Woven pandanus basket from Injalak Arts, Gunbalanya

Woven pandanus basket from Injalak Arts, Gunbalanya

Ironbark Indigenous Support :

Ironbark Indigenous Support (IIS) is a specialised program contributing to the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people with particular focus on those affected by family and domestic violence. IIS supports community members in the Darwin and Palmerston areas and the Town Camps. We have two location points – Casuarina and Palmerston.

IIS collaborates with local service providers, connecting ATSI community members with specialised referral networks. The program takes an inclusive approach, offering trauma-informed and culturally appropriate support to meet the varying needs of clients. IIS provides advocacy and a flexible, tailored approach to case management support whilst working to empower clients and improve safety and wellbeing.

The IIS team participate in ongoing professional and personal development – through education, peer and supervision support, and training – ensuring continuous learning and development to better assist the ATSI community.

 

The IIS program provides the following specialised services:

  • IIS PROGRAM ACCESS: Streamlined referral pathways for clients to enter the IIS program, through self-referral, government and NGO channels. Improving the community member’s access to services and specialised support.
  • SAFE ENVIRONMENTS: Office-based and outreach services in a readily accessible and culturally appropriate environment.
Woven pandanus Mat from Injalak Arts, Gunbalanya

Woven pandanus Mat from Injalak Arts, Gunbalanya

  • REFERRALS: Supported referrals to Indigenous and non-Indigenous networks, including organisations specialised in domestic and family violence, housing, legal, money management, counselling, and alcohol and drug services.
  • SUPPORT: Direct support from dedicated and experienced IIS team members, including intensive case management, advocacy, coordination and attendance of appointments, and building capacity of clients.
  • RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Development of strong relationships and connections with Indigenous and non-Indigenous service providers, to ensure safe access and supported pathways for its clients.

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