Spare a thought for Millie. Her Uncle had been coming into her room and getting into bed so he could “… mess with me.” Scared and abused she tells her Aunty who threw her out of the house. She now had to survive on the streets of Redfern.
“I was hooked on drugs and alcohol. I would do anything for a fix. I was stripping and selling myself for about five years. Then it all got too much and after I was bashed by a ‘client’ I cut my wrists.”
Though she didn’t know it at the time, the call from the hospital to Triple Care Farm (one of the 7,000 we received) was Millie’s lucky break.
“I came here because they made me. I thought then that it didn’t matter what they said or did to me, it wouldn’t make any difference. Then one day …I finally got it. The counsellor told me it wasn’t my fault. It was my uncle’s…so I decided to give it a go at the Farm.”
Last year 150 drug and alcohol addicted young people, many afflicted with mental illness, attended Mission Australia’s Triple Care Farm. They were the lucky ones as we treat both the addiction and the mental illness.
Our teams of specialists were able to help the large majority of these kids find the right path to a better and productive life.
We have a commitment to develop a second farm to meet the needs of young desperate people like Millie as soon as we can. That’s over a hundred more young lives you can help save this coming year.