Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation – Young parents, nutrition & money management
We run a range of programs and workshops according to current needs and issues. We distribute ‘baby bags’ full of essentials for new parents – this creates an opportunity to check in with young parents and see how they are coping. We also support people in the area of organising and managing finances; including workshops about online banking and shopping, videos about problem gambling. We also run nutrition and cooking workshops on the ground in communities using what is available in that community.
Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation
Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC) has dedicated itself to developing the strength, health, confidence and leadership of Warlpiri youth since 1993. The program aims to promote positive and meaningful future pathways for all young Warlpiri people.
Jaru Pirjirdi (Strong Voices) Youth Developmental Project
A youth development and leadership program as well as an after-care project to assist at risk indigenous young people living in Yuendumu to build positive futures beyond substance abuse.
Mount Theo Respite Outstation
Provides a traditional program to assist people with anyproblems including substance abuse, petrol sniffing, suicidal thoughts or those who are victims of domestic violence. The program particularly assists Walpiri indigenous children, young people and adults.
Provides diversionary and youth development activities for the Warlpiri communities of Willowra, Nyirrpi and Lajamanu. The Program includes WETT Youth & Media Project. The model focuses initially on diversionary activities for indigenous young people.
Project-based media workshops focus on developing interesting youth & media opportunities for young people as a diversion from at-risk behaviours.
Higher-end media training and activities focus on employment options and media products for use in indigenous communities and the wider community.
The Program includes Willowra Youth Development Program, Lajamanu Youth Development Program and Nyirrpi Youth Development Program.
Various holiday programs assist parents by providing recreational activities for primary-school children.
The service particularly assists indigenous families.Warra Warra Kanyi Youth Counselling & MentoringService A community-based youth counselling and mentoring service operating from the remote Warlpiri community of Yuendumu.
Yuendumu Youth Program
Offers a range of youth activities to promote health and wellbeing for children and young people in Yuendumu.
WoSSCA – Partner Support for Men’s Behaviour Change Program
As part of their Marra’ka Mbarintja Family Violence Prevention Program Tangentyere Council runs the Men’s Behavioural Change Program (MBCP). These programs exist to support women and children to be safe. Men who use violence (including being controlling) and abuse in their intimate and family relationships, attend weekly sessions to talk about violence, and how they can make change.
A condition of the MBCP is that one of our Women’s Safety Support Workers contacts you, if your partner or ex-partner is going to be on the program. This is to make sure you get support and information, while he is going through the program.
We offer partner support to you because we recognise that domestic, family and sexual violence is more commonly experienced by women, because of male behaviours that are about power and control.
A lot of men believe women are not equal, that women are less important and that violence towards them is ok.
We are here to support women and to advocate for men’s behavioural change.
No women are referred to us through the MBCP from Tangentyere.
Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service – Clinical Services
Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service’s aim is to relieve poverty, sickness, destitution, distress, suffering, misfortune and helplessness of the Aboriginal people of the Katherine Region.
After-school care is available to assist parents of primary school children.
Belyuen Youth Program
Activities and assistance for indigenous children and young people in the Belyuen community include after-school care and cooking, nutrition and personal-hygiene classes.
Budget Hostel Accommodation
A range of budget accommodation includes short-term,medium-term and long-term permanent and backpacker.
Child care is provided to assist families of infants and preschool children 7 months to 5 years old.
Health & Fitness
Sport & recreation facilities for the community include personal training, teen gym for children & young people 13 to 15 years old, group-exercise classes, yoga, aerobics, cardio-exercise, weight-based exercises, disability programs and school programs. Health services including weight management, blood-pressure testing, rehabilitation services and nutrition education are also available.
Indoor & Outdoor Activities
Outdoor & indoor physical activities are available for children, young people, families and individuals. Activities may include softball & other outdoor games, an inflatable jumping castle, inflatable Twister and a roller-skating disco.
Physical activity in the form of indoor skating and blading is available and may include a roller-hockey competition.
Katherine Aquatic Centre
Physical activities include learn-to-swim and aqua-aerobics classes.
A fun-based program, lead by trained instructors, for families with preschool children 1 to 5 years old.
Leanyer Recreation Park
A free recreation park for the community including water slides and family events & holiday activities. AquaSafe learn-to-swim classes for infants and children 6 months to 12 years old are also available.
Palmerston Aquatic & Lifestyle Centre
Sport and recreation facilities for the community include a fifty metre pool, weights room, gym, disability health club, exercise classes and physiotherapy. AquaSafe learn-to-swim classes for infants & children 6 months to 12 years old are also available.
Palmerston Drop-In Centre
A drop-in centre for young people providing holiday programs, sport & recreation activities, discos, cooking, youth counselling & mentoring and education programs.
Palmerston Recreation Centre
Provides sport and recreation facilities for the community. Programs include health & fitness classes, comprehensive gym facility with the inclusion of disability friendly fitness equipment on site for use, injury rehabilitation programs available, casual child minding, Seniors programs, children’s programs, social sports competitions and facilities hire.
Palmerston Water Park
A free recreation park for the community including water slides and wet play areas for toddlers and children.
Various holiday programs assist parents by providing recreation activities for primary-school children 5 to 12 years old.
Youth Diversion Program
The Program is provided as an alternative to court for children and young people who offended when they were under 18 years old. The program provides case management and is run in conjunction with the Youth in Communities program.
