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TCF-students-2 thumb2Check out Sir David Martin Foundation's latest news and read some of the stories of the young people you've supported.


 

Abseil for Youth

Each year, Abseil for Youth raises much needed funds for Triple Care Farm, the Foundation's major funding project located in rural NSW. This award-winning residential rehab and treatment program helps young people (16-24yrs) from across Australia to turn their lives around.

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Fundraising made fun

Imagination and planning are key to successful fundraising! Here are a few tips on how you can get started on reaching your fundraising goal for this year's Abseil for Youth

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Sam's Story

Sam, 18, was referred to Triple Care Farm (TCF) by his Case Worker as a result of run-ins with the law. Regularly consuming a cocktail of methamphetamines, pharmaceutical drugs, cannabis and alcohol, Sam had also been diagnosed with depression.

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Sunny side of the street

Ethan is only 16 and had been homeless for the past two years. Currently he is couch-surfing and staying at friends’ places, but he lived on the streets and slept in parks for a few months before moving to Sydney’s outer suburbs.

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Kokado Team 2014

Dawn was a still just distant promise when we emerged from our tents in response to the call of the bagpipes. One of the trekkers had carried the pipes for many days, in order to honour his relative who had fought and died on Brigade Hill. 

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John's police escort

John* was referred to the Youth Crime Prevention program by his principal, showing signs of violence and aggression towards other students and teachers in the school. Police would be called to the School as a result of his violence.

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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...