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category-imageFind out more below about our latest news and upcoming events to raise funds for our youth programs. 

A long road to recovery

SDMF Ambassador, Nichole Sullivan, provides commentary on a recent ABC News article about the price parents are paying to get their children off drugs.

 

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David Martin Place

Ground Breaking Ceremony for the new 'David Martin Place' Youth Detox Centre.
We are very excited to share with you that on Friday 5th August the official ground breaking ceremony for the new detox centre, dedicated to helping youth in crisis was held. As the sod was turned, symbolising the beginning of construction, the centre was also named – David Martin Place.

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CYI, Creative Youth Initiative

In the heart of Surry Hills, surrounded by colourful buildings, vintage clothing stores, little cafes and the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the city, there is a safe and happy haven for young people aged between 16 and 25 – Mission Australia’s Creative Youth Initiative.  

 

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Fight Night, Ben Savva

SDMF was excited to be nominated as the beneficiary of Ultimate Fitness Centre’s first Amateur Fight Night in April. Crowds were roaring and the turnout made for a successful and exciting event.

 

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SDMF Survey Results


Thank you to everyone who completed the recent SDMF Supporter Survey. Your feedback helps us to build stronger partnerships with you, improve our work and continue Sir David Martin's dream of providing safety, opportunity and hope to young people in crisis. We'd like to share some of the survey results with you.
 

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Blake, TCF Student



At the Triple Care Farm Student Graduation held on December 17 2015, Kelli, the mother of one of the graduating students shared the story of how her family came to seek assistance from Mission Australia’s Triple Care Farm, ultimately changing their lives.
 

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Throughout the year, Sir David Martin Foundation runs several events to help us raise funds for the youth programs we fund. Check out some of our past and upcoming events below. 

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.


 

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...