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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 our establishment in late 1997, we have provided residential and outreach support to over 5,000 pregnant and parenting women.

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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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News & Announcements

November 24, 2015

Our AGM and our Annual Report 2014 – 2015 …

Today we held our Annual General Meeting, with the kind assistance of the the Canberra Southern Cross Club, who provided us with a meeting room.  The meeting is for Members of the Association to hear a report on the Association’s activities for the 2014-2015 year, as well as an opportunity for us to thank our […]

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September 16, 2015

The First of Many (we hope!)…

In a first of what we hope might be many, we gathered a few of our funding partners (current or potential!) together at Hotel Hotel to give them a briefing of our New Home, over canapés and drinks.  We thank our friend Nicole for the donation of the canapés – how generous, and we thank […]

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