Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Relationships Australia opens its doors in Katherine

After more than 25 years of operation Relationships Australia NT now has a permanent home in Katherine.
The charity organisation, which provides counselling and mediation services to local residents, has opened its doors on Katherine Terrace in the heart of town.
Relationships Australia NT Acting Chief Executive Officer Robyn Donnelly said the move reflected growth and increased demand for its services.
“It’s a wonderful time for the organisation, the community and our Katherine staff,” Ms Donnelly said.
“We’re very thankful to Sommerville and Catholic Care who have supported and shared their rooms with us over the years, until it was sustainable for us to open an office.”
Relationships Australia NT started offering counselling to Katherine residents in the late 1980s and extended its services to include mediation in 1990.
“During this time we evolved from having Darwin staff visit town to building our local team, from using hotel rooms and space at other industry providers to now having our own office.”
Relationships Australia NT helps up to 3500 Territorians on average annually and more than 20 per cent identify as Aboriginal.
Ms Donnelly said the organisation increasingly works with families and children.
“We provide assistance to families in various ways including strengthening relationships, mediation, counselling and support for those going through tough times,” she said.
Relationships Australia NT is located at Unit 5, 15 Katherine Terrace, Katherine.
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