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.
Our success relies heavily on our partnerships with more than 70 Community Service Organisation (CSO) members to ensure our work reaches those who need it most and that young people are given the right level of support.
We also rely on our funding partners, from government and corporate organisations right through to our philanthropic grants and the individuals who donate in support of our work. Without them, we simply would not have the resources or funds to carry out our work.
Kids Under Cover enjoys a positive and constructive relationship with the Victorian Government and we are grateful for the support we received from the Office of Housing, the Victorian Property Fund and the Department of Health and Human Services.
In April 2016, we welcomed the announcement of an unprecedented $3.39 million funding commitment over three years from the Victorian Government for Kids Under Cover early intervention programs.
This funding commitment, made by the Victorian Office of Housing, provides greater certainty for Kids Under Cover and the families we take care of. The outcomes of early intervention or prevention of youth homelessness are more likely to be delivered with such longer-term vision.
Support from the Victorian Property Fund has allowed us to focus on regional and rural Victoria, where we have been providing 21 studios for a number of years.
The Department of Health and Human Services has supported us in a number of ways. One channel was through a partnership called Detour, which involved Melbourne City Mission and Kildonian Uniting Care to provide accommodation support for homeless prevention through the building of studios.
We also work closely with the Department of Health and Human Services in our complementary education support for young people at risk of homelessness, with Kids Under Cover administering the Department of Health & Housing Student Scholarship program.
Choice Hotels Australia is a Gold Partner of Kids Under Cover, having joined in 2014. The management, staff, franchisees and guests of Choice Hotels Australasia support the work of Kids Under Cover by providing funds, volunteers, accommodation and exposure.
The staff and family of CCA have supported the Studio program financially and by volunteering to build a studio.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth provides Kids Under Cover with specialist pro bono legal support and advice, and this year is recognised at the Gold Partner level for the first time.
Incolink is an organisational patron of Kids Under Cover and is also a valued Gold Partner. Incolink’s long term commitment to Kids Under Cover was recognised with the inaugural Undercover Angel award in 2002.
Moreland City Council is a Gold Partner of the Donate Your Car ® program, as the first local council to enable the donation of abandoned cars within the municipality to the Donate Your Car® program.
Harris HMC is the building management company that constructs Kids Under Cover Studios in Victoria, and is a Gold Partner of Kids Under Cover’s Studio Program.
Zenith Optimedia -the ROI Company, provide Kids Under Cover with dynamic, real-time insights into how well our marketing is working, and are a Gold Partner supporter of Kids Under Cover.
We are deeply grateful to our corporate partners & supporters for their commitment to our work.
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Kids Under Cover's Philanthropic Supporters
Grants and gifts from philanthropic partners such as Trusts and Foundations are essential to our ability to support young people at Read more >
Kids Under Cover enjoys a positive and constructive relationship with the Victorian Government and we are grateful for the support we received from the Office Read more >
Together we can make a difference!
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