Water, an essential service, and sewerage management and treatment, equally essential! In our Canberra Region, we are fortunate to have the services of Icon Water, proudly serving the Community for over 100 Years.  Icon Water have also supported the community of the Canberra Region through the sponsorship of a range of organisations and events. How often have you seen the Icon Water logo in the background at community events, Gala Balls, sporting fixtures and standing proudly alongside a few amazing community service organisations.

Karinya House has been privileged to have the support of Icon Water in a three-year partnership from 1 May 2016 through to 30 April 2019. We are pleased and honoured to announce Icon Water have confirmed the partnership with Karinya House will continue for another three years from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2022. This news is so exciting for us. The funding from Icon Water, $60,000 over three years, is critical to us. This funding supports key service delivery costs. The funding of direct service delivery costs for a community service organisation is so very welcome, and quite unusual.  Icon Water provides infrastructure services to our community, and their funding for Karinya House, recognises that our provision of individual, woman centric, casework support includes infrastructure support costs. These costs include:  service vehicles to support outreach services and service related transport; telecommunications costs for calls to and from women or other collaborative services that occur all day, every day; costs of providing supported and transitional housing for women;  brokerage costs to support women who have little or no income to cover personal care costs. This infrastructure is critical to support our team of caseworkers, midwives and client support workers to be what is needed for women we walk alongside each and every day.

Icon Water’s contribution directly invests in supporting women in a practical way. Karinya’s primary purpose is to walk alongside women who are pregnant or parenting newborns, with little or no support. This is what we do, and this is what this funding and your donations support.

Every dollar goes to making sure we can be the support person or team, for a woman who has no one. Thank you Icon Water for continuing to partner with us, supporting women in our community.

Special thanks also to Icon Water who supported us at the Canberra Wedding Fair in February 2019, with a lend of their Water Refill Station as well as the Icon Water marquee. A case of Kilikanoon Covenant Shiraz 2003 was also donated to our Mystery Wine Draw at the Gala Dinner.