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
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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
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