Domestic, Family & Sexual Violence
Crisis accommodation Gove provides the highest of client care, confidentiality and support to all women and children experiencing domestic or family violence in an environment that is non-discriminatory, participatory, and culturally respectful.
The service is committed to promoting the health, wellbeing, and safety of all our clients and their families. A team of Support Workers and a Family & Children Support Worker provide 24/7 assistance.
Providing education and resources relating to domestic or family violence and involvement in community development activities.
Provision of support services to women and children who are at risk of or are experiencing domestic or family violence. Advocacy, information, education, referrals to empower women & their families towards self care, and self resilience in community life.’
North Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Service
Provides legal assistance including advice and casework for indigenous women, children and young people affected by family or domestic violence. North Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Service Provides legal assistance, referral and support for indigenous men, women, children and young people affected by family or domestic violence and sexual assault. NAAFVLS also focuses on raising community awareness and implementing prevention initiatives to address the problems of family violence.
NT Legal Aid Commission
We provide free and confidential legal information, referral to other helpful services and legal advice appointments for most legal problems in the NT.
Call the Legal Aid Helpline on 1800 019 343. The Helpline operator will talk about what type of problem you need help with and connect you to the correct office at Legal Aid to make an appointment. We provide legal advice over the phone, or in person if that is preferred.
Your nearest Legal Aid office runs legal advice clinics in family law, criminal law and civil law matters.
Ongoing legal representation is available to people who qualify for a grant of legal aid. We require you to meet a financial means test and your legal problem must be something we are funded to provide representation for.
Take your first step towards a solution and call the Legal Aid Helpline on 1800 019 343
Relationships Australia – Relationship Counselling
Build a happy, healthy and lasting relationship through counselling. Our local counsellors have experience and training to help relationships. We work with couples to lower stress and conflict. We try to improve key areas such as communication, trust and intimacy.
Common topics that we can help with are:
• Communication issues
• Sexual and intimacy concerns
• Conflict and arguments
• Trauma, grief and loss
• Relationship changes and growth
• Separation & divorce. This can be extra support for people going through family dispute resolution.
Relationships Australia – Family Dispute Resolution
Family Dispute Resolution, also known as family mediation, helps separated or divorced couples to reach agreements around their children, money or property. Mediation is an alternative to going to court. Reaching an agreement without going to court can save parents or couples a lot of money, time and stress.
Family Dispute Resolution is available for parents, carers and other family members. It’s a chance to talk about the children and discuss future parenting arrangements. We help people to talk with respect and focus on what the children need. We can also offer a Child Consultation to assist parents with their decision making.
We can also help separated couples discuss their money, debts and property. You do not need to have children to get help with property issues.
Relationships Australia – Redress Scheme Support Service
We provide free support for people who would like to apply for the National Redress Scheme.
If you experienced sexual abuse as a child under 18 years of age in any institution or school (including sporting club, scouts, orphanages, foster care, religious organisation, group home or clubs) we can support you.
Our support services can help people understand the Redress Scheme and its eligibility requirements. We support them through their application process and help with access to legal and financial advice.
Ruby Gaea in an independent Darwin women’s organisation established in 1987. Ruby Gaea provides free, confidential counselling and support to women and children who have experienced sexual assault at any time in their lives. We challenge the attitudes and myths that perpetuate sexual violence in our community by providing education and training.
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.