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Nikki didn’t choose abuse or trauma

And she certainly didn’t choose to be an addict. Now she needs HELP to get better

Please DONATE NOW to give young people like Nikki the specialised care they need to conquer their addiction and mental illness.


Nikki was abused. Then she was homeless. Then she was sexually assaulted. All before the age of 16.

To cope with this trauma, Nikki used drugs and alcohol to numb the pain. Now she is addicted. Nikki desperately needs specialised treatment to address her childhood trauma and mental illness. Can you please help Nikki and hundreds of other young Australians just like her?

Statistically, young people are the most likely to recover from drug and alcohol addiction, but only if they can get the right care.

You can save young lives

With the support of our generous donors, over 3,000 young people’s lives have been saved. In the six months after they graduate from the program, we see:

Zero suicide attempts

100% of young people in housing

80% engaged in education and employment (pre COVID)

Save a young life. Please donate now.

When you donate, you are giving a young person the second chance they deserve. Your donation will go towards:

  • A safe and supportive environment, including 24/7 clinical support, to detox from drugs and alcohol
  • 1-1 counselling to help them overcome past trauma and develop the confidence and strength they need to leave their addiction behind
  • Schooling and essential vocational training to prepare residents for new opportunities once they complete their treatment
  • Dedicated youth workers to help each young person stay on track when they return to their normal lives.

Triple Care Farm is the best place for a young person to recover

rehabilitation Sir David Martin Foundation funds Triple Care Farm – a purpose-built treatment facility designed for young people to get well and overcome their addiction.

Triple Care Farm exists to help young people like Nikki recover from their addiction and begin the long process of dealing with their underlying issues, including mental illness and childhood trauma.

What makes Triple Care Farm so special?

It’s pretty simple actually – it is designed for teenagers and young adults. They’re not grown up yet. The things they worry about or are important to them are different to adults. In many cases their minds and bodies are still forming, and they need specialist treatment and counselling to help them recover.

What works for a 40 year old person will not work for an 18 year old.

The highly experienced team of clinicians, counsellors, youth workers and educators at Tripe Care Farm understand young people’s unique needs. Every part of the program empowers young people to get better and build healthy futures.

93% of young people

who need our help also live with mental illness, often undiagnosed

40% of Australians 

requesting help for drug and alcohol addiction are under 30

Suicide is the leading cause of death for young Australians.


You can help give them safety and opportunity

These young people are our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters. They are desperate to break free of the pain and suffering they live through every day.

The comprehensive detox and rehabilitation programs we fund help hundreds of young people overcome addiction, address mental illness and build the skills they need to succeed in society.

Please donate now.

About us

Sir David Martin Foundation is a 30-year old family foundation, helping young people in crisis. The Foundation is named after the former Governor of NSW and the Martin family continues to drive the vision of Sir David, to give safety, hope and opportunity to all vulnerable young Australians. We are 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.

Find help

If you need urgent help right now, please call 000 or contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 for immediate 24/7 crisis support.
Visit our Find help page to locate youth drug and alcohol support or services near you