Karinya House was initially the vision of a small group of people in the Canberra community, who wanted to do something practical to support pregnant and parenting women, especially those who were without appropriate accommodation and support.
Since its inception, our service has operated on a twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week basis. We support women from Canberra and the surrounding regional areas. Karinya House is still the only residential and outreach service specifically for pregnant and parenting women in the region.
A large part of Karinya’s success has been our valuable partnerships and the constant and faithful support of the Canberra and region community. We collaborate extensively with the community sector and also with health related and care and protection services.  Our partnership with the ACT Government continues to be very positive.  Karinya House is a local, grass roots community based service, and its sustainability is dependent upon our community investing and sharing in our purpose of supporting pregnant and early parenting women who are vulnerable or at risk.
We believe Canberra is ever-growing as an inclusive, diverse and connected city and we are so grateful to be part of it for over 20 years. 
We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Canberra Day!