With a dream of “safety, hope and opportunity for all young Australians”, the late Governor of New South Wales, Sir David Martin, created Sir David Martin Foundation to help youth in crisis.
Lady Martin and the Martin family continue Sir David Martin’s legacy through the Foundation to this day.
As the major philanthropic partner of Mission Australia, the Foundation has raised over $65M since 1990. This partnership has enabled best practice model of treatment for young people with drug and alcohol addiction.
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.
The program is accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards and features three core components: