT
Families and Schools Together (FAST) is a program that focuses on strengthening families by improving their relationships within the family and between families and schools. All families can join a FAST program.
Baby FAST, Kids FAST and Youth FAST operate across various locations in the Northern Territory. Families attend the eight-week program, which involves coming together once a week and intentionally spending time together as a family.
Activities may include sharing a meal and undertaking family activities. Participants also have the opportunity to be involved in Parent Group and Kids Time.
FAST is an evidence based program utilising strengths-based approach and provides training for local community members and agency workers to run the program. Parents are empowered to be the leaders of their families.
Family Planning Welfare Association NT
FPNT provides comprehensive reproductive and sexual health care, education and training. We strive to provide appropriate, affordable and accessible services to those most in need. FPNT is a non-government organisation, not for profit, responsible to a governing board of volunteers.
Our health clinics are open Monday to Saturday in Coconut Grove and Palmerston. Visit our website for further information: http://www.fpwnt.com.au