Homelessness Action Plan

Victorian Government Announces $45 million Plan

The Victorian Government announced, on 13 January 2018, a multi-million dollar plan to help Victoria’s homeless and rough sleepers. The plan involves outreach teams, an expansion of services and more modular homes for people experiencing homelessness.

Read the Victorian Government Press Release HERE

Creating a village to raise a child – a Kids Under Cover and Anglicare initative

Additionally, the Victorian State Government announces funding support for Village 21 –an innovative solution preventing at-risk young people from becoming homeless.

Kids Under Cover and Anglicare Victoria today welcomed an unprecedented funding commitment  from the Victorian Government for an innovative homelessness prevention program – Village 21 .

Village 21  is an accommodation and support program based around a village concept, assisting at-risk young people aged 18 and over who are leaving Out of Home Care.

Kids Under Cover CEO, Jo Swift welcomed the announcement. “A commitment of this magnitude will make a significant difference for vulnerable young people. The Kids Under Cover Studio Program – building relocatable accommodation for at-risk young people on the property of carers and families – has been delivering proven early intervention measures in preventing youth homelessness, for nearly 30 years,” said Ms Swift. “The extension of this program into a village environment for a specific target group of young people, balanced with comprehensive mentoring and life-skills training, is a working example of early intervention. Prevention of youth homelessness is more likely to be delivered with this long-term vision.”

 

READ THE FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE

 

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Since 1989, Kids Under Cover has supported more than 3,000 young people and their families through the Studio Program. More information can be found at www.kuc.org.au