"Triple Care Farm saved my life."

This year, Sam is 12 years free of drugs.

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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.

30 years of celebration

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Samantha at Graduation News
April 27, 2020

‘Triple Care Farm saved my life’ – Sam’s Story

‘Quit your job now. Sam will need full time care for the rest of her short-lived life.’ The doctor spoke again: ‘She will never gain employment, or live independently.’ Sam,…
Sir David Martin and Will in uniform News
April 24, 2020

Sir David’s son honours ANZAC Day in 2020

Read Will's article in The Sydney Morning Herald. As we celebrate 30 years since the Foundation began its important work, we thank Lady Martin and the family for their service…
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…

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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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