Family Drug Support Australia
Support Line: 1300 368 186
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Vale Ray Richmond

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Rev. Ray Richmond, former Minister at the Wayside Chapel. Ray played an enormous part in helping to achieve Australia‚Äôs first injecting facility. When a group of us were planning to open an injecting facility. As a trial and an act of civil disobedience, Ray provided the final piece of the jigsaw by offering the Wayside Chapel as a location for the service. The Tolerance room opened for approximately 10 days and ensured an injecting facility was added to the agenda for the 1999 NSW Drug Summit.
 
The Drug Summit then approved a recommendation to open one in Kings Cross which became the MSIC. During the time that the tolerance room was open, Ray Richmond and 3 drug users were arrested in a police raid on the premises. The magistrate threw out the charges and complained about the waste of time and resources.
 
I remember Ray as a very warm-hearted person who wanted to make a difference to the lives of the people affected by drugs and other social problems. I am pleased to have called him a friend, and he will be missed.
 
Tony Trimingham, OAM
CEO
Family Drug Support

STEPPING STONES COURSES

 
 

STEPPING STONES COURSES

Unless indicated, the course runs over 2 consecutive weekends.

Contact the facilitator (listed below) OR Head Office for more information.

Ph: (02) 4782 9222

VIC - Melbourne                                          Dates:  12 - 13 October 2019                                        (9:30am - 4:30pm)

                                                                                             &

                                                                                   19 - 20 October 2019

**Held over two consecutive weekends**

Venue: TBA

Enquiries: Chloe 0448 177 083 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Registration closes 02 October 2019

NSW - Sydney                                             Dates:  09 - 10 November 2019                                     (9:30am - 4:30pm)

                                                                                             &

                                                                                   16 - 17 November 2019

**Held over two consecutive weekends**

Venue: To be confirmed

Enquiries: Liz 0417 429 036 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Registration closes 30 October 2019

SA - Adelaide                                              Dates:  09 - 10 November 2019                                     (9:30am - 4:30pm)

                                                                                             &

                                                                                   16 - 17 November 2019

**Held over two consecutive weekends**

Venue: Sacoss, 47 King William Rd, Unley (carparking at the rear or in the street)

Enquiries: Theo 0402 604 354, Angela 0428 271 743 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Registration closes 30 October 2019

QLD - Springfield Lakes                                 Dates:  09 - 10 November 2019                                     (9:30am - 4:00pm)

                                                                                             &

                                                                                   23 - 24 November 2019

**One weekend break in between**

Venue: The Parkways Room, Springfield Lakes Community Centre, 53 Springfield Lakes Boulevard, Springfield Lakes 4300

Enquiries: Krystal 0484 002 178 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Registration closes 24 October 2019

SA - Mt Gambier                              Dates:  30 November - 1 December 2019                                     (9:30am - 4:30pm)

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                                                                       14 - 15 December 2019

**One weekend break in between**

Venue: UniSA, The Meeting Room, 170-174 Wireless Rd West, Mt Gambier SA 5290

Enquiries: Theo 0402 604 354  or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

Registration closes 22 November 2019