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Local Addiction Support Network warns "funding crisis" could force it to close next month

Jun 22, 2021 12:06 By News Northern Sound
Local Addiction Support Network warns "funding crisis" could force it to close next month Local Addiction Support Network warns "funding crisis" could force it to close next month
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FAS's project Coordinator says around €140,000 is needed to deliver a "sustainable service".

A local family support group for those affected by alcohol or drug use is warning that a "funding crisis" could force it to close its doors permanently next month.

Family Addiction Support Network was established in 2002 as a support for family members and loved ones of those in addiction in the North East.

The group holds regular meetings for families across Cavan, Monaghan, Louth and Meath, and is based in Dundalk.

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FASN Project Coordinator, Jackie McKenna, says the organisation needs around €140,000 to be able to "deliver a sustainable service" in a consistent and safe way.

She added that the funding crisis has been an issue for a number of years and has called on the government to provide immediate financial intervention to keep the service open.

Speaking to Northern Sound, Jackie says the organisation "is at the end of its tether":

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