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Read about some of the young people who have been helped through the programs we fund.

Matt's Story

Tammy was the first young person through David Martin Place - the new youth detox service. She shares about her experience.

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Poppy's Story

After leaving her family home to escape constant conflict, Poppy* struggled with depression and drug and alcohol misuse. Poppy was losing hope.

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Matt's Story

When Matthew came to Triple Care Farm (TCF) in 2016, he carried a history of deep grief and loss. At only 12 years old, his close cousin passed away from a brain tumour and the following year his grandmother passed away too. 

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Drew's Story

Substance use was destroying Levi’s life. He never thought that his life would become one of taking ice and marijuana daily; even lying and stealing from his family to support his habit.

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Matt's Story

Luke ran away from home when he was just 15. His dad was an alcoholic and his mum had left years ago. One night, after coming home after a big night at the pub, Luke’s dad was full at rage and ended up fighting with Luke. This is the night Luke left. 

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Drew's Story

Drew* came to Triple Care Farm earlier this year to address his daily alcohol and methamphetamine use. Drew was at “rock bottom” and was “losing everything.”

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Matt's Story

“If it wasn’t for Triple Care Farm, I would probably be dead.”

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Abby's Story

Abby* was 18 when she arrived at Triple Care Farm. Challenging life experiences such as family breakdown, anxiety, depression, and domestic violence, led to her using over $900 of ice per day, smoking tobacco and cannabis. Abby needed help.

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Matt's Story

"I wish I had access to David Martin Place when I was trying to get off drugs."

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Melanie's Story

“Life has so many obstacles…and in the hardest times, it’s when life tests you the most. But you have to pick yourself up. You can do it in the end- you just have to keep trying.”

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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...