We are delighted to share that we well and truly exceeded our target and raised $165,300 for young people in crisis. All funds raised will support Mission Australia’s Triple Care Farm – whose lifesaving programs were showcased on the night.
Meet our presenters
Program Manager David Martin Place
Deborah is the Program Manager at Triple Care Farm’s youth residential withdrawal unit, known as David Martin Place.
In this role she manages a multidisciplinary team, which provides 24/7 clinical and psychosocial support to up to 10 young people at a time. The facility manages the complex needs of the individuals, giving them a safe and supportive environment to break free from drug and alcohol addiction.
Deb is a registered nurse and midwife, holds a Master’s Degree in Education and is highly experienced in delivering education programs within complex healthcare settings.
Deb is a mother of five and grandmother of two, and says it’s a privilege to be a part of each young person’s recovery journey at the Farm.
Tamara is a highly skilled youth worker with a passion for helping young people overcome challenges and reach their full potential.
Working at Triple Care Farm for the past 10 years across many program areas, Tamara is currently an Education Trainer assisting students as part of the Vocational Education & Training (V.E.T) Team in Residential Rehabilitation.
No day is the same, as Tamara works alongside a multidisciplinary team to meet each young person where they are at and support them to obtain skills and achieve identified goals to get their lives back on track.
Previously, Tamara spent eight years working with disadvantaged youth in the justice & community sectors. She resides in the Illawarra with her young family.
Elli Reinhard, Youth Ambassador
Triple Care Farm Graduate
Elli is passionate about raising awareness and understanding of the complex issues surrounding youth drug and alcohol addiction and mental illness.
As a graduate of Triple Care Farm, Elli brings invaluable lived experienced to her roles as Sir David Martin Foundation’s Youth Ambassador and a member of the inaugural Youth Advisory Group.
She is also a talented artist, and has a stunning mural installation that she created during her art therapy on display in a Bowral gallery.
Elli is currently in her first year of a Forensic Science Degree at UTS in Sydney, and recently won the 2021 NSW/ACT Young Achiever Award in the Health & Wellbeing category.
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