START Events

START is committed to educating, addressing and ending the negative stigma surrounding addiction.  Over the years, we have worked diligently expanding our community outreach and partnership efforts.  As active participants in the communities we serve, we are not only becoming a source of awareness but also a trusted advocate for our patients.

VIRTUAL AIDS Walk: July 19, 2020

START participated in the Virtual AIDS Walk as a 2020 community partner, raising $5,075. Team START wore race/walk bibs as we participated following social distancing guidelines.  

Back to School Supply Drive: September 2020

Lawrence S. Brown, Jr., MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM, CEO of START Treatment & Recovery Centers shows off some of the hundreds of backpacks, masks and back-to-school supplies collected for children and grandchildren of our patients. START distributed over 300 backpacks and masks to children in preschool - 12th grade at its clinics in Brooklyn and Manhattan..

Holiday Toy Drive:  December 2020

START’s distribution of more than 325 gifts brought much needed holiday cheer to our patient's kids and grandchildren. The gifts were distributed through START’s Highbridge, Third Horizon, Kaleidoscope, REACH and Starting Point clinics in Manhattan, and at its Fort Greene, Bushwick and East New York clinics in Brooklyn.

AIDS Walk: May 19, 2019

START participated in the 2019 AIDS Walk in Central Park as a community partner.  We raised $8,815 and had the largest turnout in START's history.  

Night of Networking: July 16, 2019

START Treatment and Recovery Centers hosted its second annual Night of Networking Event in partnership with PA Consulting Group. We had over 100 staff members, board members, clinical directors, nonprofit organizers and employees of PA Consulting firm in attendance for the event. Dr. Brown addressed the crowd about the importance of the work that START Treatment and Recovery Centers is doing in the community to assist individuals with substance abuse treatment and mental health awareness issues. We raffled off 10 amazing prizes, including a $100 Gift Card to Fairway Market, a gift certificate for complimentary dinner for two to Applebee's, and 108 Cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery!

An Evening of Motown: October 18, 2019

START's Masquerade Holiday Party:  December 13, 2019

START's Annual Holiday Toy Drive

December 17th - Fort Greene

December 18th - 119 West 124th St

This year, we raised over $3,000 for the annual holiday toy drive from staff and members of the community! We were able to purchase amazing toys for the children and grandchildren of our patients and provide them with a hot meal they enjoyed with their families. 

We are so fortunate to be able to spread a little holiday cheer this time of the year!

Registered address:

START Treatment & Recovery Centers

22 Chapel Street

Brooklyn NY 11201


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