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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Counseling, Health, Mental Health, Unknown

Mission: Launching Point is a self-injury support and resource center that provides awareness, information, and support to people struggling with any form of self-inflicted violence and support for their loved ones. We reach out to the community and nationwide on self-injury, addictions, and support for those that lost a person to suicide. This is accomplished through: •Providing Beyond Bandages, self-injury support group at our location and training others to begin a Beyond Bandages in their county. •Finding an individual the appropriate form of self-injury treatment by providing resources for outpatient & inpatient treatment, therapy and/or counseling services. •Provide a recovery program at our location for those who struggle with addictions, life issues, and relationship problems. •Providing Left Behind, a support groups for those who lost a loved one to suicide. •Educational meetings & activities for those struggling to overcome self-injury. •Self-injury resources and support for friends and family of loved ones who self-injure. •Informative meetings, written material and literature on self-injury and supporting a loved one. •Self-help website

Programs: Through its founder, Vicki Duffy, Launching Point has been providing self-injury support, resources, awareness, and literature since 2001. On November 4, 2005 the first and only self-injury support group in New Jersey began! In October of 2006, Launching Point was incorporated and a year later in October of 2007 Launching Point was delcared a 501(c)3 charitable organization. We have since grown, and now offer UnShackled, a 10-step self-injury recovery program for those struggling with self-inflicted violence as well as Celebrate Recovery, a principle based recovery program geared toward overcoming all addictions.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Rachael P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Launching Point in Florham Park, NJ is a life-changing, unique, and highly needed non-profit organization. The leaders are organized, knowledgeable, compassionate, loving, and passionate about what they do. The people involved are impacted in various ways - no one leaves the same way they came in. This non-profit deserves to be at the TOP of the top-rated list!!!

Client Served

Rating: 1

There was a lot of favoritism in the group. I was never embraced and felt left out of the clique. Unfortunately something that could be really positive was instead very negative.

Helen17

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an excellent organization run by an amazing person. Please support their cause!

2 Semije O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After being a self injurer since I was 15, recent life events sent me on a downward spiral into self pity, depression, self injury to the point of being scared that I would end up in a horrible place, and to the point of even getting tattoos because I was hurting so much that I needed to feel any kind of pain besides emotional pain. I finally found Launching Point because I did not recognize the person I was becoming and was terrified I would lose everything I worked so hard for. Im thankful every day for the support of such an amazing group. In just a few short months of starting group, I finally feel like I can handle life's hard situations without self injury. And on those hard days of struggling, it's nice to know that Launching Point is there. I can have my life back because of these great helpful people.

2 Kevlo H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Having been to a state institution twice and being told that thew only option for those who cut or self injure is to be involved in Cognitie Behavioral Therapy or other behavioral therapies, or the treatments for Borderline Personality Disrorder; i have found another option. Launching Point is that option. Having no where to turn to for all the years I have been self injuring, i have found that the support group provied by Launching Point has helped me to go the longest amount of time injury free since I have been out of the state hospital. Had I not known of Launching Point, good chance is that I would be in another place or state of mind.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Launching Point is a phenomenal organization that helped me when resources about cutting were few and far to find back in the 2005-2006 time period. The organization has grown so much since then and is really helping to break the silence of self-injury. I highly recommend this organization as it saved me in a time where I didn't know where to turn.

1 Monica17

Client Served

Rating: 5

THE SUPPORT GROUP THAT LAUNCHING POINT HAS FOR PEOPLE WHO SELF INJURER HAS HELPED ME SO MUCH. TO BE ABLE TO GO TO A PLACE WHERE I CAN TALK ABOUT MY CUTTING AND KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM GOING THROUGH AND THAT WE CAN ALL SUPPORT EACH OTHER, THIS WAS A VERY HARD TIME IN MY LIFE AND I AM SO THANKFUL THAT THERE WAS SOMEWHERE I COULD GO AND GET THE SUPPORT I NEEDED SO BADLY.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been blessed by the outreach of Launching Point and its various groups, including Celebrate Recovery. I highly recommend it!

1 Kamilah S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Launching Point was the solid ground that I needed in my life when nothing made sense and everything seemed to be spinning out of control into some very scary and dark places. At Launching Point I found a place where I could just be myself and was accepted with a very unique warm, welcoming enviroent you do not see many places. I don't know where I would be today with out the significant role the people I met there have played in my life.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been attending Launching Point where they hold Celebrate Recovery meetings. The atmosphere is so warm and friendly. I always feel welcome. It is such a blessing to find a place to go where there is no judgement, just people coming together, being themselves with all of their defects, no hiding, coming together and trying to learn and grow closer to God and to let Him work on us. There is help and comfort here at Launching Point. There is support and love.