Backyard studios help overcrowded families and prevent youth homelessness during lockdown

12th August 2020  

Living in an overcrowded house is tough at the best of times, but the COVID-19 lockdowns have made life in a full house even more difficult for many, particularly young people.


Homelessness Week 2020 

3rd August 2020  

This week marks Homelessness Week 2020. The week raises awareness of the homelessness crisis in Australia and the actions needed to make a real and lasting change to end homelessness.

Kids Under Cover Appoints New Chair

1st May 2020 

After almost six years on the Kids Under Cover Board and two and a half years as Chair, Colin Radford has stepped down from the Board. Current Director George Liacos has been appointed the new Chair of Kids Under Cover.




Best cities to live car free! 

15th April 2020 

Donating your car does not only mean tax deductions, registration, insurance and petrol savings and helping prevent youth homelessness. Other reasons to donate are the lifestyle and environmental benefits.



COVID-19: Business Continuity Update 

Updated 18th march 2020  

Kids Under Cover is closely following the recommendations of the relevant government authorities in relation to the containment of the COVID-19 virus within the community.  


Response to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness

10th March 2020 

Read Kids Under Cover’s full response to the Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria. Once we respond to the unique challenges of youth homelessness and increase funding for prevention, we can take steps towards a community where no young person experiences homelessness. 



Shooting hoops for the prevention of youth homelessness

25th February 2020

‘Hoops for Cover’ at the Oracle Construction Technology Summit. 



Stress, space and school: life before and after a studio

7th February 2020

It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to have eight people living in a three-bedroom unit. This was the reality for carer Renee* and her family. They were almost at breaking point before they received their Kids Under Cover studio.



Our 1000th Studio

16th December 2019

It was wonderful to have the Minister for Housing, The Hon. Richard Wynne present the keys to our 1000th studio to carer, Norma, at the end of our four day event Walk for Cover.



A New Life in the Law 

11th November 2019
In 2001, Ali and his family fled Iraq and arrived in Australia as refugees. After some time spent in detention and moving between different cities throughout Australia in order to settle, Ali had to learn a new way of life and a new language.



Corporate Collective Impact 

11th November 2019
When organisations with a shared passion collaborate, life-changing impact is possible. This is exactly what happened when Kids Under Cover, Choice Hotels and South East Water joined forces to build a studio for two teenage boys in desperate need of their own space to thrive.



Wonder Walls

8th November 2019

How four walls can prevent youth homelessness.




Business Without Borders Swinburne is making a social impact

3 October 2019

It’s a pleasure to work with this wonderful group of students! We are all about collective impact at Kids Under Cover!



Class act: scholarships helping youth at risk finish school

18 September 2019

A great story from The Age about the Department of Health and Human Services Scholarships which we are proud to administer! 


SKY NEWS: ‘Cover for kids to prevent homelessness’

30 August 2019

SPOTTED IN SKY NEWS | Check out this article from Sky News on Kids Under Cover! 



Welcome, Shaynna and Sabina!

8 August 2019

We are thrilled to have both Shaynna Blaze and Sabina Read as Kids Under Cover Ambassadors. Both women share our commitment to preventing youth homelessness and bring their own unique insight to the role.


Stories for Homelessness Week

4 August 2019

Homelessness Week is an annual week to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face, and the action needed to achieve enduring solutions. It is a time to bring the issue of homelessness into the spotlight and, onto the agenda of local, state and national governments.


Our Reach

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+ young people helped

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+ studios on the ground

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+ Kids Under Cover scholarships awarded

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+ cars donated