About Us

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Unfortunately the heavy rain has flooded our offices and we have had to close until further notice.

If you have a studio maintenance query please contact our maintenance team at Harris HMC on (03) 9090 8987.

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If your car has already been booked in for pick up and you have a question in regards to that please contact our transport team at Manheim on (03) 9922 6580.

If you have any other Donate Your Car queries please email us at donateyourcar@kuc.org.au and our team will reply to you just as soon as we can.

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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.

Established in 1989 by Ken Morgan OAM, who felt compelled to respond to the findings of the Senate National Inquiry into youth homelessness, known as the ‘Burdekin Report’.

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 comm
unity. 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

 

 

 

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READ MORE ABOUT OUR WORK – 2017 FACT SHEET

 

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).

 

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Careers

Career opportunities Working with Kids Under Cover is rewarding and challenging. We offer a friendly work environment, with our head office located in the heart of

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Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you! Please fill out the quick form below or see below for the key contacts at Kids Under Cover.

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Our People

Kids Under Cover staff and volunteers work towards a common goal.

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Our Story

Our founder's story Now in our 27th year, Kids Under Cover has grown and adapted to changing needs, but the vision of our founder remains at

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