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Kids Under Cover supports vulnerable young people between the ages of 12 and 25 who are either already homeless or at risk of homelessness by building studios to provide accommodation and alleviate overcrowding. Young people residing in our studios and houses, and their siblings, can then apply for education scholarships.

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.

For young people and families
You are not alone.

If you are having a crisis right now and need support, the following information may assist you.

Emergency Information – Victoria

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/

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