It’s sad to know that many young people have lost their way and will spend Christmas alone on the streets this year, away from their families and trying to numb the pain of their loneliness.
Damon* is one of these young people. Last Christmas he was...
Tonight, across Australia, 36,000 young people will bed down in refuges, inner city squats, parks and other public places in our big cities.
For many of these kids, homelessness begins the descent into alcohol and drug abuse, mental illness, violence, crime, prostitution and other behaviours damaging to their physical and mental health.
Sir David Martin, the late Governor of NSW, had a vision that all young people can grow up in safety, with hope and opportunity.
The Sir David Martin Foundation was set up to fund effective programs that help young people in crisis regain their health, get off the streets and achieve their goals.
Our Programs include