Crisis Emergency Accommodation
ShelterMe is a directory of services for people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness in the Northern Territory. ShelterMe is funded by the NT Government through the Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities, and managed by NT Shelter.
The Salvation Army – Catherine Booth House
Catherine Booth House is Darwin’s Domestic Violence refuge that provides in house refuge for women and outreach and emergency accommodation for individuals who are being affected by domestic and family violence.
Staff members there support these women through crisis accommodation and intensive case management. They have also been working especially hard to ensure that there is more awareness surrounding the impact of Domestic and Family violence in the NT.
Catherine Booth House provides extensive case management, risk assessment and safety planning for all who are affected by Domestic & Family violence or sexual assault.
Our services are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. We have a full team of Case Managers, Case Workers, Support Workers and counselling.
We can accommodate up to 12 women in the refuge but offer outreach services and emergency accommodation also.
- Crisis Accommodation
- Art Therapy
- Advice and Information
We can assist you in gaining referrals top appropriate services such as:
- Domestic violence restraining orders
- Alcohol & Drug rehabilitation services
- Legal support
- Medical attention
- Assistance to retrieve personal belongings
Clients accommodated at the service are provided a private bedroom and bathroom and meals for $25 per night.
WoSSCA – Shelter and Crisis Support
At Women’s Safety Services of Central Australia, we provide support and immediate shelter, for you and your children/grandchildren, with an average stay for most women of a few days, to a few weeks. Our shelter is high security, with 30 beds and we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Along with case management, risk assessment, safety planning and emergency relief, we can also refer you to other services in town (such as our counselling appointments) to get the support you need.
Our focus is to provide a space for you, where you can feel safe and supported, while you decide what to do next. When you come to us we respect your privacy – what you tell us remains confidential.
Safety Planning and Risk Assessment
One of the most important things we will do together is ‘risk assessment’ and ‘safety planning’. Our staff are trained to help you work out what the biggest risks may be for you, and to support you to make a safety plan that focusses on your needs and your situation and that keeps you safe. We will give you information that can help you understand some of the risk factors that can increase your chance of being harmed, and work with you to help reduce those risks.
As well as understanding the risks, we help you do a safety plan. This might include talking about who the safe people in your life are, arranging a domestic violence order, letting the police know about your situation, or relocating you to a different house, town or community if necessary.
Supporting Your Children
Children are often unintentional victims of domestic and family violence. We want them to feel safe and supported too when they come to the shelter with you. We can also refer them on to other services if they need more help.
All of our staff work to create a positive atmosphere that supports children and focuses on their individual needs. Stability during times of crisis is really important for children, so we try to maintain routines, support you to make sure they can keep going to school and provide a happy and healthy environment for them to learn, play and feel safe. We have facilities set up for children of all ages, including a new playground and activity space. We also have a family room equipped with games, movies, paints, crafts and books.
Yilli Housing YiSSA short stay accommodation
YiSSA is a short-stay accommodation program located at 55 Batten Road, Marrara.
YiSSA offers accommodation for independent visitors from remote communities who have not been able to get a place to stay in the commercial market or with their families. There are 50 ensuite rooms available for independent visitors. Other rooms are dedicated to case managed clients through appointed service providers and emergency situation such as cyclone and COVID lockdown.
Contact and enquiries:
Phone: 08 89350150
Email: [email protected]
Address: 55 Batten Road, Marrara NT 0812
Reception opens from 7am-9.30pm, 7 days a week
- YiSSA rooms are in high demand, please contact YiSSA to check for room availability.
- At this stage, YiSSA does not take advance bookings, except for bookings made by registered service providers through purchase orders. Thank you.
Who can stay at YiSSA?
- A person who is visiting Darwin
- A person who is independent and able to pay
- A person who is respectful to Larrakia tradition and expectations
Who can’t stay at YiSSA?
- Highly intoxicated people
- Aggressive and disrespectful people
- People who require special health support (i.e. Mental Health, Aged Care etc.)
- Children not supported by parents/ carers
$30/ night for 1 person
$40/night for 2 people
- Key deposit: $50
- Fees to be paid one week in advance
- Price includes breakfast, lunch & dinner
- Max 2 adults or 1 adult & 1 child in a room
- Min stay: 1 night, max stay: 28 nights
YMCA Y Hostel
YMCA of The Northern Territory offers Short to Long Term accommodation to disadvantaged people in Darwin. The Hostel is a multi-story accommodation block which has shared kitchen, laundry and toilet facilities. There are single and double/twin furnished rooms available with a secure car park, swimming pool, kiosk and weekly provision of clean linen.
The Hostel is located in the Darwin CBD district. Reception is open Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm.
Yuendumu Women’s Centre Aboriginal Corporation (YWCAC)
Yuendumu Women’s Centre (YWCAC) is a meeting place, a resource centre and provider of advocacy services for the women of Yuendumu and their families.
YWCAC manage the Yuendumu Women’s Safe House.
YWCA Australia – Housing Support Program
The Housing Support Programs consists of Independent Living – Medium Term Accommodation and Short Term Emergency Accommodation (up to 3 months) for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. YWCA is also available to offer outreach services to assist clients with maintaining existing tenancies.