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In November 1990, Sir David Martin’s vision was realised when his foundation was established and thus created a vehicle for compassionate fellow Australians to come together and provide support for highly vulnerable young people in our society.

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Urgent appeal to address the ice epidemic

Did you know that one out of every hundred young Australians, will try “ice”. Sadly, many will become hooked early on. Even sadder, is that there are no safe and suitable “detox” options for a young person, who wants to rid their body of this dreadful and highly addictive substance.

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Accepting the things you cannot change

Stuart was both abused and neglected by his parents for as long as he could remember. At 16 he couldn’t bear it any longer, so he left home to live on the streets with his dog, Boris. He begged for money and would scrape by each day with just enough to keep him and his dog from starving.

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Amy

It's been nearly a decade since Amy graduated from Triple Care Farm, yet she still speaks with conviction about where she'd be if it weren't for the support she received. Amy recently sat down with some of the TCF Students to show them that she is living proof that the program works.

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Rescue a child from addiction

We get calls every day from concerned parents and carers of young people who have gone off the rails. They often don’t know where to turn to for help and feel lost and confused about to how to help their loved one.

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Fundraise for Sir David Martin Foundation

We know you’re passionate about helping young people in crisis. We also know that if you had the means, you’d probably be inclined to help even more. But in fact, there other ways of giving that can make an even bigger difference. 

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News Archive

One in 3 homeless young people say they are homeless because they are unable to afford housing costs or find work...

Homeless youth are much more likely to have alcohol and drug problems, mental illness and trouble with the law...

33% of youth aged 16 and 17 years have tried at least one type of illegal substance including; cannabis, hallucinogens, amphetamines, ecstasy, opiates or cocaine...

Over 100,000 Australians are homeless on any given night, of which at least 44,000 are aged 12 to 25...