Support for family members affected by a loved one’s drug or alcohol use.

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Or call us now on :  0141 737 3699

Support for family members affected by a loved one’s drug or alcohol use.

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Or phone us now on  : 0141 737 3699

Our Story

FASS was originally started as “The Glasgow Association of Family Support Groups” by a group of parents in the 1980’s who were concerned by the growing drug problems in Glasgow and was constituted in 1986. Since then countless families and individuals have been supported to cope with the effects and stigma attached to addiction.

This valuable service to the community was officially recognized in 2003 when the Association was awarded the Queens Golden Jubilee Award for Voluntary Services by Groups in the Community. Although prior to this award the organization was already well known and respected throughout the many cultural and diverse communities in Glasgow.

In June 2008 ‘The Glasgow Association of Family Support Groups’ became FASS (Family Addiction Support Service). The change of name reflects the changing nature of addiction services, the new ideas we have and our new referral system which now encompasses both drug and alcohol.

We fully intend to continue and enhance the service that began nearly 30 years ago and also continue to provide the community with this unique and special service. 

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Meet the team

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Frontline Staff

Lorraine

McGoldrick

FASS Service Manager

Lorraine ensures the smooth running of FASS alongside the dedicated team of staff and volunteers. Lorraine has worked in a variety of different settings, including homelessness, addictions and family support. Lorraine is passionate about promoting the needs of families who need that extra bit of support within our community.

Mandy

Macfarlane

Finance Officer

Mandy has worked within the administration field for over 20 years and has spent a few years within the finance sector, using Sage, and has a HNC in accountancy. Mandy has volunteered for various cancer charities and has now decided to move full time into the charity sector. Mandy uses her good organisational skills to help with the smooth running of events.

Kathleen

Kennedy

Volunteer Co-Ordinator

Kathleen Kennedy is our Group Volunteer Co-Ordinator and joined FASS in 2019. Kathleen brings with her a wide range of experience including a working within addiction, mental health and the elderly. Kathleen also has experience of working within the Third Sector.

Valarie

Connell

Kinship & Support Worker

Val Connell is our Kinship Support Worker & Volunteer Coordinator and she started with FASS in October 2017. Val has a wealth of experience in addiction and homelessness work. In addition Val has supported many vulnerable women who have experienced trauma as a result of addiction. Val has an open and empathic approach and is passionate about supporting people affected by addiction.

Want to join the cause?

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Want to join the cause?

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Text about volunteers. in the 1980’s who were concerned by the growing drug problems in Glasgow and was constituted in 1986. Since then countless families and individuals have been supported to cope with the effects and stigma attached to addiction.Since then countless families and individuals have been supported to cope with the effects and stigma attached to addiction.

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Want to join the cause?

Text about volunteers. in the 1980’s who were concerned by the growing drug problems in Glasgow and was constituted in 1986. Since then countless families and individuals have been supported to cope with the effects and stigma attached to addiction.Since then countless families and individuals have been supported to cope with the effects and stigma attached to addiction.

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