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.
In 2019, Homelessness Week will be held between the 4-10 August with the theme ‘Housing ends homelessness’.
This theme closely aligns with our commitment to prevention and early intervention, which we implement through our studio and scholarship programs.
During Homelessness Week we are sharing stories of people who have been supported by Kids Under Cover Studio and Scholarship programs.
Liz and Barry had a lot of love to give, but not a lot of space. So, in 1993, the family received one of the very first Kids Under Cover Studio’s.
Sandi was 10 when her parents welcomed their fifth child, a daughter who was born with Cerebral Palsy and chronic lung disease.
Maureen is a woman with a big heart and a passion for looking after disadvantaged young people through fostering. So, when she was asked to look after three sisters, she couldn’t say no to keeping the family together and under her nurturing care.
For Stuart and Anne, a combination of a large family, disability, health issues, and a small house lead to high tensions in their home.
“It’s simple, without the studio we wouldn’t have been able to care for the young people. It has been a really important part of our lives and theirs,” says Sandra.
The last three years have been an incredible journey for the recipient of the 2016 Ken and Lenka Morgan Scholarship. Studying Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability) full-time at Deakin University, and recently graduating with Distinction!
When Nicole and Rohan bought their small two-bedroom cottage for themselves and their daughter to live in, they thought it was a great financial decision, but they didn’t realise what the future would hold.
Genevieve and John are parents of six who just want what’s best for their children. They recognise what’s most special and unique about each of their kids, and for their oldest son, they knew he had the natural intelligence and drive to achieve his dream to become a doctor. The only thing standing in his way was a lack of space.
When I was 11 years old, I was living with my father and step-mother and sharing a bedroom with my two sisters and grandmother. Due to repeated physical and sexual abuse, I was placed in foster care, moving from foster home to foster home, eventually becoming a ward of the state.