A note from Vince DiPasquale, our founder
June 16, 2017
As you may or may not be aware, 2016 was a very difficult year for The Starting Point financially.
Even in the best of times, this small not-for-profit organization operates hand-to-mouth on a shoestring budget. However, a major construction project across the street made things far more difficult for us. The construction necessitated street closures, which in turn affected access to our facility and the availability of parking. Because of the disruption and inconvenience, one of our dependable sources of revenue left our facility and relocated. That meant a loss of funds of nearly $12,000 per year. Since then, a second source of revenue, representing an additional $24,000, was lost to us. This total loss of $36,000 represents 10% of our annual operating budget, which has hit the organization hard.
Rest assured that we are working diligently on our end to keep our doors open and continue to provide high-quality holistic, integrative, and wellness-oriented educational and referral services to our clientele and the recovery community at large.
In these difficult times, we remain mindful of your ongoing support and are grateful for any assistance you can show us this year. There are many ways to support Starting Point financially, and these are all detailed on our DONATE page.
As always, we thank you for your support of The Starting Point.
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*NEWS UPDATE: The Starting Point has gone “virtual”
The Starting Point is not closing; rather, we have embraced the brave new world of “virtual reality” and social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Click on the graphic above for more details.