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
There are many ways to get involved and help at-risk young people and their families.
Kids Under Cover supports vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness by building studios
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Parachuute is a car-pooling app for parents to manage their kids’ transport needs. Parachuute has been designed and built in Melbourne. It is:
~730k car trips occur per school day in Greater Melbourne transporting kids to/from school and other activities. Car-pooling is currently low due to time/logistical barriers and social norms/psychological barriers.
Parachuute has been designed to address these barriers and make car-pooling for families easier, thus:
1) helping reduce traffic congestion, particularly around schools and across afternoon and mid-Saturday peak congestion times.
2) increasing social connections amongst families and local communities who benefit from higher participation/easier access to extra-curricular activities.
Parachuute rides are exchanged for points, which can be purchased through the app via Pin Payments, with one point costing $1; Parachuute suggests that five points are standard in exchange for one favor, with the app taking one point as a booking fee.
Members are also able to donate points to Kids Under Cover to support our Studio and Scholarship Programs.
+ young people helped
+ studios on the ground
+ Kids Under Cover scholarships awarded
+ cars donated