Children & Families
Akeyulerre Healing Centre – Family Support
We support Arrernte Elders to pass on knowledge, support Ngankeres in their healing work and collect, prepare and provide bush medicines to our people. We help support people to access the services that are available in the community and provide whole – of – family support, because we realise that people’s health and well-being is linked to the health and well-being of the community. The centre provides a safe environment free from violence and stress, where families support each other. We hold family BBQ nights, conduct country visits, visit Elders in the community and support access to healing ceremony for mainstream services in addition to local families.
Alawa Aboriginal Corporation
Alawa Aboriginal Corporation operates a number of self-funded business operations and grant-funded programs, all aimed at delivering essential services to the residents and businesses of Minyerri. Our focus in all our operations is providing social outcomes to our community in a sustainable way.
The Alawa Aboriginal Corporation (AAC) was first established in 1999, its primary purpose to establish and operate commercial enterprises on behalf and for the benefit of the Alawa people. To this day, the AAC undertakes many business operations for the purpose of providing social, cultural and economic benefit to the Alawa people and the broader community. AAC has been successful in delivering many services to the community including municipal services, aged care, child care related services, arts centre and many more activities under the Federal Government’s Community Develop Program (CDP).
After-school care is available for local indigenous primary school and secondary-school children. Centrelink Provides Centrelink services for the local indigenous community.
Community Development Employment Program(CDP)
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.
Provides child care for local indigenous infants and preschool children.
Delivered Meals (HACC) (Meals on Wheels)
Three meals a day are delivered at low cost to those who would otherwise be nutritionally at risk, including the frail aged and people with disabilities. The service particularly assists indigenous families.
Home Care Services (HACC)
Home Care services are available for frail elderly, incapacitated or ill residents and those with disabilities to help with household duties including cleaning, laundry, meal preparation, wood collection and shopping. The service particularly assists indigenous people.
School Nutrition Program
A nutritious breakfast and lunch are provided for local indigenous primary-school and secondary-school children.
Anglicare NT – Child & Family Contact Service
The Child and Family Contact Service (CFCS) supports children and young people in the care of the CEO of Territory Families to have meaningful and quality contact with their parents and family members. Families are supported to develop parenting skills and a safe environment to help facilitate the return of children into their care. Where reunification is not possible at that time,children and families are provided with contact opportunities that enhance connection to family,culture and community. Referrals are through Territory Families,Housing & Communities.
Anglicare NT – Home Interaction Program for Parents & Youngsters (HIPPY)
HIPPY is a free two-year, play based curriculum of fun activity packs. Starting when your child turns 3, your HIPPY Tutor will practice the activities with you during home visits. Each pack has activities for you to do with your child and ideas so that learning can happen anywhere and any time.
HIPPY assists children to become curious learners and to achieve important developmental milestones.
Anglicare NT – Intensive Family & Parenting Support (IFPS) Darwin
The Intensive Family and Parenting Support (IFPS) helps keep vulnerable families together by providing trauma informed assistance where children are vulnerable to,or have been identified by Child Protection as at risk of,significant harm. Through assertive outreach,intensive engagement and case management families engage with practical and educational supports to strengthen parenting skills,connect with family networks and engage with community supports to sustain safe environments and promote the preservation of the family. The program is delivered in partnership with the CAAPS Aboriginal Corporation. *Referrals are through Territory Families,Housing & Communities.
Anglicare NT – Intensive Family & Parenting Support (IFPS) Gove Peninsula
The Intensive Family and Parenting Support (IFPS) helps keep vulnerable families together by providing trauma informed assistance where children are vulnerable to, or have been identified by Child Protection as at risk of, significant harm. Through assertive outreach, intensive engagement and case management families engage with practical and educational supports to strengthen parenting skills, connect with family networks and engage with community supports to sustain safe environments and promote the preservation of the family. The program works closely with Elders and locally based community, health and support services. *Referrals are through Territory Families, Housing & Communities.
Anglicare NT – Ngukurr Freshwater Playgroup
The Ngukurr Freshwater Playgroup is based at the at the Guluman Child and Family Centre. The Playgroup is staffed by a pool of locally based Aboriginal Playgroup Workers and operates in collaboration with the Family as First Teachers (FAFT) program. Activities are age and stage appropiate and encourage parental/carer engagement,cultural connections and school readiness.
Anglicare NT – Numbulwar Saltwater Playgroup
The Numbulwar Saltwater Playgroup is based at the Numbulwar School. The Playgroup is staffed by a pool of locally based Aboriginal Playgroup Workers and operates in collaboration with the Family as First Teachers (FAFT) program. Activities are age and stage appropiate and encourage parental/ carer engagement,cultural connections and school readiness.
Anglicare NT – Pandanus (Child Birth Education & Perinatal Support)
Pandanus is a free,voluntary and confidential youth friendly Child Birth Education and Perinatal support service. It is for pregnant young women and young parents (12 – 25 years of age). Midwives provide one off Child Birth Education (CBE) information sessions,adapted CBE group courses. The Caseworker provides short term case management support,practical assistance,referrals to ongoing assistance and new parent information and connection group sessions. Pandanus promotes healthy relationships,pregnancy awareness,positive parenting and peer support and is guided by a Youth and Professionals Reference Groups.
Anglicare NT – Resolve Family & Relationship Counselling & Parenting Courses
Our qualified Counsellors work with families,couples and individuals to explore solutions to personal and relationship problems and other challenges. We use evidence based person-centred,therapeutic,solution focused and strengths approaches. Tailored age and stage appropraite sessions are available for children and young people. Parenting can be hard at times – thats why we offer a range of evidence based short courses including ‘Tuning into Kids and Teens’,‘123 Magic and Emotion Coaching’ and ‘Engaging Adolescents’. Individual sessions and follow up support can also be provided. These courses help make sense of challenges and share ways to make parenting easier,more rewarding and less stressful. *We use a sliding scale to set fees. Let us know if you are experiencing financial difficulties or are on a low income. No-one is excluded. Fees will be negotiated at your first appointment.