YWCA Darwin is a non-religious organisation that achieves positive change by providing advocacy, programs and services for women, families and young people in Darwin. YWCA Darwin is a feminist organisation with a social justice agenda.
We share the aim of the World YWCA to use women’s leadership to deliver safe and sustainable services and promote justice, peace, health, human dignity, freedom and care for the environment.
We are committed to:
YWCA Darwin’s programs are below:
Provides crisis accommodation and support for young people 15 to 18 years old who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Referral to other community services and food & clothing vouchers are also available.
Domestic & Family Violence Centre
Provides crisis accommodation and case-management support for families escaping domestic violence. Support includes advocacy, referral and assistance with attending legal appointments, court hearings, Centrelink services and other support services. Outreach support is also provided for families not accommodated at the centre.
Food for Futures Social Enterprise
Food for Futures is YWCA Darwin’s catering and conference facility social enterprise operating out of Barbara James House and is able to support the work of YWCA Darwin, which provides a diverse range of programs
Housing Support Program
The Housing Support program provides an opportunity for a continuum of housing services for young people and older single women. The Housing Support Program provides case management to respond to homelessness by assisting young people and older single women to move into, or retain, independent accommodation.
Keeping Women Safe in Their Home
Keeping Women Safe in Their Home is a program designed to undertake risk assessment, safety planning and security upgrades for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence so that they can stay in their own homes, or a home of their choice, where it is safe to do so. The program aims to achieve positive outcomes for families, women and their children to improve safety, well-being and reduce violence against women and their children.
Medical Accommodation Program
Provides short-term accommodation for clients accessing the Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre, who come from regional Northern Territory locations. The accommodation features secure access, well appointed guest rooms in family and single room configurations, self-catering communal kitchens, movie room, games rooms, kiosk, guest laundry, internet facilities, and nursery equipment.
Parenting Support Program
A program for young parents and their children, providing focussed services and case management, links to education and group programs.
Women of Worth
Women of worth supports women in custody, under community correction orders, on home detention, and on remand to engage with the community and reduce re-offending.
Youth Diversion Program
Is a Police/Court based referral program providing a case-managed response to young offenders, using a restorative justice approach.
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