What We Do

Prevention is better than cure


Kids Under Cover has been working hard for 30 years to prevent youth homelessness.

We support vulnerable and disadvantaged young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years who are either experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.

At the heart of our work is our Studio Program. One or two bedroom studios – with bathroom, are built in the backyards of a family or carer’s home. This provides secure and stable accommodation for young people at risk of homelessness.

We are the only not-for-profit organisation in Australia delivering the unique combination of studio accommodation and education scholarships as a practical and proven strategy in preventing youth homelessness.

It is Kids Under Cover’s mission to provide young people at risk of homelessness the foundations to strengthen their connection to family, community, and education.

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.

Our Values

It’s time to live in an Australia where no young person 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

When it comes to youth homelessness prevention is better than cure. We've been working hard for 30 years to prevent youth homelessness. We support vulnerable and

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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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