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Sir David Martin Foundations funds three Mission Australia programs that support young people. Read more about each program below.

Triple Care Farm

TCF-horses thumbTriple Care Farm is an award-winning youth rehab facility located in NSW's Southern Highlands, which helps to rehabilitate 100 young people each year suffering with substance abuse, mental illness, homelessness and family breakdown.

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South West Youth Services

SWYS-counselling thumb2South West Youth Services, run by our partners at Mission Australia, provides education, employment, life skills and counselling support to marginalised youth aged from 12 to 24 years in the south west Sydney region. It is a preventative and early intervention service that aims to discourage young people from disengaging with education and falling into unemployment or crime. 

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Creative Youth Initiatives

CYI-mic thumbCreative Youth Initiative, run by our partners at Mission Australia, is a unique service that runs free art and music courses for young people aged 16-25 years who are facing many and varied challenges in their lives. The program uses self-expression as a tool to develop creativity and self esteem.

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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...