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A recent working bee at Triple Care Farm revealed heartfelt words from a guestbook. From the families of young people going through drug and alcohol rehabilitation, thank you.

Rotary House 400 x 400

Thanks to your support, families are able to visit their young person while they attend residential youth drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, Triple Care Farm (TCF).

This was not always possible but, thanks to the generosity of people like you and our friends at Rotary, Sir David Martin Foundation was able to establish a cottage at the farm for families to visit their loved ones. 

The cottage is called Rotary House and has welcomed families for weekend visits since 1999. 

As you can imagine, it can be a testing time for students during their 12-week rehabilitation from drugs and alcohol, so it's important for families to be able to support them if appropriate and helpful. 

On a recent corporate working bee at TCF, a group of us worked in Rotary House, tidying up the kitchen and sweeping away the spiders in the gutters.

At 2pm that day a parent was flying in from interstate to meet her daughter, who had been in the TCF program for several weeks. The cottage is always in demand for these reconnecting weekends.

The guest book on the dining table revealed some heartfelt comments:

What a fantastic program and to include family is priceless.

…so good for sitting and talking - being together.

Without your support TCF, I don’t know where we’d be.

Very proud of our girl…

Nice to connect and talk about his future and goals made over the last 5 weeks…

TCF has been a lifesaving turning point for our family.

We can’t thank the Foundation and staff enough for the difference they make to so many lives, not just the young ones staying here but the flow on to their family and friends. Thank you doesn’t seem enough.

Rotary is also involved in supporting our 145Classic bike ride by taking charge of the BBQ and feeding riders and family & friends in Bowral.

We value their long time support and as the parent wrote; “thank you doesn’t seem enough."

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