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We help vulnerable young people whose addiction is hiding bigger social issues such as mental health issues and unemployment. Our programs work. Six months after completion, there are zero suicide attempts and 92% engaged in education and employment.

Safety, hope and opportunity for all vulnerable young Australians

Sir David Martin Foundation is a 30-year old Family Foundation, helping young people in crisis.
The Foundation is the major funder of Mission Australia's Triple Care Farm, a unique, holistic treatment centre which each year gives over 200 vulnerable young Australians, aged 16-24, a safe place to get well and prepare for new opportunities. Through philanthropy, we enable best practice models of treatment for youth drug and alcohol addiction.

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Governor of New South Wales portrait News
March 30, 2020

A message from our patron

Message source The COVID-19 crisis continues to worsen.  Increasing numbers of people have been diagnosed with the virus and, very sadly, we have now had 11 deaths nationally and 6…
Youth rehab graduation cutting of cake for 30 years News
February 21, 2020

Through drought and fire, storms and flood…

Graduation was postponed in December due to catastrophic fire risk at the farm. Hundreds of people packed into the Shellharbour Civic Centre last Friday to celebrate the accomplishments of the…
Understanding Youth Addication Panel Discussion News
January 15, 2020

Postponed! Understanding Youth Addiction Panel Discussion

Due to the current COVID-19 Government and Department of Health official advice, Sir David Martin Foundation will be postponing events scheduled for the remainder of March, April and May. Our…

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Our Impact

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suicide attempts six months after completing the program
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reduction in chronic drug use
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of young people in stable housing six months after completing the program

Learn about the life-changing outcomes of the David Martin Place withdrawal program for young people.

Read the latest Impact and Outcomes Report.

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