Events


Sat Feb 1st @ 10am : Memorial Service For Sal Esposito (April 23, 1974 – January 15, 2020)

Join With Us as we Celebrate the life of Sal Esposito When: 10am Saturday February 1st Where: The Starting Point, Inc. of New Jersey. Held in The Vince DiPasquale Lecture Hall at 215 Highland Avenue, Suite C, Haddon Township, NJ 08018

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New Workshop Thursday 1/23, 1-3PM: An Intro To The Body’s World Of Energy (Presented by Dr. Marie Olwell)

Discover the Hidden Forces Within You! This workshop will help you become acquainted with the Human Energy System, refresh your spirit and empower your life. The materials covered will include: • Chakras – The seven spiraling vortices of energy and light: Their location, description and purpose. • Energy testing – biofeedback without the Gadgets • […]

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PTSD Support Group : *Note Time Change* Fri 1/24, 12:30 : Open to all with no age requirement

Led by: Cherry Hill Psychologist, Dr. Sidney Cohen Open Ended Discussion (See below for more details.)    

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Vince’s Holiday Message …

Let’s take time during this special season to look at all the celebrations as a time for spiritual growth. Hanukkah , Christmas and Kwanza all teach us the spirit of gratitude and love. All of us at The Starting Point would like to wish you and your families a blessed and peaceful Hanukkah, Christmas and […]

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Press Release: The Fabulous Phillies Nominate The Starting Point As “Community Heroes!”

Last night, we received a $15,000 gift from the Phillies as one of an inspiring group of charitable organizations providing vital services to the Greater Philadelphia area. The Starting Point’s angel and advocate, former Phillies pitcher Dickie Noles, nominated us as a “Community Hero,” and we got to meet one of our heroes – the […]

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Help Camden Families This Giving Season Via Guadalupe Family Services “Giving Tree”!

Paraphrasing the AA Big Book, we have come to recognize that “our very lives, as [people in recovery], depends upon our constant thought of others and how we might help meet their needs.” ( 4th ed. New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services; 2001, p. 20.) To The Starting Point’s Friends and Family, The Starting Point […]

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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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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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