Research and resources

Youth Homelessness: The facts and stats

The reported numbers of young people seeking support from homelessness services don’t necessarily tell the whole story. Without an holistic intervention strategy, they will continue to rise and paint a grim picture for the long term prospects of Australia’s homeless population.

A New Place to Call Home

Led by Dr Paul Stolz of Swinburne University of Technology, sought to confirm whether the long-term impacts of Kids Under Cover’s Studio Program aligned with the claimed benefits of the program.

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Annual Carer Feedback Survey

Studio Program Evaluation: Seeking Carers’ feedback to ensure we’re meeting the needs of families

Our most recent impact survey was conducted by research consultancy, RFI Global who asked 144 carers to share their experiences with the young person in their care before and after receiving a Kids Under Cover studio or scholarship.

The survey helps to measure the impact of our studios through first-hand accounts of shifts in behaviour, frequency of conflict and the general well-being of young people, among other measures.

Crowding, Risk and Homelessness

This thesis by Dr Paul Stoltz at Swinburne University examines residential crowding and the possible risk of homelessness it may pose to young people.

In Australia, residential overcrowding is considered homelessness and is included among the Australian Bureau of Statistics definitions of homelessness.

Social Return on Investment Report

Solving the intractable problem of homelessness. This report by Ernst & Young report shows early intervention interrupts new generation of potential rough sleepers.

Kids Under Cover has released a comprehensive Social Return on Investment Report revealing the extent of the economic and social impact of their preventative initiatives