Salvation Army – Towards Independence Program
We provide confidential, transitional housing and outreach support program that can assist families to move from a crisis situation to living independently in their community.
Families are referred from other Salvation Army services and various community organizations. Eligibility is determined through meeting with families and discussing their situation
HOW DO WE ASSIST?
- Offer transitional housing
- Provide ongoing regular outreach support
- Assist families with their physical and material needs
- Assist in the development of a support plan
- Provide referrals to other services (eg. Children’s services, counselling, legal services)
- Help to secure permanent housing
- Talk to other services on your behalf
- Provide guidance to appropriate life skills (eg. Parenting, budgeting, cooking etc)
- Access to support networks, home visits, recreational activities and social events.
ShelterMe is a directory of services for people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness in the Northern Territory. ShelterMe is funded by the NT Government through the Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities, and managed by NT Shelter.
TeamHEALTH is a for purpose organisation that supports people dealing with mental health concerns or mental illness. We seek to create community capacity for good mental health so that all people may lead a full and valued life. We are the only non-faith based, grass-roots mental health organisation that focuses its operations only in the Northern Territory (NT).
Based in Darwin, TeamHEALTH provides evidence based mental health services, focused on support, recovery and rehabilitation across Darwin, Palmerston and the regional and remote communities of the Northern Territory’s Top End. This includes Katherine, Maningrida, and Gunbalanya.
The Gathering – Emergency Relief Program
A principle operation of The Gathering is the emergency relief program. The emergency relief program is operated in conjunction with the Baptist Bush Church. Emergency relief program outlets are operated at each of the location listed below. From these outlets people may access food parcels and other emergency relief support including, a variety of social services, mentoring, job-ready training, preparation of resumes, basic budgeting, counselling and interagency referrals. From these outlets children’s craft groups and social activities for adults also operate. Activities include darts, pool competitions, or just a chat. Clients accessing these outlets are encouraged to participate in other activities of the Gathering’s sub-groups. The Gathering is also registered a facilitator for those carrying out community work orders.
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.
Thirrili Postvention Services
Once we are notified of a loss of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person to suicide or other traumatic incident, we assess who is best placed to assist the family.
We will work with local Elders, community and Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander organisations to ensure a community response is put in place to support bereaved individuals and families.
We can travel to provide support if invited by the family or we can provide advice to Community Leaders or Elders and local services on how best to respond.
Our aim is not to replace the good work being done by local services. Rather, we aim to compliment the work being done by them to ensure the best outcome for families and their communities.
We meet with individuals and families to discuss their needs. We are able to provide practical social support, link people with a range of local social, health and community services and where appropriate continue to work with local services to ensure care and support continues beyond the immediate aftermath of the traumatic incident (we call this throughcare).
We can advocate on behalf of families to assist them access the supports they need in their time of grief. Our impartiality and independence enables us to be strong advocates for families, ensuring that services are working together to provide coordinated care.
To contact a Postvention Advocate call 1800 805 801
The 1800 805 801 number is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
If you or someone you know is suicidal
If you are looking for help, please call one of the following national helplines:
Lifeline Counselling Service: 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 (cost of a local call).
WoSSCA – Shelter and Crisis Support
At Women’s Safety Services of Central Australia, we provide support and immediate shelter, for you and your children/grandchildren, with an average stay for most women of a few days, to a few weeks. Our shelter is high security, with 30 beds and we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Along with case management, risk assessment, safety planning and emergency relief, we can also refer you to other services in town (such as our counselling appointments) to get the support you need.
Our focus is to provide a space for you, where you can feel safe and supported, while you decide what to do next. When you come to us we respect your privacy – what you tell us remains confidential.
Safety Planning and Risk Assessment
One of the most important things we will do together is ‘risk assessment’ and ‘safety planning’. Our staff are trained to help you work out what the biggest risks may be for you, and to support you to make a safety plan that focusses on your needs and your situation and that keeps you safe. We will give you information that can help you understand some of the risk factors that can increase your chance of being harmed, and work with you to help reduce those risks.
As well as understanding the risks, we help you do a safety plan. This might include talking about who the safe people in your life are, arranging a domestic violence order, letting the police know about your situation, or relocating you to a different house, town or community if necessary.
Supporting Your Children
Children are often unintentional victims of domestic and family violence. We want them to feel safe and supported too when they come to the shelter with you. We can also refer them on to other services if they need more help.
All of our staff work to create a positive atmosphere that supports children and focuses on their individual needs. Stability during times of crisis is really important for children, so we try to maintain routines, support you to make sure they can keep going to school and provide a happy and healthy environment for them to learn, play and feel safe. We have facilities set up for children of all ages, including a new playground and activity space. We also have a family room equipped with games, movies, paints, crafts and books.