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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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This year - fill a young person with colours!

This year - fill a young person with colours!

"Triple Care Farm has filled me in with really bright colours."

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Reflections

Reflections

 

This week marks my five year anniversary with the Sir David Martin Foundation and it will also be my last as I move on to another challenge and hand over the reins to a new General Manager.

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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...