The Christmas Appeal for 2016 is one tinged with a real sense of new beginnings.  This Christmas is the first Christmas in our New Home. These beautiful new spaces have already made a significant difference in the provision of residential and outreach services to pregnant and parenting women of Canberra and the Region.  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. This Christmas, do please consider a gift to Karinya House and women like Ruth.

“Before coming to Karinya House ………. I had no idea where myself or my child would sleep. I slept on a friend’s couch, 7 months pregnant, with my child on my chest. 

Since coming to Karinya House I am overwhelmed by the support that I get from the beautiful staff and  I am so grateful to find these people in my life. I feel safe, secure and more hopeful that I can give my babies a better life. I am no longer stressed as I get so much support.

I have just got my L’s and am so excited to have achieved this. I am looking forward to being independent and one day I hope that I can help people the same way I have been helped.”


In the past financial year, Karinya House has provided a safe and nurturing home to 75 mothers and babies like Ruth. A further 411 women and their families were provided with vital outreach support. Karinya provides life changing support to women, children and families each and every day of the year, including Christmas Day! Please support the services of Karinya by contributing to our Christmas Appeal. Be the difference to the future of women like Ruth for generations to come.   Donate here.