Helen’s Story

All Helen wanted was to give her kids some stability, keep them safe and give them space to heal

Every day we are inspired by the resilience of the young people supported by Kids Under Cover and are often overwhelmed by the stories of families we come across.

Families who through no fault of their own are doing it tough. They are doing the best they can just to survive having endured hardship and harrowing experiences.

Helen’s* family is one of those. A single mum with four children – Helen and her kids are survivors. Read Helen’s full story here.


“My kids are the most important thing in the world to me. Keeping them safe and being able to give my children the same opportunities to succeed in life as everyone else is what matters to me.”

Keeping her kids safe, out of harm’s way led to Helen’s decision to flee an abusive and violent relationship five years ago. Leaving her and the kids homeless.

Prior to receiving a Kids Under Cover studio Helen and her kids had spent several years moving from house to house with little notice. This gave the children no sense of belonging or stability.

For this family transitional housing promised a far better future than the one they had escaped from. The wait for a larger house was too long for Helen and her financial situation meant private rental was not an option.

For families dealing with the effects of trauma, and young people at risk of homelessness, a Kids Under Cover studio can make an enormous difference.

A studio not only provides space for the whole family,  it also gives young people a sense of hope. It gives them a place. A sense of belonging and in many cases, space to heal.

“I am just so relieved, that after everything the kids have been through and everything Juliette* experienced with me, now I can finally give them some stability and we can start to function a bit more normally.”

Your donation today will help us build a brand new one-bedroom studio for a family in desperate need of additional space to keep a young person from becoming homeless.


More studios are needed to help families like Helen’s.Currently, we have 20 young people on our waitlist for a studio. 

Please, will you send a gift today to help us raise $55,000 to build a new one-bedroom studio?

 By making a tax-deductible donation you can make a real difference to the lives young people like Juliette.


Read more of Helen’s Story

Read Juliette’s story


*Names have been changed to protect identities

Thanks to the models who appear in the imagery to protect the identity of our clients.