About Us

Karakan is a for purpose organisation and that purpose and our values guide everything that we do.

Originally founded in 1972, Karakan, has a long and rich history of working with individuals whose lives have been impacted by mental illness, in particular ensuring people has access to suitable, affordable housing in the community.

Today Karakan has transformed itself and now provides support to people with mental health challenges, disability, or both, working alongside people so that they can focus on what is important to them.

A future where everyone is supported, connected and respected is at the heart of everything we believe and is central to our principles and core to our programs.

We also own and run a Social Enterprise based in Toowoomba – KBH Enterprises. We employ people with individual support needs in a woodworking and furniture restoration workshop. KBH was established in 1994 and we have been providing high quality furniture restorations repairs as well as custom designed furniture for over 20 years.

Create Your Tomorrow

We want to make sure we understand what you want from us, so that we can support you in the best way possible, whether that is developing life skills, finding and keeping a job, getting out and about or helping build connections with your community. We want to make sure that you can embrace life to the fullest.

What we promise to do for you:
We partner with you to enable identity, independence and connections.
So that you can ‘Create your tomorrow’.

The ideals that we share and live, through everything that we do

Helping you achieve your goals and build connections with your community through our services, whether that is in your daily life, work, home or in the community.


We embrace diversity and value the uniqueness of every individual, supporting people to advocate for themselves.


We are understanding, genuine and responsive. Working in partnership with people to increase their capabilities towards a life of independence.


We nurture personal recovery and have an unwavering belief in each individual, supporting them to make positive change and live their best life.