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.
As we look ahead with big ambitions for 2023, it’s important we remember to reflect on our achievements this year. Once again, Kids Under Cover has had a significant impact on the lives of the young people we work with. Here are six highlights from 2022.
The expansion of Kids Under Cover’s Studio Program into South Australia came to life in March. The program will help support the increasing number of at-risk young South Australians and give them the chance to build independence while staying connected with home. This happy studio recipient’s mum said receiving the studio was “a dream come true” and that without it her daughter would not still be living at home.
Our Village 21 site in Preston continues to go from strength to strength. Since leaving out-of-home care and arriving at the village nearly two years ago, the six young residents have taken huge strides. All have learnt useful new living skills, most have found employment and those who have moved on have found stable independent living options.
In October, Kids Under Cover finally had the chance to host a long overdue get-together for some of our supporters. The evening, at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens was a rare opportunity to show our gratitude and re-connect with donors and partners. The night also gave us the chance to remember and celebrate our incredible founder, Ken Morgan.
Great-grandmother and carer of four boys, Margo, was our fifth studio recipient in South Australia and our first-ever in the Barossa Valley. The two-bedroom studio has provided enormous relief to the busy household and the two young occupants are thrilled with their new rooms. The studio was funded by the South Australian Government in partnership with Foundation Barossa’s Homburg Homelessness Prevention Fund.
Our Donate Your Car program has enjoyed a bumper year. With donations including a Mustang, a Maserati, a Harley-Davidson and a yacht! All proceeds from every vehicle auctioned go towards our Studio Program We are so grateful for Mainheim’s continued support, which has seen $16 million raised in the past 16 years.
Earlier this year, Kids Under Cover was delighted to award its inaugural Sarah Davies Empowering Women Scholarship. Applicants for the award are considered for their ambition, community support and for how the scholarship will help recipients achieve their goals. In the end, the selection panel couldn’t separate the two most eligible candidates – so they awarded a scholarship to each!