Kids Under Cover is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preventing youth homelessness.
We offer young people the unique combination of supported housing options with scholarships
There are many ways to get involved and help at-risk young people and their families.
Kids Under Cover supports vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness by building studios
YES Partnerships underpin all of Kids Under Cover’s work
Find out more about youth homelessness, our news, our publications and current research
Young people and their families are not eligible to apply for a Kids Under Cover studio directly; referrals are made on behalf of families to Kids Under Cover by a Community Service Organisation. If you or your family are not engaged with a Community Service Organisation, you can contact your nearest Centrelink office and request a listing of local Youth or Homeless Service providers. Alternatively, you can call Kids Under Cover on 1800 801 633 who can help you link up with a Community Service Organisation.
If you are having a crisis right now and need support, the following information may assist you.
In the event of an Emergency, please call 000 to reach Police, Fire and Ambulance services.
Youth Central has a good overview of what’s available and a list of emergency contacts.
Frontyard Youth Services helps to address the physical, social and emotional needs of people between 12 and 25. Their services are all free, and include: housing support; health services; education and training; and family support.
Lifeline provides 24-hour telephone counselling on one national number. This service is available to anyone, anywhere in Australia, at any time day or night. Help is available and no one has to face their problems alone. Contact: 131 114 or www.lifeline.org.au
Kids Help Line is Australia’s only free, confidential and anonymous, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. Contact: 1800 551 800 or www.kidshelpline.com.au
Crisis Help Network: Melbourne Homeless Services is a great resource updated and maintained by people who are, or have been in crisis or homeless and whose experiences are invaluable to the worth of this resource.
The beyondblue info line provides access to information and referrals to relevant services for depression and anxiety related matters. You can call the info line for the cost of a local call 1300 22 4636 or visit http://www.beyondblue.org.au/
* Important Message *
Unfortunately the heavy rain has flooded our offices and we have had to close until further notice.
If you have a studio maintenance Read more >
The largest and most high-profile fundraising activity on the Kids Under Cover calendar, the 9th Cubby House Challenge is set to take place again in Read more >
Globally, we are facing a serious issue with youth homelessness. Although the 1.8 billion young people aged 10-24 on our planet form a diverse group, Read more >