Kay volunteers with the Donore Community Drug and Alcohol Team. Having known the hardship of addiction in the family, Kay was a founding member of the Community Response Dram Group which initiated three community plays and DVDs to examine what addiction does to the whole family as well as educational inputs on HIV and Hep. C.
Kay will visit to a person’s home if they were in distress and couldn't come out. She also comes to the centres and offers practical advice and support not only to family members but also to those caught up in the addiction process. Kay will often come into help run the meal service, even at the last minute due to staff shortages. She has given service users the belief to carry on, seek support and to find a path towards a successful conclusion.