Stories of change ~ Karinya House for Mothers & Babies Inc.

HAC Foundation support

Karinya House for Mothers & Babies Inc. has been a worthy recipient of two grants from us over the years. One was for $5,000 to provide essential outreach services and the second was for $10,000 to provide targeted assistance for women suffering domestic violence.  We are honoured to play our small part in helping Karinya to continue to change lives every day.


About the organisation


Sometimes the beginning of life is the hardest part...Karinya House is a dynamic, compassionate organisation providing professional care and support for women in need during and after their pregnancy.

Rebecca's story tells perfectly how Karinya House changes lives. Watch Rebecca's story

Karinya House Home for Mothers & Babies Inc is a community based organisation providing supported accommodation, transitional housing and outreach services to pregnant and parenting women and their families who are in crisis. The service operates on a twenty-four hour, seven days a week basis and is located in the Australian Capital Territory. Karinya is the only residential and outreach service specifically for pregnant and parenting women in the region. 

At Karinya House we value the gift of life and the dignity of each individual. We offer our clients practical support and opportunities that enable the development of confidence, self esteem and personal skills. 

Karinya House offers a secure and caring environment for women who are pregnant, or parenting newborn babies and are without appropriate support and accommodation

Our 24/7 service includes:

• Supported accommodation, transitional housing and an outreach service for pregnant women at any time before the birth of their baby and for up to three months after their baby is born,
• Casework support incorporating counselling, referral and information for clients in matters relating to childbirth, parenting, health and welfare services, including housing needs.

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