Events


~~~ Important Inclement Weather Announcements \ Scheduling Changes ~~~

Vince’s 12PM lecture has been cancelled. The 7PM lecture is still being held. Please check our site for further scheduling changes as the day progresses.

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Beginning Tues January 29th, 2019: 8-Week Addiction Recovery Therapy Group

These group therapy sessions are designed to help the individual identify and accept that the use of drugs and alcohol are problematic, and that internal and external factors can help the individual achieve abstinence. The 8-Week Curriculum Includes: • Acceptance • Surrender • Enabling • People, Places, and Things • Moral Inventories • Trauma Date: […]

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Beginning Feb 19th 2019: Anger Management Men’s Group

8-Week Anger Management-Psycho-Educational Group ($20 per session – $160.00 for all 8 group sessions) “The best fighter is never angry.” ~ Lao Tzu Anger can be a way to express feelings that threaten someone’s well-being. These groups will help participants identify triggers to anger, physical warning signs, anger reduction strategies, and coping skills: Expressing emotions […]

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Sat Feb 23rd, 2019: Beyond Trauma and Addiction Workshop

Beyond Trauma and Addiction ~ A Workshop You Should Attend! Trauma and Addiction Impacts couples, families, communities, adults and adolescents. These foster negative behaviors such as Sexual Abuse, Assault, Emotional Abuse, Neglect! Serious Accident, Illness, Historical Trauma, School Violence and Bullying! The Agenda will include information on: • Trauma Informed Care • Biology of Addiction […]

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New Workshop Sat Mar 30th 2019: “The Sandwich Generation”

Did you know that 45% of middle-aged adults are caring for an aging parent or young adult children. Are YOU one of them? Join Donna Pucci (MHK) for an informative session which discusses – and addresses – the issues that these challenges can present. Program Name: “The Sandwich Generation” When: Saturday Mar 30th, 1-3PM Where: […]

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Beginning Mon April 1st, 2019: Women’s 4-Week Psycho-Educational Therapy Group

Join us for this 4-Week Psycho-Educational Therapy Group designed to address the specific needs of women.

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Help Us to Help Others

Dear Friends and Family of The Starting Point, Each of you have a story and, like most stories, they have a starting point.  I didn’t realize I was abusing prescription drugs, but found heroin cheaper…  I had been drinking for 20 years when I met Vince…  How did I get here? When contemplating suicide for […]

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Tues, July 31: NEW Weekly Overeaters Anonymous Meeting Begins

You are not alone anymore! No matter what your problem with food might be — compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or overexercising — we have a solution. Join us for this new meeting held at the Starting Point.

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Starting Point Congratulates Our 10 Week Club Winners!

Thanks, as always, for helping support Starting Point! More than 400 people cross The Starting Point’s threshold weekly (adults, adolescents, and families) – people of all ages and from all walks of like – who seek help for a wide range of mental, emotional and spiritual issues. The Starting Point environment is welcoming, caring, and […]

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Starting Monday July 9th: Refuge Recovery – Weekly Meditation & Mindfulness Meetings

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-oriented path to freedom from addiction. This is an approach to recovery that understands: “All individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction.” We feel confident in the power of the Dharma, if applied, to relieve suffering of all kinds, including the […]

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5K Update: Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors And Congrats To Our Winners! Check Out The Photos Too!

Many many thanks to all those that sponsored us in this year’s 5K Race and Fun Walk with Vince on April 14th! Please support our sponsors and visit their websites! A link to their sites and more details can be found here. To see the winners and race results, click here. To check out race […]

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Children may be resilient, but they still grieve. They have big feelings, too, after all!

By Andi B. Meltzer, M.A. No one escapes the inevitable experience of loss. Sadly, most of us haven’t been taught how to handle our own grief, let alone others’. As a result, kids tend to be particularly neglected in helpful support. Here are a few tips. Go first. Keeping the conversation age appropriate, tell the […]

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Thoughts for October from the Director’s desk

This month marks The Starting Point’s 40th anniversary! While the poodle skirt, saddle shoes, and Brylcreem certainly predate the beginning of The Starting Point, we’ll still be celebrating in style with Jerry Blavat—The Geator With The Heater—on Sunday, October 29, from 2-6pm at Auletto’s Catering in Almonesson (near Deptford Mall). This will not be your ordinary, […]

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Business to Business Networking Opportunity

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Oct 29, 2017: Starting Point’s 40th Anniversary Dance Party

WHAT: Join us for The Starting Point’s 40th Anniversary Dance party!! Click here to download a copy of the flyer and order form for tickets and the Program Book (see below).. WHERE: Auletto’s Catering in Deptford Township, NJ. For directions, click here and a separate browser window will open for Google Maps. WHEN: Sunday, October 29, […]

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