About Us

Building Foundations to Prevent Youth Homelessness

Kids Under Cover (ABN 76 604 592 013) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preventing young people becoming homeless within Australia.

Established in 1989 by well known Melbourne identity, Ken Morgan OAM, who felt compelled to respond to the findings of the Senate National Inquiry into youth homelessness, known as the ‘Burdekin Report’ (read the report here).

The disturbing findings of the inquiry moved Ken to raise the funds to build a house for homeless young mothers.  Ken’s passion to increase the support offered to young people facing homelessness instigated the birth of Kids Under Cover.  Ken was determined to fill the huge gap in support offered to young people in the community.

Our early intervention approach is practical,  simple and effective.  At the heart of our work are the relocatable studios that provide stable and secure accommodation for young people at risk of homelessness.  We complement this with scholarships for education or job training to empower young people to achieve their goals and remain connected to education and the community. This combination is proven to prevent young people from becoming homeless and keep families together.

Our approach is simple and focuses on early intervention to prevent youth homelessness.


Our solution is to:

  • Build one or two-bedroom studios (with bathroom) in the backyards of homes to keep young people connected to family.
  • Provide scholarships to ensure ongoing engagement with education or job training.



The combination of providing safe and secure accommodation coupled with scholarships has proved to prevent young people from becoming homeless and keep families together.


We are committed to the safety, participation, and empowerment of all children.

Evidence of our charitable status ACNC Registered Charity Tick








Kids Under Cover would like to thank the models that appear in some of our website imagery to protect the identity of our clients.

“Preventing youth homelessness” presentation (PDF).





Career Opportunities Working with Kids Under Cover is rewarding and challenging. Working with us provides a wonderful opportunity to make a real difference in the lives

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Our Team

Kids Under Cover staff and volunteers work hard to prevent young people from becoming homeless

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Our Story

Our founder's story For almost 30 years  Kids Under Cover has grown and adapted to changing needs, but the vision of our founder remains at the

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