Housing Support Services
Calvary Community Care
Calvary Community Care provides home care services to help you live an independent lifestyle in your own home.
Our services include shopping and cooking, transport and outings, respite care, hospital to home, credentialed and nursing services, home maintenance, personal care, 24 hour and overnight care, 24 hour personal alarms and domestic assistance. We also provide innovative services such as Pet assistance Welfare Services (PAWS), Flying Solo program and the Holiday Help program.
Calvary Community Care is a provider of:
- Home Care Packages Levels 1-4
- Community Home Support Programs
- Veterans Home Care
- Disability in Home Support, and
- Individual Support Programs.
CatholicCare NT – Housing Support Program
The Housing Support program supports people who are facing eviction from their home or experiencing homelessness. We can help you develop the skills you need to maintain your tenancy. This includes knowing your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.
Who we help
We can help people in NT Housing and those who are leaving public housing to move into private rentals. We also help women and children escaping family violence and people with high-support needs.
How we help
A Case Manager will help you address any challenges you are facing with your tenancy. This includes accessing and maintaining safe and affordable housing. Case Managers help you to develop life skills and coordinate supports and referrals. They will advocate on your behalf with internal and external agencies.
What is the referral process?
Referrals can be received from Department of Housing and Community Development, other government agencies, community service organisations and people can refer themselves.
Central Australian Affordable Housing Company (CAAHC)
Provides Housing via a waiting list. Not emergency housing. Targeted to working Aboriginal people and/or Aboriginal Seniors over 50.
Central Australian Supported Accommodation Central Australia (CASA)
CASA provides a range of living options for people with an intellectual disability including variety of transitional living options, short term respite placements, training and development within areas specific to client needs and a variety of permanent and independent supported accommodation options for people with an intellectual disability.
Independent Living Options
A support program to assist adults with intellectual disabilities to live independently in their own housing.
A respite service for clients in order to assist families and carers of adults with intellectual disabilities.
Supported Accommodation Options
Provides supported accommodation options for adults with intellectual disabilities. Group-home and independent-living options are available.
Darwin Accommodation Services
DAS Accommodation and Support Services is a division of HPA that provides a wide range of support services to Territorians with disabilities with low to moderate support needs.
We provide a range of skills training and services to encourage individuals to live in the least restrictive environment within the community.
DAS provides this valuable outreach support, on a full-time, part-time basis, to approximately 35 people living independently in the community. These clients are living either in units rented from HPA, NT housing or privately owned dwellings situated in the Darwin and Palmerston regions.
Disability Outreach Service
An outreach service providing support for people with intellectual disabilities to enable them to remain in their own housing or to live independently in accommodation of their choice.
Provides supported accommodation for people with intellectual disabilities.
Ingkerreke Outstations Resource Services
Provides municipal, essential and housing services for fifty outstations north, south, east and west of Alice Springs as well as various town camps in Alice Springs.
Services include housing management & maintenance, infrastructure and community development.
Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation
Aged Care Services
Provides aged care services. The service particularly assists Aboriginal elders.
Child care is provided to assist families of infants and preschool children.
Community Aged Care Packages (CACP)
A support service for frail Aboriginal elders who require a range of care services in their own housing. Care provision is developed and monitored through case management to ensure support for those at risk of admission to residential care.
Community Development Employment Program(CDEP)
The program provides unemployed indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over with employment placement and skills acquisition including accredited training and links to apprenticeships and traineeships. Employment projects and activities are chosen by local indigenous communities or distinct groups of indigenous people within a community. The training wage received by participants is equivalent to the appropriate unemployment benefit.
A housing maintenance workshop that also provides training for local indigenous people who wish to become employed as labourers.
Provides support and assistance for Aboriginal people withdisabilities.
Home Makers’ Centre
The Home Makers’ Centre is provided for local Aboriginalfamilies and individuals.
Julalikari Remote Employment Service (JRES)
The program provides referral to skills training for indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over who are living in remote indigenous communities and seeking work or require additional skills to carry out their jobs.
Land Management Unit
The unit propagates plants in the Kargaru nursery for supply to people in remote indigenous communities and for sale to residents of Tennant Creek.
The Land Management Unit also provides training for CDEP participants as well as weed-control services for remote indigenous communities and outstations.
Earth-moving machinery is available for hire.
Night Patrol, together with local police, provide a culturally aware program that works to prevent incidents of violence in the town.
Support Services (HACC)
Support services available for Aboriginal people who are frail aged, ill or have disabilities include a home & community care (HACC) program, a home-maker’s program, respite care and supported accommodation.
Training & Employment Services
The program provides skills training for indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over who are seeking work or require further skills to carry out their role.
Youth Development Program
A drop-in centre providing sporting, recreational & educational activities for young people in the local community. Educational workshops include topics such as alcohol & drugs, health and families. The program also runs a residential program for children and young people 10 to 18 years old where they attend school then stay in safe-house accommodation overnight.
A diversion program is also available where young offenders perform their community service with the centre.
Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation
Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation (LNAC) is a large, progressive and professional Aboriginal organisation with a dual purpose: It is the representative organisation for the Larrakia people, the traditional owners of Darwin and is also a major service provider for Aboriginal people in the region.
LNAC is a dynamic, membership-based organisation, and a major Aboriginal service delivery and business development organisation in the areas of:
- community services
- homelessness support
- land and sea monitoring
- management and arts, culture and knowledge.
Aged & Disability Support Services
Larrakia Nation Aged Care Service is an approved provider of Aged Care Services for the Commonwealth Department of Health. Our primary focus is to assist our clients in living stronger, living longer. We do this by focusing on working with individuals and their strengths, capacity and goals to enable them to remain living independently and safely in their home.
Provides life-skills training for tenants in areas such as budgeting, money & debt management, renters’ rights & responsibilities and household safety to enable them to retain tenancies and maintain healthy places to live.
Return to Country (RTC)
Provides information, referral, proof of identification documents, and return-to-country flights for indigenous people returning to their communities.
The office also finds short-term accommodation for indigenous people who are living in or visiting Darwin.
Health Engagement & Assistance in the Long Grass (HEAL) Program
Provides practical support for homeless and houseless indigenous people in order to improve their health and wellbeing. Programs include Grass Buddies and Arts in the Grass.
Larrakia Assist & Night Patrol
Our Night Patrol service runs three vehicles, seven nights a week, looking after Aboriginal people in Darwin and Palmerston. We provide early intervention to remove people from danger and keep them safe. We resolve disputes using culture and mediation.
Larrakia Outreach & Transport Service
An outreach intervention, prevention and transport service for indigenous people who are homeless, itinerant or living in the long grass. Transport is provided to enable people to attend medical appointments, Centrelink offices, other welfare services and the airstrip for return-to-country flights.
Our Youth Patrol is a new initiative funded in Night Patrol. Operating a bus with the same times and contact number as Night Patrol, we take young people home so they get to bed to be ready for school the next day. We work closely with local youth centres to deliver this service and we encourage any young people needing transport home at night to call us on 1800 101 645
Provide conservation and land management services including erosion control, feral animal & weed control, board walk construction, turtle rescue, fencing, marine surveys and water quality testing.
Mission Australia – Aherlkeme Development Centre
The Aherlkeme Development Centre in Alice Springs provides transitional accommodation alongside support services for Territorians who are either homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness. Specifically designed for individuals and families who have difficulty in finding and maintaining tenancies, Aherlkeme provides a program of culturally safe individual support and case management, as well as life skills development, to help residents successfully transition to the public or private rental market.