- Where does the name Somerville originate from?
- Where does Somerville receive its funding from?
- Where are your facilities located in the Territory?
- Is Somerville a Territory or National Body?
- How many staff do Somerville employ?
- What is Somerville's Mission?
- Who is eligible for Somerville's services?
- How do people access Somerville Community Services?
- What services do Somerville provide?
Somerville Homes came into existence in 1965. The homes were named in honour of Margaret Somerville MBE who helped evacuate 95 children from Croker Island to Sydney in 1942 and who returned to Croker Island with the children after the war and continued as a house mother and care giver until 1965. A book entitled "They Crossed A Continent", the story of Margaret Somerville’s epic journey, will tell you how it all began and is available at our office, please call (08) 8920 4100 (also see Publications).
Somerville receives funding primarily from the Northern Territory Department of Health & Families, Commonwealth Government, donations, fundraising activities, individual and business sponsorships and returns on investments.
|Administration/Management/Disability Services/Family Services||147 Lee Point Road, Wagaman NT 0810|
|Disability Services||Seven houses located in the Northern Suburbs of Darwin, one in rural Howard Springs and three houses in Katherine.|
|Family Services||147 Lee Point Road, Wagaman NT 0810
3 Victoria Drive, Gray NT 0830
3 Bonson Terrace, Moulden NT 0830
30 First Street, Katherine NT 0850
Although Somerville is an agency of the Uniting Church in Australia, we are only operational in the Northern Territory. Somerville was established in 1965 and is indigenous to the Territory, your local community service.
With a staff of over 170, Somerville brings together the labour, skills and enthusiasm of its employees and volunteers to give practical expression to the Christian-humanitarian ideal of a caring and sharing society.
To impact positively on the dignity and quality of life of people who are affected by social and economic disadvantage.
- Both male and female applicants.
- Both ambulatory and non-ambulatory applicants.
- Persons described as having high support needs or a severe to profound disability due to physical, intellectual or multiple disabilities.
- Persons assessed as being likely to benefit from cooperative living and from the programs offered in the supported accommodation service.
- Counselling and Family Support is currently available to the general community in Darwin/Palmerston area.
- Limited Supported accommodation in Palmerston is generally able to be accessed by families.
- Financial Counselling is available to the general community in the Darwin/Palmerston area.
- Youth & Family Support is available to people aged 12-24 and their families in the Katherine region.
Our telephone numbers are:
|Darwin||(08) 8920 4100||(08) 8920 email@example.com|
|Palmerston||(08) 8935 1500||(08) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|(08) 8931 6200||(08) 8931 email@example.com|
|Katherine||(08) 8972 5100||(08) 8972 firstname.lastname@example.org|
Office Hours are 8.00 am - 5.00 pm Monday to Friday. No referral required.
Please check the Our Services section of this website.