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.
Kids Under Cover was established in 1989 in response to the shocking rates of youth homelessness revealed by the National Inquiry into Youth Homelessness. The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission found a large number of Australian children were being denied their fundamental human rights to receive adequate housing, and to be protected against all forms of neglect, cruelty and exploitation. More than 30 years later, thousands of Australian children and young people are still being denied these rights. 39% of Australia’s homeless population are under 25 years of age.
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. Kids Under Cover recommends the following:
Read Kids Under Cover’s full response to the Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria here.