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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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July 28, 2015

Interested in working at Karinya House?

Karinya House is currently seeking new Client Support Workers. Karinya House supports pregnant and parenting women in crisis throughout the ACT and surrounding region by providing supported accommodation, transitional housing and outreach services on a twenty-four hour basis. Staff at Karinya House work as part of a dynamic and enthusiastic team, assisting women and their […]

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June 24, 2015

You are warming our winter days…

The team at Karinya have been very heartened over the past couple of weeks by the inflow of financial support during June. There have been cheques in the mail, donations on line, direct credits into the bank account. One beautifully hand written letter arrived from one of our faithful donors, saying: “It is with pleasure I […]

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