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.
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 the children and grandchildren of our patients. START distributed more than 300 backpacks, masks and school supplies to children in preschool through the 12th grade at the Highbridge, Third Horizon and Kaleidoscope, REACH and Starting Point clinics in Manhattan, and at the Fort Greene, Bushwick and East New York clinics in Brooklyn.
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.
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!