Events


2019 Ten-Week Club Tickets are STILL on sale!

Don’t Miss Your Chances To Win! ($$$ Check Out Our Many Lucky Winners So Far! $$$) Each $25 ticket will give you ten chances to win a weekly money prize beginning Wednesday, June 24. Except for the final drawing, each winning ticket is returned to the jar to possibly win an even bigger payout later! […]

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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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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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Sept 26, 2017: The 12th Annual Brian Sullivan Memorial Golf Tournament

On September 26, 2017, you can support The Starting Point’s biggest and most ambitious fundraiser of the year by either participating as a golfer or becoming a sponsor. The event will be held at Valleybrook Country Club in Blackwood. An afternoon of golf will conclude with a buffet dinner and a Chinese auction with fabulous […]

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