Sir David Martin Foundations funds three Mission Australia programs that support young people. Read more about each program below.
David Martin Place is a youth drug and alcohol detox facility that helps 16-24 to overcome addiction and lead healthy lives. It is the first detox facility of its kind in New South Wales and will begin accepting its first clients on the 24th of July 2017.
Watch this video to learn more about youth drug and alcohol detoxification.
What does David Martin Place offer?
David Martin Place is built on the same property as youth drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre, Triple Care Farm however the programs focus on different stages of a young person’s addiction. Young people coming to Triple Care Farm have reported multiple failed attempts to detox – to break the cycle of addiction. Each failed attempt led them to greater drug use. Their attempts had failed because, until now, there has been limited support for young people to detox. Either they were left to fend for themselves or they had to attend an adult facility, which felt unsafe and unsuitable.
Meeting a great demand in the community, David Martin Place focuses on providing young people with the best opportunity to break free from the cycle of addiction in a supportive, effective environment. Some of the young people may find that they require rehabilitation after they’ve completed David Martin Place.
How much does it cost?
$140 for the admission fee and then $150 per week of the program. If the young person is on Centrelink, these costs will generally be reduced.
How long is the waiting list?
David Martin Place has a 'rolling intake' which means that as soon as a bed becomes available, a young person can be accepted. A more specific answer will be provided in the interview stage of the application.
Are there any outside of NSW?
There is only one David Martin Place currently in Australia.
Do males and females share the living space?
Each young person has their own bedroom and bathroom. The living quarters are shared amongst males and females.