Community & the Arts
Aboriginal Resource & Development Service (ARDS)
Our work champions the importance of language and culture in developing self-empowerment for Aboriginal people. We provide a range of platforms for Aboriginal voices to be heard, and we support Aboriginal communities to become informed about, and engage on their own terms with mainstream services and systems.
Education & Communication Services
Provides capacity building in indigenous communities through education, support services and advocacy for indigenous people. Community development and cultural-awareness workshops are provided.
Health Education & Training
Provides health education and training about basic health, germs & microscopy, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and trongyloides for indigenous people.
Language, Education & Resource Centre
Works on behalf of indigenous people and with other service providers to facilitate self-determination & management within the wider community. Services include a resource centre, education & workshops, social welfare assistance, public relations and liaison with government departments &community organisations.
The Yolngu Radio Station provides local language broadcasts across Nhulunbuy, Yirrkala, Darwin and Palmerston, addressing communities’ cultural knowledge base and the questions that indigenous people want answered.
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.
Akeyulerre Healing Centre – Traditional Healing
The Department of Social Services have provided a three-year funded project through their Strengthening Communities Program to support Interrentye by providing business support and management to increase its financial independence and further develop its business operations. This is done by increasing Aboriginal employment and work-related skills with the goal of enabling the young women to independently run the business.A strong partnership with Arid Zone Research Institute (AZRI) has provided a much-needed safe, clean working environment for production, storage and the propagation of key medicinal plants.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences in order to help them solve their common problems and assist recovery from alcoholism. Information is provided for callers about their nearest local meeting.
Alice Springs Youth & Community Centre (ASYCC)
ASYCC creates opportunities for everyone to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. Provide affordable sport & recreational activities in a safe, clean, and inviting environment for people of all ages through sound business and management practices.
The Centre prides its self in promoting an active lifestyle for people of all ages. We have a membership of over 700 from 0-70+.
We offer a range of recreational activities, seven days a week, to the wider demographic of the Alice Springs community. The Centre has successfully operated from a group of old buildings (some dating back to 1947). Our members reflect the population of Alice Springs, everyone is welcome. Some activities attract a fee to cover operational costs, but only survive because they are facilitated by volunteer instructors. If these core activities, and others from hiring the facilities, did not exist the ASYCC would not be able to remain functional, and provide the many vital public access opportunities for sport and Youth social interaction.
The Centre has the following areas: a large dance studio, which is now the home of the Greatorex Public Service Gym; Agnes East Gymnasium (gymnastics and circus space); boxing shed; martial arts dojo; and recreational hall in addition to its outside facilities. Individuals and groups are catered for with a range of classes; including gymnastics, boxing, 5 disciplines of martial arts – all taught by qualified instructors. The recreational hall provides pool tables, TV, DVD player and also caters for refreshments from a canteen area. There is a boxing shed with boxing bags, weights and even a ring where Alice Springs boxing champions James Swan, Jason Lord and Henry Collins have inspired local children.
Anglicare NT – Communities for Children
Communities for Children (C4C) works with Community Partners,families and key stakeholders to improve outcomes for children and families experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage. As Facilitating Partner for the East Arnhem and Alice Springs regions,Anglicare NT supports local community and regional initiatives and collaborative approaches focused on cross sector cooperation,resource sharing and building child friendly communities. Community Partners are funded to deliver and / or develop evidence based activities to address service gaps and strenghten families.
Anglicare NT – Partnership Support Service
The Partnership Support Service (PSS) is a social enterprise that works with Aboriginal organisations to deliver stronger services for community and reflects our commitment to listening, learning and walking together. The PSS is built on genuine partnerships and supports Aboriginal organisations with their aspirations, long term independance and sustainability.