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Taking the big step down (33 storeys!) to help our youth up

Taking the big step down (33 storeys!) to help our youth up

Why am I abseiling 135 metres down a skyscraper you may ask?

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Martha's First Trip to Triple Care Farm

Martha's First Trip to Triple Care Farm

The farm was different to what I imagined it would be.

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My experience with alcohol & other drug use disorders

My experience with alcohol & other drug use disorders

Alcohol and other drug use disorders are notoriously difficult, but not impossible, to treat.

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Phenomenal Outcomes for Young People – Which You Made Possible

Phenomenal Outcomes for Young People – Which You Made Possible

As I reflect on the last wonderful twelve months, a famous Margaret Mead quote springs to mind; “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

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What happens after drug and alcohol detoxification?

What happens after drug and alcohol detoxification?

David Martin Place Aftercare Support Worker, Todd Beddie, shares about his experience with young people post-detox.

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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...