Supporting pregnant & parenting women in crisis

Karinya House Home for Mothers & Babies Inc. is a community based, not-for-profit organisation providing supported accommodation, transitional housing, outreach services and support groups to pregnant and parenting women and their families who are in crisis. Our service, which operates on a twenty-four hour, seven days a week basis, is located in the ACT and provides professional and specialised support to women throughout Canberra and the surrounding regional areas. Karinya House is in its seventeenth year of operation and we have provided residential and outreach support to approximately 4,700 pregnant and parenting women over this time.

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I finally had someone to talk to who understood me and my situation

My name is Clare and I was 17 years old when I found out I was pregnant with my son, James. I was worried I was too young to be a Mum and how my parents would react.

My doctor referred me to Karinya House and after speaking to Marie-Louise I felt so much better. I finally had someone to talk to who understood me and my situation.

By the time James was born I knew I was ready to be a mother, even though I was the youngest person on the maternity ward by at least 10 years!

I fell instantly in love with him and can’t imagine life without him.

James is now 18 months old and I’m studying Politics and International Relations at UC.

I’m still in contact with Karinya and will never forget the help and support they gave me.

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May 20, 2015

Mother’s Day Ball 2015 – A Fantastic Night!

Thank you to all our wonderful supporters who came along to our Mother’s Day Ball or sent a donation in lieu of attendance. What a fantastic night it was! The Stilettos put on a great show, with fun and frivolity contributed by our fabulous guests.  The Mother’s Day Ball was held on Friday 8 May 2015, […]

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May 6, 2015

Karinya’s New Home

Karinya House is moving to a new Home. We invite the community to help us so that this can be a place where women can call ‘Home’ for while; where they can build their ‘Hope'; where they can dream their new ‘Horizon’. Karinya House – Home. Hope. Horizon. It is estimated that the new Home […]

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