Events


Hey it’s Vince’s 82nd Birthday! (Tuesday, actually!)

Dear Starting Point Friends and Family, Sunday was a wonderful celebration for Vince! Thank you all for joining us. Vince’s actual birthday is not until May 24th so there is still time to send him your birthday wishes and honor him with a one-time or monthly donation to The Starting Point. You can give in […]

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*UPDATE: Vince’s VIRTUAL Lecture Series : Virtual ONLY via Zoom ~ Wednesday At 12 and 7

Please join us for Vince’s DiPasquale’s weekly lectures held live every Wednesday at 12PM and 7PM (on Zoom.) (For more info about Vince, check out his bio at https://startingpoint.org/vinces-corner .) Wednesdays 12PM: Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84817848874 Meeting ID: 848 1784 8874 One tap mobile +19292056099,,84817848874# US (New York) +13017158592,,84817848874# US (Washington DC) Dial by your location +1 […]

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Join us for a conversation with author Keith Mason and Loretta Depka about his new book, “Please Stand Up” : Thursday, May 26th at 6 pm

Everybody has imperfect relationship with family. Talk about complicated … Please join us for a conversation with author Keith Mason, as Loretta Depka has a conversation with Keith about his new book, Please Stand Up on Thursday, May 26th at 6 pm on her Zoom Podcast. Time: May 26, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US […]

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*UPDATE: Experience this Remarkable, AWARD-WINNING Documentary “Starting Point: The Story of Vince DiPasquale” !

“The Story of Vince DiPasquale” has won yet another award; this being an “Honorable Mention” at the New Hope Film Festival! Now experience this remarkable, award-winning documentary, “Starting Point: The Story of Vince DiPasquale” anytime on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device! Click on the graphic below for more info or to begin streaming […]

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[Healing with Sound] ~ Rhythm of the Heart: A Universal Song: (Onsite) ; Sat June 4th, 2PM to 4PM

When: Saturday June 4th,  2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Where: Onsite at The Starting Point Facilitator: Angelo Rizzo Cost:  Free to all. Please consider a Love Offering for The Starting Point Inc. of NJ at startingpoint.org/donations *NOTE: Please note that we will need around five people to sign up for this event.  It is a […]

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2022 Educational Program “Doing Grief Well – “Tool Kit” Series; Part 1 with Pat Obst and Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

In the next part of the “Doing Grief Well” series, Pat Obst, LCSW, MSW and Loretta Depka, Executive Director continued their discussions on the complex process of grieving. This particular topic is Pat’s ” ‘Tool Kit’ Series; Part 1.”    You can find The Starting Point’s YouTube channel here. Pat is a therapist who specializes […]

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*New Men’s Group “Pat’s Place” : Every Wed at 6:30PM *Paused until further notice: Please speak with Receptionist for more details*

This new group (“Pat’s Place”) will now be held every Wednesday at 6:30 PM. This is a men’s group\community focused upon personal growth. All meetings are held on-site at The Starting Point.  

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2022 Educational Program “Unrecognized Losses We’ve Experienced Throughout Our Lives” is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

Pat Obst joined The Starting Point’s Executive Director for another episode of DOING GRIEF WELL. Pat and Loretta discussed “Unrecognized Losses We’ve Experienced Throughout Our Lives.” They spoke about how loss comes in many forms and how it can throw one’s life into emotional chaos and confusion. Pat addressed how we can heal and recognize […]

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2021 Educational Program “Loss Due to Divorce or Breakup of a Serious Relationship” with Pat Obst and Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

In the next part of the “Doing Grief Well” series, Pat Obst, LCSW, MSW and Loretta Depka, Executive Director continued their discussions on the complex process of grieving. This particular topic is “Loss Due to Divorce or Breakup of a Serious Relationship.”    You can find The Starting Point’s YouTube channel here. Pat is a […]

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2021 Educational Program”Doing Grief Well Part 3: Complicated Grief” with Pat Obst and Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

In Part III of the “Doing Grief Well” series, Pat Obst, LCSW, MSW and Loretta Depka, Executive Director continued their discussions on the complex process of grieving. You can find The Starting Point’s YouTube channel here. As an aid to further explore this important topic, check out “64 Tips for Coping with Grief at the […]

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UPDATE: Announcing New Programs For The Starting Point’s Educational Series

Currently, all of our education programs are online. Whether you attend live or connect later online, our goal is to make our education programs as informative and engaging as possible. Questions? Please email Loretta Depka, our Executive Director, at ldepka@startingpoint.org or call 856-854-3155. You can see a list of our upcoming programs below. Click on […]

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New 2021 Podcast “How the Hell Did I Get Here from There?!”; Dr. Yvonne Kaye Interviews Vince DiPasquale, The Starting Point’s Founder

Enjoy this new podcast created by Dr. Yvonne Kaye on Nov 13th, 2021. In Dr. Kaye’s own words, “this podcast … covers all aspects of growth and overcoming challenges. Anything goes. Laughter. Outrageousness. Speaking with people who have done extraordinary things for the benefit of others. It’s about releasing those wonderful gifts we have been […]

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2021 Educational Program “Doing Grief Well” with Practitioner Pat Obst and Executive Director Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

“When we learn to do grief well, we can journey through our grieving, find healing and move toward re-creating our lives after loss.” Executive Director Loretta Depka  was Joined by practitioner  Pat Obst, LCSW, MSW as they discussed grief, loss, and helpful methods for dealing with these life challenges. For more info regarding Pat Obst, […]

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2021 PODCAST: “Applying the Steps to Daily Life” ~ with Founder Vince Di’Pasquale is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

The principles of the 12 Steps can apply to every aspect of life.  They are helpful tools that give us the opportunity to reflect, get to know and love ourselves, and to be able to generously share our life with others. The Starting Point’s founder Vince DiPasquale, MA discussed how to apply the steps to […]

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2021 Podcast ‘What Goes on in a Real Relationship?’ with Kenneth Goldberg PhD is Now On The Starting Point’s Youtube Channel

Falling in love is the easy part. Relationships are at the center of our lives and have a big influence on our overall health and mental wellbeing. Being in a good relationship can ease stress, give you energy, and lead you on a path to a healthier life. But how do you know if you […]

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