A Message from our Chairman

Welcome to spring and what generally marks the beginning of the race to the end of the year. 


As I look back on my first year as Chairman of the Kids Under Cover Board, I’m reminded what an exciting time the last 12 months has been with great progress achieved on several projects.

Earlier in the year, we announced our intent to pilot a new program, aimed at filling the gap in emergency crisis accommodation for young people. Our Short Stays Studio Program was successfully launched in August during Homelessness Week.

Joining forces with Child & Family Services Ballarat the first of two studios was constructed and handed over to approved foster carers, Paul and Maria Baldwin on 9 August.

All going well, we may look to expand the pilot into other geographical areas to gain a greater idea of the potential for making a significant impact in this space.

I am also pleased to see our social enterprise, Nestd go from strength to strength. As many of you know, our tiny homes launched in March with just two product offerings. Six months down the track with the support of our friends at Grimshaw Architects, Peter Maddison Architects and Ravida Homes, Nestd now has five compact homes available to purchase.

Of course, none of the work we do would be possible without your continued support and dedication to at-risk young people. I extend my deepest gratitude to every individual and organisation who shares our vision. Your commitment really does make an enormous difference in the lives of the young people and families we support.

On a final note, the Kids Under Cover Annual General Meeting is quickly approaching. I welcome the opportunity to speak with you then and extend a warm invitation to join us on Wednesday, 21 November.

I hope you enjoy this edition of Undercover News and wish you a successful race to the finish line of 2018.


Colin Radford



Kids Under Cover



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