The SHAK joins Anglicare NT

A dedicated space for young people, The SHAK, was transferred to Anglicare NT management from 1 August 2023. Anglicare NT will operate the SHAK in collaboration with CAAPS Aboriginal Corporation. Young people in Darwin have accessed services from The SHAK since the 1980s, with Red Cross managing the service for the past 20 years.

The SHAK is open after-school and on Saturdays, with extended hours and programming on school holidays. It offers a safe and inclusive space for young people aged 8-18 years to connect, have a hot meal and take part in a variety of activities.

The SHAK is already a successful and much-loved service and we are committed to continuing the quality activities and programs that young people and their families have come to know and trust. We are excited to add The SHAK to our pool of services supporting young people in the Darwin region.

The SHAK currently operates from Sanderson Middle School from 2-6pm Tuesday to Thursday, 2-8pm Fridays and 12pm – 6pm on Saturdays.

The SHAK staff members.

Kayllah and Boab help run programs for young people at The SHAK.