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From The Executive Director: The Starting Point Has Embraced The New World Of “Virtual Participation”

Dear friends and family, I hope all of you are well and taking all of the appropriate precautions during very challenging time. It remains our goal to be here for our clients, practitioners, staff, and The entire Starting Point family. Starting Friday March 20th, The Starting Point embraced the new world of “virtual participation” and […]

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NOTE Meeting Change: CODA 7PM Thursday Meeting Is Now A Phone Meeting Via Zoom (See Below For Details)

CODA 7PM Thursday Meeting Is Now A Phone Meeting Via Zoom Below are the pertinent details about how-to access the virtual meetings for the Thursday evening all-women CoDA group: Time: 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Day:   Every week on Thu, until Apr 30, 2020, 7 occurrence(s) Dates: Mar 19, 2020 07:00 PM, Mar […]

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NOTE Schedule Change: THE WEDNESDAY LECTURE SERIES HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS.

Friends, THE STARTING POINT REMAINS OPEN. HOWEVER, THE WEDNESDAY LECTURE SERIES HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS. We will notify you when the lectures are slated to resume. A new schedule will be posted when the lectures begin again. Note that ALL lectures can be found on Vince’s YouTube channel. To access these, […]

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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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Meditations On The Season (Thought Of The Month Dec 2019)

By: Vince DiPasquale What a season! Not only is it the end of the year but it is filled with dates to celebrate. It’s a time of the year when we feel a different kind of spirit. A time of generosity, caring and sharing which we were taught to do year round. It’s a time […]

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Thought Of The Month: May 2019

“Relationship with Self”          By: Vince DiPasquale Welcome to the very special month of May.  It’s a time to renew our relationships with nature and with each other.  This is the month when many of us experience spring fever.  It’s a time to shake off the cobwebs, get outside, and watch the flowers grow.  It’s also […]

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Thought Of The Month: April 2019

“No Pain, No Gain” By: Vince DiPasquale “April showers bring May flowers”; “No pain, no gain”; “Struggle is part of life”; “In each life a little rain must fall”; clichés that teach us the basic lesson of life. We have to work and invest in everything life offers that is worthwhile. We are asked each […]

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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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Thought Of The Month: July 2018

“Lessons of Freedom” By Vince DiPasquale When People lack a sense of awe, there will be disaster. When People do not fear worldly power, a greater power will arrive. Do not limit the view of yourself. Do not despise the conditions of your birth. Do not resist the natural course of your life. In this […]

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Thought For The Month – Sept 2017

“Live, Laugh, Love” By: Vince DiPasquale As summer comes to an end and we once again go back to reality, I always feel like the world changes gears.  We are reminded that we live in a world that truly makes life complicated.  We have a choice: we can get bogged down in the rules of the […]

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Office Space at the Starting Point

Are You a Mental Health Professional Who Would Like to Join The Starting Point “Family”? The Starting Point has shared office space available for rental to licensed mental health professionals. Your shared space would be with one of the approximately 25 other professionals who already maintain practices here. This is the perfect situation for someone […]

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Business to Business Networking Opportunity

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