BAFBADGEEach year Karinya House supports over 500 pregnant and parenting women and their babies within our Canberra Region Community.  As a Friend of Karinya, you will help to provide shelter, warmth during those cold Canberra winters, food, clothing, support and advocacy for mothers and babies. Homelessness and family violence are critical issues. 50% of the women of Karinya are homeless upon referral. Over 60% of women have experienced family violence.

As a community based organisation, your investment with us is vital. The community funds 50% of our service costs each year.  Can you help us increase our Circle of Friends. Every Friend counts  and we need around 3,000 financial Friends to remain sustainable.

Be a Friend to the women of Karinya. Every monthly contribution you invest brings a return of so much. You can be the difference in someone’s world  – the world of a Mother or her baby.    

At Karinya, to provide one night of shelter and residential support for up to 6 pregnant or parenting women costs $500. We provide 365 nights per year, providing over 4,000 accommodation places over the course of a year. At the new Karinya, we will be able to accommodate at minimum, 11 pregnant or parenting women. 

A day of outreach services costs $440. At present (August 2016) we have 33 women receiving outreach support services.

A day of midwifery support costs $440. Over our full service, in August 2016, we are supporting 47 women, the majority of whom require ante or post natal support.

Karinya House provides this support 365 days a year.   To continue to provide this support we need your help.  A recurring donation from a Friend of $20 per month, $50 per month, $100 per month can be the difference.

On average to support a Mother and her baby through a change of life event costs $3,000. This is not a significant investment for what can be a most inspiring and enduring return.

Be a Friend. Be a part of Karinya’s stories through our eNewlsetter, our website and on social media. You will see a return on your investment in ways that make tangible and genuine difference to someone’s world. We welcome you to join us and we thank you for your generosity.


If you are already supporting Karinya House as a regular donor, you are also welcome to renew your sign up now as a Friend of Karinya, using this online facility.  Please also contact us at, to let us know when you have signed up online. We can then remove you from our existing recurring deduction processes, to ensure duplicate deductions do not occur.

If you are a Friend of Karinya please post a photo with your “I am a Friend of Karinya” sign on Facebook or Instagram and tag us in. We would love to see you there!

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