Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation – Youth Programs
Reconnect is a program aimed at helping young people aged between 12 and 18 who are at risk of homelessness to feel safe and to re- engage with their family and their community. If it is needed, we help youth find a safe place to live, and help get them back into school, or training or work. We assist young people with boarding school applications and also with the transition if they are successful. We run programs, initiated by the communities, around important issues like problem gambling, youth suicide and healthy relationships.
Nintipulka mitiyaku – Getting smart about media
This program focuses on disadvantaged youth by engaging them with media and technology, in order to allow protect, revive and maintain Indigenous culture, language and knowledge. We also provide media traineeships for young people helping them to become job ready in the areas of graphic design, photography, new media and Arts management.
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.
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.