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
Kids Under Cover supports vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness by building studios
There are many ways to get involved and help at-risk young people and their families.
The Studio Program is at the core of our work in preventing youth homelessness. We offer one and two-bedroom, fully relocatable studios (with bathroom) constructed on the grounds of the family or carer’s home. Each studio provides a stable, secure space for a young person to grow and study, while keeping them connected to their family or carer, thus reducing the risk of them being forced to leave home prematurely. A simple yet rigorous application process ensures young people get the help that’s appropriate to them.
Applications for a Kids Under Cover studio are temporarily closed.
Kids Under Cover works with Community Services Organisations to provide studios to families.
If you are not currently being supported by a Community Service Organisation, then Services Australia can link you to the most appropriate service. Their number is 132 850 (this is the Centrelink number, but you can call and ask to speak with a social worker).
If you are homeless, at risk of homelessness or living with family violence please see Housing Victoria Crisis & emergency accommodation. Phone: 1800 825 955 (free call) or (03) 9536 7777.
For all other emergencies please contact 000.
If you are residing in government housing you can also make contact with your Housing Officer as they may be able to support your application or seek alternative options.
Please be advised that applications for our Studio Program are currently closed until further notice, the Community Service Organisations that Kids Under Cover work with will be notified when we are able to receive new studio applications.
Please be advised that Kids Under Cover are not able to accept any new referrals and any existing referrals have been placed on hold indefinitely. Kids Under Cover are unable to re-open for the foreseeable future.
Please be advised that referrals for our Studio Program are currently closed until further notice, Kids Under Cover will notify Community Service Organisations when we are able to receive new studio referrals.