Events


Opioids and the Older Adult \ “Education is Prevention” : Help The Starting Point to Share This Free Community Offering

Friends, With regards to the current crisis of opiate addiction, we are battling some frightening statistics: Almost one-third of all Medicare patients — nearly 12 million people — were prescribed opioid painkillers by their physicians in 2015. That same year, 2.7 million Americans over age 50 abused painkillers, meaning they took them for reasons or […]

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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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Beginning Thursday Night: March 21st – Psycho Educational Group Therapy for Youth

Topics include: •  Peer pressure •  Bullying •  Safety and Health •  Coping Skills •  School Challenges •  Loss & Grief •  Dating •  Self-Care Audience: Appropriate for children aged 6-11 When: Every Thursday Night: March 21st – May 23rd, from 6pm-7:15pm Held at: The Starting Point Inc. of New Jersey, 215 Highland Ave. Haddon […]

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

*NOTE: Due to unforeseen events, this offering has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused. Please direct any questions or comments to Loretta Depka at  856-854-3155 ext 179. Join us for this 4-Week Psycho-Educational Therapy Group designed to address the specific needs of women.

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New Workshops; various April and May dates: Helping Children With Loss® classes

Children are deeply affected by death, divorce, pet loss, friendship troubles, new babies, step\blended families, illness, abuse, bullying, graduation, etc. What do you do when a child’s heart is broken? Do you know how to help a child through grief? Like a fire drill, it makes sense to learn what to do and practice in […]

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New Workshop Sat May 2nd 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: Thursday May 2nd, 7-8:30PM Where: […]

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Multiple Dates in April 2019: Documentary\Workshop: Release trapped Emotions

LEARN WHAT IS TRAPPED IN YOUR UNCONSCIOUS Experience The Magic Power of Energy Healing Presenter by: Marie Olwell, SSJ, M.Ed., D.Min. Date(s): Saturday, April 6, 2019 1:00-3:00 PM –and– Thursday, April 18, 2019 1:30- 3:30 PM Cost: Suggested Donation $10 Location: Starting point 215 Highland Avenue Suite C, Haddon Township, NJ 08108 For more information, […]

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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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