NATIONAL FAMILY SUPPORT NETWORKSUPPORTING FAMILY MEMBERS LIVING WITH SUBSTANCE MISUSE
When was the Family Support Network formed?
The Family Support Network was established in 2000 following the successful organisation by family support groups of the first Service of Commemoration and Hope. The service commemorates those who have died as a result of drug use and drug related causes.
Subsequent to the success of this event and the evident desire of families to continue with such events, the Family Support Network was formed under the auspices of CityWide.
The Family Support Network membership consists of representatives of family support groups, individual family members and those working directly with families of drug users across the island of Ireland.
In 2007 the Family Support Network gained recognition as an autonomous national organisation.
Who runs the Family Support Network?
The key organizational structure is the Board of Management which drives the work of the network and is supported by a number of working groups.
Who funds the Family Support Network?
The Family Support Network is funded through the Drugs Programme Unit (Department of Health) and Tusla - The Child and Family Agency.