Anglicare NT – Refugee & Migrant Settlement Support (RAMSS)
RAMSS is a free,voluntary and confidential case management and advocacy service assisting refugees and migrants who have lived in the Darwin,Palmerston and rural area for less than 5 years. Individuals,couples and families are supported to address presenting issues,build skills and gain confidence to navigate and access the broad range of services available in the community.
Australian Red Cross
Migration Support Services
As part of the world-wide Red Cross tracing network, Red Cross tracing in the Northern Territory re-establishes contact between relatives separated as a result of war, conflict or international disaster. Various free-of-charge services are offered, including tracing, the Red Cross message service, family reunion, health & welfare reports and related services. Support is provided to people seeking asylum and living in the Northern Territory while they are awaiting determination of a claim for protection.
Emergency relief is available for any migrant experiencing a crisis, in the form of casework, limited financial assistance and in-kind support. Red Cross provides support and assistance to people who have been trafficked, or who have experienced forced marriage, through the Support to Trafficked People Program. Red Cross also conducts monitoring visits to immigration detention centres in Australia and offshore.
Communities for Children Program
Enables the establishment of community committees in both Palmerston and Tiwi Islands. The committees then allocate funding to a number of local programs to support families and children.
Operation of the National Registration & Inquiry System
(NRIS) allows concerned relatives to track family members who find themselves caught up in disasters. Australian Red Cross also provides assistance for people affected by emergencies and disasters. Trained staff and volunteers identify those who need counselling & support and provide basic necessities, care and comfort.
First Aid Training
Public courses for First Aid training are available in Alice Springs. For all bookings please call 1300 367 428.
Community Development Work in seven locations, with Community Development Officers and Cultural Support Workers assisting the communities to develop solutions and programs that are best for each community. Red Cross is working in Darwin, Galiwinku, Katherine, Daly River, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Tiwi Islands.
CatholicCare NT – Children and Parenting Support
Our Children and Parenting programs can help families in different ways. Home visits and community outreach: CatholicCare NT can provide “in home” parenting support and education. We work with you to identify issues that could impact your children or family. We can provide support and referrals to help you with these issues before they escalate. Where available, we can also help transport you and your family to activities, playgroups and appointments. Parent education: Our parenting education groups focus on child development. They help to build parenting skills and knowledge. For more information on parenting education and groups click here. Peer support groups: Peer support groups let you link you in with other families in the same stage of life. These peer supports include groups for mothers and babies, primary school parents and single fathers. Children and youth counselling: Counselling is available for children, young people and families. These sessions are tailored to your needs.
COTA NT – Aged Care Navigator Program
These services are for people who need information about aged care options, or help to access aged care supports. This means older people, their families, friends and others who want to link with aged care supports.
Darwin Asylum Seeker Support & Advocacy Network Incorporated (DASSAN)
DASSAN provides advocacy and support services that benefit asylum seekers in the community and in immigration detention in Darwin that include:
- Direct provision of welfare and emotional support to asylum seekers;
- Brokering for pro-bono legal, medical and housing services for asylum seekers;
- Supporting community members to advocate asylum seekers; and
- Promoting an awareness of the issues affecting asylum seekers.
Please note: DASSAN is volunteer run organisation, please make contact via our website https://www.dassan.org/ contact us page and someone will respond asap.
Emotional and Social Wellbeing
Funded by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, this program aims to promote social inclusion, cohesion, multicultural diversity and linguistic diversity for the wellbeing of migrants. The program offers Mental Health support to migrants in the NT by applying cultural safety model while dealing with psycho-social issues of migrants, building therapeutic alliance and trust, making services inclusive and accessible. To engage the multicultural population, good quality interpreter services where available that will help in developing participatory and collaborative partnerships with the migrant population. The service is provided through Telehealth model or face to face consultation which will leverage the existing Ignite potential resources of trained Mental health professionals.
Family and Children Enquiry Support (FACES)
FACES is a telephone hotline that offers information about and referrals to support services throughout the whole of the NT. This service can be accessed by anyone in the community from parents and carers to professionals, who are seeking advice on resources and services that can help support and empower families and children.
Football Without Borders
Training Sessions: Thursdays weekly at Nakara Oval from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Football Without Borders (FWB) is an organisation that promotes the integration of refugees, asylum seekers and new migrants in the Darwin community by engagement through the practice of football (soccer). The program provides a great opportunity for participants to meet form new friendships, practice their favourite sport and grow in confidence as they find their place within the Darwin community.
FWB competes in Football NT’s Division 1 tournament during the active football season (Feb – Sep) and plays friendlies every other weekend throught the year. No matter your skill levels, you are welcome to enjoy football with us.
Support is fluid and extends to areas outside of football including help finding work, transport and communication systems.
Find us on Facebook as “Football Without Borders Darwin” and join in the fun!
Foster and Kinship Carers Association NT Incorporated
Foster and Kinship Carers Association NT is the peak body for foster and kinship carers providing support, advice and advocacy for carers across the Northern Territory. Foster and Kinship Carers Association NT provides services that empower foster and kinship carers through knowledge, support and advocacy.
Melaleuca Refugee Centre Torture & Trauma Survivor’s Service of the Northern Territory – Counselling and Support Services
This program was developed by the Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma, to support survivors of torture and trauma by providing specialised services to improve their emotional and mental wellbeing.
The Program is open to permanently resettled refugees and humanitarian entrants and those on temporary substantive visas living in the community, who are experiencing psychological or psychosocial difficulties related to their experience before coming to Australia.
It offers a safe, professional and nurturing environment for clients to discuss their pain, deal with their grief and address their fears. Ultimately, the Program’s goal is to help clients to heal, with a focus on counselling.