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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 29-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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suicide attempts six months after completing the program
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reduction in chronic drug use
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News

Understanding Youth Addication Panel Discussion News
January 15, 2020

Understanding Youth Addiction Panel Discussion

Come along to Sir David Martin Foundation's Understanding Youth Addiction Panel Discussion. Buy your ticket today. This event will launch a new research paper, highlighting evidence for best practice models…
Triple Care Farm graduation ceremony young person hugging mother News
January 15, 2020

Triple Care Farm Graduation – postponed due to fire risk

Temperatures were high on the original Graduation date in December 2019. In consultation with the Rural Fire Service, given the size of the event, the isolated location of the property…
young people sitting in a group News
December 5, 2019

Youth Survey reveals top concerns for young people

More than 25,000 young people aged 15-19 years old completed the survey this year. The top three most important issues chosen by the young people are: Mental health (36%) The…