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

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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Jackson's Story

At just 20 years old, Jackson has endured more hurt than most of us will have in a lifetime. “My first memories are of being surrounded by drugs, alcohol and violence. It’s all I knew.”

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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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Miriam's Story

Struggling at school, *Caleb started drinking at just age 14 and using drugs by 15. At age 17, Caleb was scared and knew he needed Triple Care Farm’s help.  

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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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Miriam's Story

After fleeing violence in a war-torn country, life for Miriam* did not improve as expected. However, after attending Creative Youth Initiative she uncovered a love for music and was able to finally leave her past behind.

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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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Clare's Story

Clare*, a struggling young mum, attended Creative Youth Initiatve and it changed her view on things and helped make her life more stable.

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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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Shannon's Story

Shannon* was 14 when she was referred to SWYS's Youth Crime Prevention program by Police.

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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...