Our November Community Champion is Karinya House.
Karinya House (a Ngunnawal word for ‘peaceful home’) is a local charity who provide round the clock support services to mothers and babies facing crisis in the ACT and surrounding region. Established 25 years ago, they believe that every woman who is pregnant and parenting should have the support she needs and aim to provide every woman with safety, shelter and a positive support network.
They provide supported accommodation, outreach services, group support and practical assistance with food, baby clothes and household goods. Their individual case management is a key pillar of their program, which is tailored to the needs of each women seeking support. This helps these women get the practical support they need, and provides opportunities to build a supportive network, be confident in themselves and develop important personal skills.
Karinya House has partnered with many local organisations to extend their support services and have established themselves as a vital part of the community. They have been recognised with multiple awards and positive testimonials from women who have greatly benefitted from their assistance. The supportive environment Karinya offers through its programs and networks has helped change lives for the better and have a positive impact on future generations.
If you’d like to find out more information about Karinya House, you can check out their website here. You can make a donation to their ongoing efforts here, and contribute to their Christmas appeal here.