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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 - S.A.

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:

SA – Barossa                                  2nd Tuesday of the month                                                       (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:

**NEW VENUE FROM AUGUST 2019**

08 Oct

12 Nov

10 Dec

14 Jan

Venue: Barossa Council Meeting Room, 29 Barossa Valley Way, Lyndoch

(Rear of Lyndoch Library)

Enquiries: Karen 0418 806 918 or Sally 0490 536 989

SA – Berri                                        Last Tuesday of the month                                                      (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Dates:

24 Sep

29 Oct

26 Nov

31 Dec (NO MEETING)

28 Jan

Venue: Life Without Barriers, 12 Crawford Tce, Berri

Enquiries: Sally 0490 536 989 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Brompton                              Monday every fortnight                                                            (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

30 Sep

14 Oct         28 Oct

11 Nov        25 Nov

09 Dec       

23 Dec (NO MEETING)

06 Jan        20 Jan

Venue: 19 on Green, Bowden Brompton Community Centre, 19 Green St, Brompton

Enquiries: Kendall 0457 030 805 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Elizabeth                                Monday every fortnight                                                            (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

23 Sep

07 Oct (PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING)

21 Oct

04 Nov        18 Nov

02 Dec        16 Dec      

30 Dec (NO MEETING)

13 Jan        27 Jan

Venue: DASSA Northern Service, 22 Langford Dr, Elizabeth

Enquiries: Angela 0428 271 743 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Hallett Cove                           Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

02 Oct         16 Oct        30 Oct

13 Nov        27 Nov

11 Dec

25 Dec (PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING)

08 Jan        22 Jan

Venue: Hallett Cove Baptist Church, 1 Ramrod Avenue, Hallett Cove

Enquiries: Sally 0490 536 989 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Leabrook                                Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:

25 Sep

09 Oct         23 Oct

06 Nov        20 Nov

04 Dec        18 Dec

01 Jan (PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING)

15 Jan        29 Jan

Venue: Knightsbridge Baptist Church Hall, 455 Glynburn Rd, Leabrook

Enquiries: Angela 0428 271 743 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Murray Bridge                        **This meeting is not currently running**

Enquiries: Kendall 0457 030 805 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Port Adelaide                         1st Monday of the month                                                         (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Dates:                                                               

07 Oct (PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING)

04 Nov

02 Dec

06 Jan

Venue: Centacare, 78-80 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide

Enter off Ship St, Cnr of St Vincent St & Ship St

Enquiries: Kendall 0457 030 805 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

SA – Port Augusta                        3rd Thursday of the month                                                      (12:00pm - 2:00pm)

Dates:

19 Sep

17 Oct

21 Nov

19 Dec

16 Jan

Venue: Stepping Stones Day Centre, 12 Young St, Port Augusta

Enquiries: Kendall 0457 030 805 or Angela 0428 271 743