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Single Mother Domestic Violence Support Directory

Northern Territory Domestic Violence Support

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Northern Territory - N.T. Domestic Violence Counselling Telephone Numbers

Alice Springs 8952 6048
Barkly - Tennant Creek 1800 643 698
Darwin 8945 6200
Jabiru 8979 3154 / 8979 9999
Katherine 8972 1733
Nhulunbuy 8987 0403
Tennant Creek 8962 1011

Northern Territory Police Crisis accommodation and support listings
Domestic and Personal Violence Protection Unit counselling services - Crisis accommodation and support listings

Northern Territory - Dawn House Women's Refuge (A Children and Women's Service)
Dawn House provides supported accommodation, advocacy, referral, counselling and outreach support to women and women with children escaping domestic violence. Other services include education/promotion of a violence free society
Telephone: 8945 1388

Northern Territory - Katherine - Women's Crisis Centre
Short term supported accommodation for women and women with children. Services include advocacy and referral including court support, transport, and education/promotion of a violence free society
Telephone: 8972 1332

Northern Territory - Katherine - Community Accommodation and Support Program (Anglicare)
An integrated medium term supported accommodation, advocacy and outreach support service, with provision for limited crisis accommodation for families. Client groups include families, couples and women (with or without children) in crisis
Telephone: 8972 1571

Northern Territory - Katherine - Family Link (Centacare)
Katherine Family Link provides general and specialised counselling, sexual assault and domestic violence counselling, family support and referral to other services
Telephone: 8971 0777

Northern Territory - Borroloola - Safe House
Crisis, short term accommodation and support for women and children escaping family violence.
Telephone: 8975 8738

Northern Territory - East Arnhem - Women and Families Crisis Accommodation
A refuge for women and children escaping domestic and family violence and crisis/short term accommodation and support to individuals and families in crisis. Services include counselling and emotional support, referral, outreach, living skills, and court support
Telephone: 8987 1166

Northern Territory - Barkly - Tennant Creek Women's Shelter
Short-term crisis supported accommodation for women and children who are escaping domestic violence. Women and children who are homeless and young women (16 & 17 year olds) are a secondary client group
Telephone: 8962 1940

Northern Territory - Barkly - Ali Curung Safe House
Crisis accommodation for women and children
Telephone: 89641967

Northern Territory - Alice Springs - Women's Shelter
Supported accommodation for women and women with children who are escaping domestic violence. Accommodation and support for homeless women is available subject to capacity. The service also provides outreach support and advocacy, community education, information, professional counselling, advice and referral
Telephone: 8952 6075

Parenting Tipsheet - More than arguments - domestic violence
...Domestic violence happens in all sorts of families and plays a major part in the breakdown of families

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What does it mean to be a single mum?Of course, the


are the most important thing in a single mum's life. Kids are the focus and always have been. But along with the children, there are other matters that can confuse a single mum's life.


plays a big part of a single mother's life, mainly because this is where a large percentage of single mums get their finances from. Centrelink are the source from where the

single mother pension

, or as it is otherwise known, the single parent payment comes from. The single mother pension is a subsistence amount, but just the same, it is money to live on, and so it is important, no matter if it is called single parent payment, single mother pension or whatever Centrelink welfare classes it at the time

Often, single mums come out of a


or defacto relationship only to find that their troubles have just begun, and find that their first step leads them towards Family Law - it's time to engage a lawyer.
There are more than just Centrelink finance problems to worry about, as mentioned before, but also

child custody

issues. Child custody is something that hits right at the heart of

single mums

. If a single mother's ex husband or ex partner has been a domestic violence perpetrator, the mum may be greatly worried about child custody. They worry that their kids won't be safe with their spouse, who has already proven to be abusive because they caused

domestic violence

, which resulted in a divorce or separation.

Even so,

Family Court

will often still order a form of child custody named

Shared Parenting

. Shared Parenting is a form of child custody division of time or parental responsibility between the parents. Mother's often look for a good divorce lawyer to try to avoid share parenting with an abusive ex-spouse after divorce, however in many cases Shared Parenting is still the outcome after the divorce, no matter how good the divorce lawyers have been. They will often settle for visitation at a contact centre or access centre where fathers or mothers are supervised during child custody access.

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