Triple Care Farm comprises of two residential youth programs that help young people aged 16-24 years suffering with substance abuse, mental illness, homelessness and family breakdown. One is the Triple Care Farm Rehabilitation Program and the other is the Triple Care Farm Withdrawal Program.
Sir David Martin Foundation is the main funder of the Triple Care Farm Programs, treating young people aged 16-24 with drug and alcohol addictions. The farm provides an ideal environment of peace and healing for young people in crisis, most of whom present with comorbid mental health and addiction issues.
- The Rehabilitation Program provides support for substance abuse and mental health issues over the course of 12 weeks.
- The Withdrawal Program is a shorter program of up to 28 days, supporting young people to detox from substances in a safe environment.
Both programs provide up to six months of aftercare support to the young people as they transition back into the community. This is a key part of Triple Care Farm’s treatment model, as it increases the likelihood of long-term change in the lives of the students.
It is not compulsory for a young person to attend both programs. Although a young person must be detoxed before entering Triple Care Farm Rehabilitation, they may not choose to do this at the Withdrawal Program provided at the farm. They are however welcome to apply to both programs. Options are:
- Apply only to Triple Care Farm Withdrawal Program
- Apply only to Triple Care Farm Rehabilitation Program
- Apply for both
If the young person indicates in the application form that they would like to apply for both, the Intake Coordinator will try to ensure that they start the Withdrawal Program at a time that enables them to transition seamlessly into the Rehabilitation Program without having to go home in between.
More about the Triple Care Farm Withdrawal Program and how to apply here.
More about the Triple Care Farm Rehabilitation Program and how to apply here.
*Please note: on both application forms, there is a tick box to indicate which program you are applying for and whether you would like to apply for both.
Triple Care Farm Students
To paint a picture of the students' level and complexity of need, the below statistics outline the condition of young people on intake in 2018:
100% had misused substances
61% had a thought about taking their own life
95% had mental health issues
84% were unemployed
52% had a history of homelessness
70% had experienced family breakdown
19% had not completed their year 10 schooling
46% had a criminal history
Triple Care Farm has been proven to be an effective program with a high rate of success in transforming young lives.
The below statistics are from 2018 students:
66% gained one or more accredited training qualification
75% went on to pursue education and / or employment opportunities
74% were in stable accommodation six months after completing the program
Zero young people attempted suicide during their stay at the farm