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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. Since the establishment of Karinya House in late 1997 through to 30 June 2016, we have provided residential and outreach support to 5,557 pregnant and parenting women.

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April 21, 2017

The 2017 Mother’s Day Appeal

Just like a family, the amazing staff of Karinya House has always treated me with love and affection. My relationship with Karinya began when I was pregnant with my daughter. At this time, I was living in Canberra completing my PhD. My husband was suffering from serious mental illness and was admitted to an Adult Mental […]

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March 7, 2017

ACT Woman of the Year 2017

International Women’s Day 2017 – On 7 March 2017, our Executive Director, Marie-Louise Corkhill, was given the honour of being announced the ACT Woman of the Year. For those of you who know Marie-Louise, you would not be surprised to hear that her main focus in receiving this award was to direct people toward the […]

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