New York State Senator, 21st Senate District
Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH
Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Host of Fox Sports One’s First Things First
Member, Pro Football Hall of Fame
START Treatment & Recovery Centers serves over 4,000 New Yorkers each year and remains one of New York State’s largest non-hospital providers of health and human services. For over 45 years, START has continued to provide holistic care of our patients with an opioid addiction and co-occurring mental illness. START offers holistic, outpatient services and programs to those seeking quality treatment for drug addiction and rehabilitation including comprehensive medical care and specialized HIV services, behavioral health and vocational services along with medical case management.
Opioid addiction has reached epidemic levels and deaths from drug overdoses have jumped
in nearly every county and socio-economic group across the United States. START is on the
forefront of addressing this epidemic through evidence-based treatments designed to treat the
What will Happen with the Raised Funds:
Funds raised at our 2017 event will support START’s newest program, Teen START! Teen START is an outpatient adolescent mental health clinic located in central Harlem that opened in September of 2017. This clinic is the first program of its kind in New York State to provide mental health and substance use counseling for adolescents all in one location.