Every woman who is pregnant or has a new baby should be surrounded with the supports they need during this important time. However, not every woman has shelter, stability or support. Some may be at risk of violence, experience homelessness or be completely isolated.
For 22 years, Karinya House has provided immediate support for women who are pregnant or have new babies and have nowhere else to turn. We provide safe housing, counselling, support during pregnancy and birth and connections to health, welfare, legal, educational and financial services.
To do this, Karinya House has a team of Case Workers, Counsellors, Midwives and a purpose build secure accommodation facility which is home for 10 women and their children at any one time. We also support up to 40 women and their children in the community at any one time through our outreach services. Karinya House relies on the community to donate 50% of the funding needed to provide vital services to women and their new born babies.
Women and children who are supported by Karinya House go on to make a home, access education, gain employment and engage in their communities. The change that Karinya House creates is transformational and has a positive impact on future generations.
Karinya House is a community based organisation. We invite you to support women who are pregnant or early parenting in our community. Support the women living in peace and safety at Karinya House. Support the women we walk alongside who live in their homes in our Canberra Community.
Each year Karinya House walks with over 200 women who are pregnant or early parenting, and their babies and families, from within our Canberra Region community. We support almost 200 more with information, advice and referral, as well as material support, where full casework support is not required.
The women we support have very little other support. Every woman who is pregnant or has a new baby should be surrounded with the supports they need during this important time. However, not every woman has shelter, stability or support. Some may be at risk of violence, experience homelessness or be completely isolated.
With you, we can be the partner, the mother, the family, the sister, the brother who walks with a woman in crisis. Be a Friend and walk with us. Be the Village with us.
Help us be the person. Become a Friend of Karinya today.
Karinya House Home For Mothers & Babies Inc is endorsed as a Charity and Deductible Gift Recipient. All monetary donations greater than $2 are tax deductible.