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.
AIDS Walk: May 19, 2019
START participated in the 2019 AIDS Walk in Central Park and was featured as a community partner. We raised $8,815 in support of START Treatment and Recovery Center Programs. We 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!