Every woman who is pregnant or has a baby should be surrounded with the supports she needs. However, not every woman has shelter, stability or support. Some may be at risk of violence, experience homelessness or be completely isolated.
Karinya House is a local, community based, not-for-profit organisation servicing the ACT and surrounding regions. Karinya House provides immediate support for women who are pregnant or have new babies and have nowhere else to turn.
As a 24 hour, seven day a week service, Karinya House is the only service specifically for pregnant and parenting women in the region, offering individual case management services which may include residential and/or outreach based support services. All services are free of charge. (except for residential services which do have a rental component that is income dependent and subsidised.)
Karinya House recognises and acknowledges the unique lived experiences of women as they navigate building a future for themselves. Our practice framework is focused on developing a sense of hope and belonging, to effect lasting positive change in the lives of the women in contact with Karinya House.
By providing a framework of care that encompasses the whole person, practitioners walk alongside women as they develop their capacity to represent themselves and to make informed choices about their own lives. The Karinya House Practice Framework is founded within the principals of trauma informed care and practice. Individual casework management and flexibility in service provision are paramount at Karinya House.
Karinya House supports women in Canberra and the surrounding regions. A local, not for profit, the Karinya House funding framework is a true cooperative of individuals, families, community groups, corporates, philanthropic and government funding partners. This cooperative approach to funding is a tangible expression of recognition of women in our community, who are pregnant or parenting newborns, with little or no support. Your support and partnership with us is welcome. Donations are tax deductible.