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.”
Since opening in August 2017, 87 young people have participated in the Triple Care Farm withdrawal unit. This innovative program is being delivered in a beautiful purpose built facility, David Martin Place.
This was only possible because of the group of people that came together through the Sir David Martin Foundation and Mission Australia with a vision to connect young people with the right service at the right time to be able to step out of the horrible cycle of substance abuse.
And it is working.
From August to December in 2017, 34 young people participated in the withdrawal program. 85% completed the program, with 66% moving into long term residential rehabilitation. The remaining moved back into their community where we provided them with aftercare support.
I have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback from the young people in the new program. Young people have spoken about feeling valued and safe, having great facilities and great staff to support them through this difficult time.
Thank you so much for your support bringing the vision of a youth specific detox unit to fruition. It is wonderful to be able to provide this flexible and innovative support to young people who are desperate to change.
Phenomenal outcomes are being achieved for young people at TCF rehab too! Continuing to demonstrate that when you connect with young people and provide them with the right support at the right time, real and lasting change is possible.
Thank you so much for supporting us to continue this work.