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

Familial exclusion
Housing and homelessness
Mental health
Social exclusion

How the service is delivered

Coordination of Services
Information, Advice and Education
Support Services

Services are available for

Unaccompanied Children

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

Regions covered


Contact Details

03 6331 0774 or 0407 557 410



Focus Domains






Being loved and safe

Having material basics

Being healthy


Having a positive sense of culture and identity