Triple Care Farm
Mission Australia’s Triple Care Farm is a residential alcohol and other drugs (AOD) program. Triple Care Farm is located on 110 acres in the NSW Southern Highlands and accepts referrals from young people Australia wide.
Triple Care Farm is an accredited health and community service provider through the Australian Council on Health Care Standards, Equip 5.
The withdrawal program supports young people for up to 28 days, providing supervised withdrawal and a range of holistic supports and therapies. Initially, the program focusses on managing the physical symptoms of withdrawal and the development of an individual treatment plan. As treatment progresses and physical symptoms are reduced, the focus shifts to addressing psychosocial issues.
The program offers a range of multi-disciplinary supports to young people including:
Individualised case management: Support for young people from the point of referral to the program, through the 28-day detox and the six-month aftercare program.
Safe and supported withdrawal: Young people are supported with 24/7 nursing supervision, help managing symptoms of withdrawal, and pharmacotherapy where required. All young people have an individual room with en suite to maximise their safety, privacy and dignity.
Medical care: Provided to young people throughout the withdrawal process as well as for general health and wellbeing. Severe and complex withdrawals and emergencies are managed through partnerships with NSW Health services.
Counselling and therapeutic intervention: Individual and group counselling is offered, including engagement with the young person’s family where appropriate. An adapted Dialectical Behaviour Therapy group program is also available.
Educational and recreational programs: Includes living skills, relapse prevention and ‘How to cope without a smoke’ workshops; sporting and leisure activities and outings; and wellbeing and fitness programs utilising the onsite gym.
Family support: Families are given opportunities on weekends to visit program participants.
Young people leaving the program may move on to the rehabilitation program at Triple Care Farm, alternative rehabilitation programs, other treatment services, or may be ready to transition back to the community.
All young people completing the program are offered up to six months of individually tailored aftercare support. This ongoing support is essential to sustaining long-term positive change and reducing the likelihood of relapse as they transition to other treatment services or back to the community.
Specialising in treating clients with co-morbid substance dependence and mental illness, the 18 bed program works with young people aged between 16 and 24 years. The treatment model is a 12-week holistic psychosocial rehabilitation program based on harm minimisation and health promotion. This 12-week program is followed up with 6 months community aftercare.
The program includes participation in the following integrated elements:
Therapeutic program: Providing a dialectical behaviour group therapy program modified for young people with substance dependence and an individual counselling program. For more information about the group therapy program check out the website.
Education and training: Provision of accredited literacy and numeracy program through the Certificate II in Work Skills and Vocational Pathways, accredited forklift licences and Barista course. Development of farming and landscape skills, including learning to drive the on-site tractor.
Creative arts program: Including music performance and recording, painting and sculpture.
Individual case management: That supports young people from the point of making a referral to the program, through the 12-week rehabilitation and the 6-month community aftercare program.
Weekend sport and recreation program: Building health and fitness through activities including canoeing, hiking, mountain bike riding and surfing.
Residential living skills: Building living skills including personal care, budgeting, cooking and household maintenance. The residential program also supports young people to build fitness through accessing the onsite gym.
Triple Care Farm’s vision is to provide a safe place for change through the fulfilment of the following mission statement:
We aim to provide an AOD and Dual Diagnosis rehabilitation service of the highest quality which incorporates holistic, innovative, evidence-based responsive and safe programs in which young people can address the issues that are impacting on their ability to live an addiction-free life.
Funds to operate the program are raised from a number of sources including the Sir David Martin Foundation, the Department of Health (federal) and through the generous support of community and corporate partners and individual donors.
Please donate to help young people overcome challenges like addiction and mental health issues and lead meaningful and independent lives.
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Please complete the referral form & risk assesment below and the Triple Care Farm team will be in touch.
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