There are more than 27,000 young Australians aged 12-24 who tonight are experiencing homelessness.
You can help by ‘paying the board’ for an at-risk young person. Your regular donation to Board for a Cause® will support young people at risk of homelessness. Paying the board for a young person enables Kids Under Cover to help disadvantaged young people by providing them with stable and secure studio accommodation.
Sign up to a regular gift and sponsor an at-risk young person, giving them a chance at a brighter future.
Board for a Cause® is a simple, easy way to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people, who may not have the same opportunities as their more fortunate counterparts.
Not everyone is born into a stable family environment. Many of the young people supported by Kids Under Cover are dealing with trauma and grief, family homes are often overcrowded and mental health issues can really affect relationships within the home. When it comes to youth homelessness we believe prevention is better than cure.
A commitment to a regular monthly donation will go a long way in helping us in our fight for a community where no young person is homeless.
Over a year, funds the installation of smoke alarms in two new studiosGet started
Provides 12 nights’ worth of stable and secure accommodation for a young personGet started
Supports a young person in Year 10 with a scholarship to assist with costs associated with educationGet started
Funds an annual scholarship for a young person in Year 11 or 12Get started
This literally provides security for five young people - your board money will pay for the installation of five security doors for five new studios.Get started
For a young person at risk of homelessness, a Kids Under Cover studio can be life-changing.
Sometimes the pressures of an overcrowded home coupled with the burden of mental health issues, trauma or grief, mean that many disadvantaged young people believe they are better off living away from home permanently. They feel like they have no choice but to leave.
Kids Under Cover provides studio accommodation and scholarships for vulnerable young people, between 12 and 25, who are either already homeless or at risk of homelessness. The studios are placed in the backyard of a carer or family home, providing secure and stable accommodation. Coupled with a scholarship this support ensures they have a real shot at a brighter future.