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Launching Point

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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

1 Story 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!!!



Rating: 5

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