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Ground Breaking Ceremony for the new 'David Martin Place' Youth Detox Centre.
We are very excited to share with you that on Friday 5th August the official ground breaking ceremony for the new detox centre, dedicated to helping youth in crisis was held. As the sod was turned, symbolising the beginning of construction, the centre was also named – David Martin Place.

Turning of Sod WebThe construction of David Martin Place has been made possible thanks to the generosity of supporters of Sir David Martin Foundation and funding from the Australian Government under the Substance Misuse Service Delivery Grants Fund. Your support will ensure that comprehensive, quality services are available to support young people to overcome substance abuse. Thank you.

“David Martin Place will ensure the right service is available for
young people to take that first critical step out of the cycle of substance abuse. Effective and engaging support to withdraw from illicit substances and alcohol will increase the effectiveness of the ongoing treatment; including residential rehabilitation and
community treatment,”
- Gabriella Holmes, Program Manager at Triple Care Farm

Gabriella explains that young people who have a history of illicit substances such as ice can require specialised detox support alongside the 12 week holistic rehabilitation offered at Triple Care Farm. 

“Of course early intervention and education to high risk groups is extremely important, but for existing illicit substance and alcohol users, their fate rests on the availability of appropriate detoxification and rehabilitation facilities like David Martin Place set to be built at Triple Care Farm. Coming off addictions, particularly methamphetamines (or ice) without medical support can be extremely difficult and dangerous. Young people need a safe place for change.”

We are very excited to be beginning the construction of David Martin Place to help young people in crisis and we are very thankful to all of the generous members of our community who are making it possible. As ice has become the primary drug of concern for young people at Triple Care Farm, we are aware more and more young people need our
help, and David Martin Place is a great step in the right direction.

David Martin Place will include:

  • Accommodation suites for 10 young people, including en-suite bathrooms.
  • Provide a substance withdrawal and detoxification program that integrates
    a medical and therapeutic model for up to 28 days.
  • Provide group and individual counselling
  • Provide outreach and education programs
  • Provide comprehensive individual bio-psychological assessment and treatment plans.
  • Provide education and support for families and carers, allowing family and support networks
    to come together with the young person to engage in change.
  • Provide engagement in long term treatment and care for substance use
  • Provide flexible service models tailored to the individual client needs
  • Provide an aftercare/community support program.

It was wonderful to have the support of Pru Goward MP for Family & Community Services and Housing, Ann Sudmalis MP Federal Member for Gilmore who attended the official ceremony to launch construction of David Martin Place.

Thank you to supporters of Sir David Martin Foundation for making the beginning of David Martin Place possible. To make a donation in support of the program click here 


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