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Youth Programs

Sir David Martin Foundation enables best practice models of treatment for young people with drug and alcohol addiction.

Currently funded Triple Care Farm drug and alcohol treatment centre

Sir David Martin Foundation is the major funder of Mission Australia’s Triple Care Farm, a unique, holistic treatment centre which gives vulnerable young Australians, aged 16-24, a safe place to get well and prepare for new opportunities.

Philanthropy has enabled an innovative, successful model of treatment for young people with drug and alcohol addiction. The model features three core components: withdrawal, rehabilitation and aftercare.

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Withdrawal support

The Withdrawal detox facility provides young people with the best opportunity to break free from the cycle of addiction in a supportive, effective environment.

Learn more about the Withdrawal Program.

Residential rehabilitation

Young people receive treatment and counselling, a safe home for now, learn living skills and have access to vocational and educational training, sport and recreation.

Learn more about the Rehabilitation Program.


This is a critical part of the program supporting a young person as they move back into the community and start implementing everything they have learned in the Withdrawal and Rehabilitation Programs.


Read the success stories of young people whose lives have been changed by Triple Care Farm.

Apply for the programs

Australians aged between 16 and 24 who have problematic drug and alcohol use can apply to Triple Care Farm online.

Support workers can also refer a young person to the programs.

More drug and alcohol support

Find more information and support from:

If you need help right now, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 180.

Read more about Triple Care Farm and the impact of its drug and alcohol treatment program. 

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