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*DMP is a drug and alcohol detoxification program

Please complete this form yourself, on behalf of a family member or client to the best of your ability. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are compulsory. Please note, as you click 'Next' through the sections, you may need to scroll back to the top of each page.

Before you start, please gather information about yourself or the person to help you complete the form; including; contact details, emergency contact details, family and background information, additional identification information (e.g. Medicare number) and medical/mental health conditions.

Once the form is complete you can submit the form directly and confidentially to the DMP Intake Coordinator.

Important: Please note that if you or the person has a community-based support worker of any kind (e.g Juvenile Justice officer, Probation & Parole officer, Mental Health Worker, GP/doctor support, Counsellor, Mentor, Social Worker or Case Manager), the 2C Risk Assessment Form needs to be completed by the most relevant support worker and sent to the dmp Intake Coordinator in addition to this online referral form.

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sirdavid-close-up thumbSir David Martin Foundation is the main funder of the Triple Care Farm Programs, treating young people aged 16-24 with drug and alcohol addictions.

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This youth drug and alcohol detox facility helps 16-24 year olds to overcome addiction and lead healthy lives. It is the first detox facility of its kind in New South Wales. In honour of Sir David Martin, it was named David Martin Place.

About 

What does the Triple Care Farm Withdrawal Program offer?

  • 28 days of residential care and treatment
  • Counselling 
  • Case management
  • Medical support
  • Family support
  • Education activities
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy (if necessary)
  • Sport and recreation activities
  • Up to 6 months of aftercare support to assist young people as they transition back into the community

 

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Young people coming to Triple Care Farm Rehabilitation 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, the Triple Care Farm Withdrawal Program focuses on providing young people with the best opportunity to break free from the cycle of addiction in a supportive, effective environment. 

How to apply

For more information on the eligibility criteria and how to apply, click here.

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FAQs

How much does it cost?

There is a  $140 one-off non-refundable administration fee plus $150 per week ongoing. For young people who are under the legal care of a government department, a different fee structure applies. Details of these fees are available on application.

How long is the waiting list?

We cannot provide a specific answer as it is a rolling intake.

Do you run any other residential detox centres?

No, there is only one Triple Care Farm Withdrawal Program.

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. 


Triple Care Farm Withdrawal Program is a detox unit. If you or someone you know would like to enter this program, please read this page carefully. 

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Triple Care Farm

Triple Care Farm comprises of two residential youth programs that help young people aged 16-24 years suffering with substance abuse, mental illness, homelessness and family breakdown. One is the Triple Care Farm Rehabilitation Program and the other is the Triple Care Farm Withdrawal Program.

Sir David Martin Foundation is the main funder of the Triple Care Farm Programs, treating young people aged 16-24 with drug and alcohol addictions. The farm provides an ideal environment of peace and healing for young people in crisis, most of whom present with comorbid mental health and addiction issues.

  • The Rehabilitation Program provides support for substance abuse and mental health issues over the course of 12 weeks.
  • The Withdrawal Program is a shorter program of up to 28 days, supporting young people to detox from substances in a safe environment. 

Both programs provide up to six months of aftercare support to the young people as they transition back into the community. This is a key part of Triple Care Farm’s treatment model, as it increases the likelihood of long-term change in the lives of the students.

It is not compulsory for a young person to attend both programs. Although a young person must be detoxed before entering Triple Care Farm Rehabilitation, they may not choose to do this at the Withdrawal Program provided at the farm. They are however welcome to apply to both programs. Options are:

  • Apply only to Triple Care Farm Withdrawal Program
  • Apply only to Triple Care Farm Rehabilitation Program 
  • Apply for both

If the young person indicates in the application form that they would like to apply for both, the Intake Coordinator will try to ensure that they start the Withdrawal Program at a time that enables them to transition seamlessly into the Rehabilitation Program without having to go home in between.

More about the Triple Care Farm Withdrawal Program and how to apply here.

More about the Triple Care Farm Rehabilitation Program and how to apply here.

*Please note: on both application forms, there is a tick box to indicate which program you are applying for and whether you would like to apply for both.

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Triple Care Farm Students

To paint a picture of the students' level and complexity of need, the below statistics outline the condition of young people on intake in 2018: 

    • 100% had misused substances  
    • 61% had a thought about taking their own life
    • 95% had mental health issues 
    • 84% were unemployed
    • 52% had a history of homelessness
    • 70% had experienced family breakdown
    • 19% had not completed their year 10 schooling
    • 46% had a criminal history

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Outcomes

Triple Care Farm has been proven to be an effective program with a high rate of success in transforming young lives. 

The below statistics are from 2018 students:

  • 66% gained one or more accredited training qualification
  • 75% went on to pursue education and / or employment opportunities 
  • 74% were in stable accommodation six months after completing the program
  • Zero young people attempted suicide during their stay at the farm

 

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young-people-sad-corridor thumbAre you or someone you know needing help? Read a bit more below about the three main Mission Australia programs we fund, to see which one might be best to help you.

We're here to support young people going through a tough time and facing all kinds of issues. Our programs can help if you're struggling with any of these problems:

    • Doing drugs or drinking in a problematic way
    • Being homeless or couch surfing
    • Suffering from a mental health condition like depression, anxiety or bi-polar
    • Thinking about suicide or self-harming
    • Feeling a bit lost
    • Struggling to get a job
    • Having problems at school
    • Things are tough at home
    • Getting in trouble with the police

 

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

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...