Babies feel the love at Kira House
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Housing Domestic Violence

Babies feel the love at Kira House

4 July 2019

Kira House

Kira House is a 24-hour service that supports young women leaving family and domestic violence. Around 30% of the women we support are pregnant or have children.

Youth Manager Dawn McAleenan said Rise offered a unique service.

"We're the only service of this type in Perth who caters for such young women.
In the past two years, we have supported 107 women. Of these, 14 had their own children.
We support the women by equipping them with parenting skills which will help them into the future."

Life skills

As well as parenting skills, all women at Kira House are prepared for their everyday and future goals.

Rise can provide informal counselling, focus on strengths and refer women to other agencies if they need other community services.

This beautiful baby (pictured) was recently featured in our Celebrating People Book 2016-2017. This coffee table book contains stories from our staff, volunteers and clients across the whole organisation. You can get a copy at our head office – 12 Leslie Road Middle Swan.

Want to learn more about Kira House?

Everyone deserves to feel safe. Kira House provides accommodation for young women who are leaving family and domestic violence. It’s open 24 hour a day, 7 days a week and is available for women aged 14 – 18 with or without children.

If you need immediate support, call Kira House on: 0408 895 613 .

Learn more about Rise Family and Domestic Violence Support on our website here.

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