The Christmas Appeal for 2017 is always one tinged with a real sense of new beginnings, as well as new understandings that have been gained as another year draws to a close.  This Christmas is our second Christmas in our New Home.  We have been so privileged to witness the difference these beautiful new spaces have made to the women we  have journeyed with through the 2017 year.  We are now in our 21st year of operation, and celebrating the past 20 years of service to pregnant and parenting women in our Canberra Region.

The expansion of residential service capacity and the provision of beautiful spaces to provide support, and a true sense of safety, security and Home, for pregnant and parenting women to start anew, refreshed with community support, does come at a cost. Your support is vital and we remain so thankful to our Friends of Karinya.  This Christmas, do please consider a gift to Karinya House and women like Jane.  If you are already a recurring donor, please share your experience of supporting Karinya with your friends and family, and encourage them to perhaps share a gift with us this Christmas.

You may also like to donate to Karinya House as your Christmas gift for a friend or family member. We have a lovely gift certificate available for you to print out when you donate on line as a gift. Simply go to the Donate Now page, complete your donation and print off the available gift certificate.

“Karinya House has helped relieve the pressure of worrying about how I would survive after having my baby. I was half way through studying a nursing degree when I fell pregnant with my daughter. I had limited supports and felt very unsettled before connecting with Karinya. They have provided me with baby goods, emotional support and a safe place to stay for myself and my new baby. I don’t feel pressure anymore. I hope to secure affordable accommodation and continue my studies, with the help of their service, for our future.”    Jane

Karinya House currently has 11 women in residence. We are supporting 27 women in our community through outreach. Another 20 women are being contacted regularly pending case management. We walk alongside over 200 women each year.  Karinya provides life changing support to women, children and families each and every day of year, including Christmas Day!   We welcome you to share our purpose of supporting vulnerable and at risk pregnant and parenting women in our community, by contributing to our Christmas Appeal. Be the difference to the future of women like Jane for generations to come!   Donate here.

Our thanks as always to the beautiful Stephanie Corkhill Hyles for her donated wonderful artwork that features as part of our Christmas Card and Appeal this year.