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).
Yilli Rreung Housing Aboriginal Corporation
Yilli Rreung Housing Aboriginal Corporation (Yilli Housing) is a leading provider of affordable housing and community housing, based in Darwin in the Northern Territory.
We are an independent, Indigenous based organisation, delivering professional housing management, maintenance and construction services to the Top End community. We manage the tenancies and municipal services of Indigenous communities and we provide affordable housing to individuals and families who are disadvantaged in the mainstream housing market.
Housing-management services are provided for the Berrimah Estate and indigenous communities in Darwin and Palmerston areas.
Emergency relief in the form of financial assistance with bond, rent, and power & water expenses for indigenous and non-indigenous singles and families in financial distress.
Municipal & Infrastructure Services
Assists with the provision of housing maintenance services for indigenous communities in the Greater Darwin region that have signed a service-level agreement with the Corporation.
Corporation rental stock is leased to indigenous and non-indigenous people who are waiting for priority public housing and are in need of short-term emergency accommodation.
YMCA Y Hostel
YMCA of The Northern Territory offers Short to Long Term accommodation to disadvantaged people in Darwin. The Hostel is a multi-story accommodation block which has shared kitchen, laundry and toilet facilities. There are single and double/twin furnished rooms available with a secure car park, swimming pool, kiosk and weekly provision of clean linen.
The Hostel is located in the Darwin CBD district. Reception is open Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm.
Yuendumu Women’s Centre (YWCAC) – Yuendumu Women’s Safe House
Crisis accommodation is available for women and their children who are experiencing domestic violence. Twenty-four-hour contact is available.
Yuendumu Women’s Centre Aboriginal Corporation (YWCAC)
Yuendumu Women’s Centre (YWCAC) is a meeting place, a resource centre and provider of advocacy services for the women of Yuendumu and their families.
YWCAC manage the Yuendumu Women’s Safe House.
YWCA Australia – Domestic & Family Violence Centre
The Domestic and Family Violence Program consist of The Domestic and Family Violence Centre, the Keeping Women Safe in Their Homes Program and individual counselling for women who have experienced domestic and family violence.
The Domestic and Family Violence Centre helps those who are fleeing domestic and family violence, by providing:
- crisis accommodation
- safety planning
- individualised plans