Karinya Young Women’s Service
Karinya provides short term crisis accommodation to young women aged 13 to 20 years.
Karinya also provides accommodation and support to young parents/pregnant teens between 16-19 through it's Young Mums 'n' Bubs program.
There is a worker on duty 24/7, and 365 days of the year. The main house provides accommodation for up to 6 young women and we also have two separate onsite units for extended crisis stays.
We support clients to find longer term stable accommodation by referring them to other services. We work with transitional support services in the region to deliver a cooperative case management approach for individual clients. We also provide referrals to service providers of education, mental health, sexual assault, pregnancy, legal issues, violence, drug & alcohol, relationship counseling and family mediation.
We are a Specialist Homelessness Service provider funded by both State and Federal Governments.
The service was established in 1979 to meet the need for safe, confidential, crisis accommodation for young women in the Launceston and greater northern Tasmania region.
Information Last Updated: 10 Sep 2018