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Read about some of the students from Triple Care Farm and how they turned their lives around.

Jace

We first met Jace when he was a homeless young man living in a men’s shelter. He carried everything he owned in his backpack. Each night, Jace would queue outside the shelter hoping to get a meal and a bed for the night. If he arrived too late, he would spend the night riding trains – just trying to keep warm and dry. He felt hopeless and had begun to think suicide was the only way out of his miserable existence.

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Jennifer

Jennifer* was referred to Mission Australia's Triple Care Farm by her Juvenile Justice Officer. She arrived covered in bruises from living on the streets, relieved to finally be in a safe place where she was no longer frightened to walk around by herself.

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Cheryl's Story

Cheryl, now in her late teens, could have easily become another ‘statistic’. But luckily, she found Triple Care Farm just in time. Cheryl arrived in a desperate state – drug dependent, a failed suicide attempt behind her, jobless and in debt. Her life was ruled by drugs and she had hit rock bottom. She spent all of her time with her drug dealer and rarely made any time for her parents.

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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...