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Connect for Youth

$202,100 raised for young people in crisis!


Safety, hope & opportunity

for young people in crisis


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We help vulnerable young people in crisis whose addiction is hiding bigger social issues such as mental illness, homelessness, childhood trauma and unemployment. Our programs work. Six months after completion, there are zero suicide attempts and 80% engaged in education and employment.

Safety, hope and opportunity for all vulnerable young Australians

Sir David Martin Foundation is a 30-year old family foundation, helping young people in crisis.
The Foundation is the major funder of Mission Australia's Triple Care Farm, a unique, holistic treatment centre, which each year gives over 200 vulnerable young Australians, aged 16-24, a safe place to get well and prepare for new opportunities. Through philanthropy, we enable best practice models of treatment for youth drug and alcohol addiction.

Celebrating over 30 years of support


June 23, 2022

Expanded Youth Advisory Group amplifies vibrant youth voices

Sir David Martin Foundation today announced an expansion of its Youth Advisory Group (YAG), bringing together youth advocates from across Australia to contribute to discussions around youth health and wellbeing.…
gender diverse News
May 24, 2022

Gender diverse, Victorian and NSW young people and students most severely impacted by pandemic

Gender diverse young people, those living in Victoria and NSW, and students have reported higher proportions of negative impacts from COVID-19 on various aspects of their lives including mental health,…
Be Seen Be Heard News
May 11, 2022

Launch of UN “Be Seen, Be Heard” Campaign

New global report released: 82% of people around the world think the political system needs drastic reform to be fit for the future and nearly 70% feel that young people should have…

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Our Impact

suicide attempts six months after completing the program
reduction in chronic drug use
of young people in stable housing six months after completing the program

Learn about the life-changing outcomes of the Triple Care Farm program for young people.

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Sir David Martin Foundation acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which we live and work, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise the importance of the young people who are the future leaders.