What is the service?

Ted Collins Village is a 20-unit housing complex that provides accommodation on 6 to 12 month leases for people in Darwin. The Village was opened in 2011 and is named after Bishop Edmund ‘Ted’ Collins who led the Catholic Church in the Territory for more than 20 years. The facility was built in response to Darwin’s extreme housing crisis, which has contributed to a high occupancy rate and to large numbers of people and families living in poverty in the area. We provide property management services to the tenants of Ted Collins Village. We ask that tenants retain the referring agency as their case manager and therefore that resident’s transition out of the Village within the 12 month period is stipulated in the lease.

Who can access this service?

Families and individuals who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness in Darwin can apply for accommodation at Ted Collins Village. Current residents include single parent families, working couples, infirm, disabled, young and old.

Where is the service located?

We are located at 107 Dick Ward Drive Coconut Grove NT on Bus Route 4.

Who benefits from this service?

Ted Collins Village gives families and individuals respite from the crippling rents, from over-crowding, from couch surfing and from abuse. The mix of residents has helped create community; neighbors are pitching in to care for the kids, birthday parties are well attended and all look out for each other. It is hoped that by fostering this caring for our neighbours such actions will follow the resident to their new accommodation, breaking down isolation and building community.

Can I volunteer for this service?

Yes.

How can I find out more about Ted Collins Village?

Please contact:
St Vincent de Paul Society
3 Bradshaw Terrace Casuarina NT 0810
Northern Territory
Phone: (08) 8948 8100
Fax: (08) 8948 2844
Email: bakhitacentre@svdpnt.org.au