Karinya Young Women’s Service
Karinya Young Women’s Service – Crisis Accommodation
Karinya provides short term crisis accommodation to young women aged 13 to 20 years; there is a worker on duty 24/7, 365 days of the year. The main house provides accommodation for up to 6 young women and we also have a separate onsite unit 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 counselling and family mediation.
What the service can help with
Housing and homelessness
How the service is delivered
Coordination of Services
Information, Advice and Education
Services are available for
Age eligibility for children
13 - 20
To access the service, clients
Must be female
Homeless or at risk of Homelessness
Cost of service
At cost to client
Fees charged according to client capacity to pay
Is a referral required?
Housing Connect, Hospitals, CU@Home Caseworkers
How do clients access the service?
Client responsible for transportation to service
Transportation can be provided