What We Do

Prevention is better than cure

We have been committed to supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged young people between the ages of 12 and 25 since 1989.

We respond to the needs of young people at risk of becoming homeless due to severe overcrowding within the family home, mental health issues, and the housing affordability crisis. Taking an early-intervention approach to preventing youth homelessness by combining accommodation and scholarships for young people at-risk of homelessness.

Our approach is simple and focuses on early intervention to prevent youth homelessness.Nicolas_Sebastian_Veronica_Benjamin_outside-380x475

Our solution is to:

  • Build one or two bedroom studios (with bathroom) in the backyards of homes to keep young people connected to family.
  • Provide scholarships to ensure ongoing engagement with education or job training.

We believe stable accommodation and education help young people stay connected to their family, to education and with their community.  Studios provide safe and secure accommodation, give additional room for the family and coupled with a scholarship young people are given the skills to become independent, successful adults.




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It is time to live in an Australia where no young person in our community is homeless



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Who we help

Who are the young people we support? Working in partnership with more than 60 Community Service Organisations (CSOs) to identify families with young people at risk

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How we help

How we help When it comes to youth homelessness we believe prevention is better than cure. The heart of our work, our Studio Program, provides accommodation

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Impact & Community Benefit

Making a Difference  Since the Kids Under Cover Studio Program officially began in 1993, we have been analysing our services and their results through interviews and

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