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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’s 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

Support Meetings - Qld

FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

September 2019 – January 2020

Non-religious, open meetings for family members affected by drugs and alcohol.

Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a

non-judgemental, safe environment.

General enquiries: FDS Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NOTE:  MEETINGS ARE NOT HELD ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

No support meetings in your area? Check out the new FDS Online video resource here:

http://www.fdsonline.org.au/

FDS Support Groups:

QLD – Gympie                                **This meeting is not currently running**

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Ipswich                                3rd Thursday of the month                                                      (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:       

19 Sep

17 Oct

21 Nov

19 Dec

16 Jan

Venue: EACH, 24 East St, Ipswich

Rear parking access via Wharf Street

Enquiries: Anna 0490 536 931 or Krystal 0484 002 178

QLD – Maroochydore                     3rd Wednesday of the month                                                  (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

16 Oct

20 Nov

18 Dec

15 Jan

Venue: Community Focus 3/2 Ann-Maree Cl, Maroochydore

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Mitchelton                           2nd Wednesday of the month                                                 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

09 Oct

13 Nov

11 Dec

08 Jan

Venue: Picabeen Community Centre, 22 Hoben St, Mitchelton

Enquiries: Krystal 0484 002 178

QLD – Mount Gravatt                     Last Tuesday of the Month                                                      (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

24 Sep

29 Oct

26 Nov

31 Dec (NO MEETING)

28 Jan

Venue: Mount Gravatt Community Centre, 1693 Logan Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Nerang                                 1st & 3rd Monday of the month                                               (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

07 Oct (PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING)

21 Oct

04 Nov        18 Nov

02 Dec        16 Dec

06 Jan        20 Jan

Venue: Girl Guides Hall, 40 Ferry St, Nerang

Enquiries: Cathie 0419 689 857 or Chrissie 0484 002 181

QLD – Nundah                                1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month                                              (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

01 Oct         15 Oct

05 Nov        19 Nov

03 Dec        17 Dec

07 Jan        21 Jan

Venue: Family Drug Support, 3 Robinson Rd, Nundah

Enquiries: Anna 0490 536 931 or Krystal 0484 002 178

QLD - Paddington                          **PLEASE SEE RED HILL FOR DATES AND TIMES**

QLD – Redcliffe                              1st Wednesday of the month                                                   (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:       

02 Oct

06 Nov

04 Dec

01 Jan (PUBLIC HOLIDAY.  NO MEETING)

Venue: Lives Lived Well, Level 1, 3 Violet St, Redcliffe

Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

QLD – Red Hill                                 3rd Wednesday of the month                                                  (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

16 Oct

20 Nov

18 Dec

15 Jan

Venue: Moonyah Rehabilitation Centre, 58 Glen Rosa Rd, Red Hill

Enquiries: Cathie 0419 689 857

QLD – Rockhampton                     2nd Tuesday of the month                                                       (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:       

08 Oct

12 Nov

10 Dec

14 Jan

Venue: Rockhampton Business Centre, 110-114 Campbell St, Rockhampton

Enquiries: Christine 0490 536 976 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222