Youth in Communities
Provides case management and support for young people and their families in Katherine. Youth in Communities also coordinates a range of activities for National Youth Week and National Homelessness Matters Day.
Youth in Communities, FAST Program
The Families & Schools Together (FAST) program assists families to build supportive relationships and improve their communication skills in order to achieve better outcomes for children and family members.
Youth in Communities, Girls’ Program
Provides education and discussion for adolescent girls 12 to 18 years old on topics such as mental health, sexual health, drugs & alcohol, good decision-making and gaining access to local support services.
Youth in Communities, Youth Nights
Youth drop-in nights provide free dinner, activities and transport home for children, young people and families. Activities may include roller-skating, discos, table tennis, karaoke, computer games on the big screen and pool.
YMCA NT Alice Springs Childcare Programs
The YMCA of the Northern Territory provides 2 Childcare Centres and an After School Hours Service in Alice Springs.
- MCA Early Years Learning Centre located at the YMCA centre on Sadadeen Road, Alice Springs
- Grevillea Early Learning Centre located at 36 Grevillea Drive, Alice Springs
For further details regarding our Alice Springs Early Learning Centres, click here.
Out of School Hours Care Centre:
- Bradshaw Out of School Hours Care located at Bradshaw Primary School 23 Adamson Avenue, Alice Springs
- Araluen Out of School Hours Care located at Araluen Christian College 10 Blain Street, Alice Springs.
For further details regarding Alice Springs Out of School Hours Care, click here.
We embrace the National Quality framework, and ensure that this is reflected throughout our Centre, as we strive to continually offer high quality care and education. Our programs reflect the principles, practices and learning where children’s interests and strengths are used to guide the curriculum, and promote further learning.
YMCA NT Alice Springs Health & Wellness
At Kilgariff Recreation Centre, we create opportunities for people and communities to connect with a better life.
A recent $2 million redevelopment has transformed the facility into a modern sport and fitness community hub. The KRC offers a wide range of facilities and programs to meet the various needs of the community from young people through to older adults and people with a disability.
- 15 route indoor rockwall
- 2 x group fitness studios
- Functional training space
- Gym – featuring an extensive range of cardio, pin-loaded and free
- weight equipment
- Party space and conference facilities
- 1 stadium court
Access & Inclusion
- Accessible and family change rooms
- Accessible health club and group fitness studios
YMCA NT Childcare Programs Darwin
Early Learning Centres
We provide opportunities for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years, to participate in a wonderfully unique environment, offering a variety of indoor and outdoor activities on a daily basis. We provide nutritious meals throughout the day, promoting the health and wellbeing of all children in our care.
Outside Hours School Care at Driver Primary School
We offer high quality services for children and families who require care out of school hours, both before and after school, and throughout the holidays, located on the schools’ grounds. We work in close partnerships with families to ensure that the individual needs of our children are met. Our programs are guided by the Framework for School Age Care in Australia – My Time Our Place; and our practices are all guided by the National Quality Standard for School Age Care. We embrace the National Quality framework, and ensure that this is reflected throughout our Centres, as we strive to continually offer high quality care and education. Our programs reflect the principles, practices and learning where children’s interests and strengths are used to guide the curriculum, and promote further learning. Helpful Resources:
- Children & Family Services Handbook
- Children & Family Services Policy Manual
- New Childcare Package Information
YMCA NT Darwin Health & Wellness
The YMCA believes everyone has the right to a healthier and happier life. Health in body, mind and spirit. We seek to cultivate the happiness which arises from being positive and valued members of a community, and from taking part in physical activity.
YMCA NT Darwin Youth Space
Palmerston Youth Drop In Centre
The Palmerston Youth Drop In Centre is a youth-led, safe and empowering space for young people managed by the Y in partnership with Larrakia Nation. The Centre offers supervised activities, skill development, leadership opportunities, and targeted follow up for young people in Palmerston.
After School Programs during School Terms
A fun, safe space for young people to meet with friends and peers to try new activities, develop new skills and learn about topics relevant to young people. Activities are free and dinner is included. Guest speakers and groups are encouraged to come and get involved.
- Wednesday – Boys Nights 3.30pm – 7pm
- Thursday – Girls Nights 3.30pm – 7pm
YMCA\’s Back2School program is a short term alternative education program for young people who have disengaged with school. Staff work with young people to identify their individual needs and goals. Goals are set for each young person and worked towards throughout their time in the Back2School program. These goals can be related to anything in a young person\’s life that they are wanting to work on. YMCA actively communicates with the young person\’s school, parents and other relevant agencies to work towards goals and set them up on a path towards success. Click here to learn more about this program.
Support for Young People through Case Management
YMCA also provides support to young people to work on their individual goals and needs. This may include assistance in finding work experience, employment or an apprenticeship, training, securing a driver\’s licence or accreditation, providing in-school support and social/emotional support.
School Holiday Programs
YMCA is the place to be in the school holidays! Our team works hard to create innovative, fun, interactive school holiday programs. To find out what is on offer this coming school holidays contact Palmerston Youth Space email@example.com or phone 8932 1096. YMCA would not be able to operate the Palmerston Youth Space without the support of our sponsors. Thank you to the Australian Government and Northern Territory Government for their ongoing support of YMCA’s programs for young people.