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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 - VIC

 

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:

VIC – Balwyn North                        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)

Venue: Greythorn Community Hub, 2 Centre Way, Balwyn North

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

VIC – Bendigo                                **This meeting is not currently running**                                

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

VIC – Chadstone                            Thursday every fortnight                                                         (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

26 Sep

10 Oct         24 Oct

07 Nov        21 Nov

05 Dec        19 Dec

02 Jan        16 Jan        30 Jan

Venue: Link Health & Community, 94 Batesford Rd, Chadstone

Park off Batesford Rd, opposite Woonah St

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

VIC – Ferntree Gully                       Thursday every fortnight                                                         (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Dates:       

19 Sep

03 Oct         17 Oct        31 Oct

14 Nov        28 Nov

12 Dec

26 Dec (PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING)

Venue: Knox Community Health Service, 1063 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully

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

VIC – Footscray                              Thursday every fortnight                                                         (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

19 Sep

03 Oct         17 Oct        31 Oct

14 Nov        28 Nov

12 Dec

26 Dec (PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING)

Venue: Co-Health Building, 215 Nicholson St, Footscray

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

VIC – Frankston                             Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Dates:       

02 Oct         16 Oct        30 Oct

13 Nov        27 Nov

11 Dec

25 Dec (PUBLIC HOLIDAY. NO MEETING)

Venue: Building L, Frankston Integrated Health Unit, 2 Hastings Rd, Frankston

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

VIC – Geelong                                Wednesday every fortnight                                                     (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Dates:       

25 Sep

09 Oct         23 Oct

06 Nov        20 Nov

04 Dec        18 Dec

Venue: The Swanston Centre, Corner Myers & Swanston Sts, Geelong

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

VIC – Hawthorn                              ** PLEASE SEE BALWYN NORTH FOR DATES AND TIMES**

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

VIC – Mornington Peninsula         **This meeting is not currently running**

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