Northeast Florida Community Invited to Open House at Starting Point’s Drop-In Center

Starting Point Behavioral Health is hosting an Open House for its new Drop-In Center in Fernandina Beach, FL on September 29. The event is from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. and is open to the public. The Drop-In Center is a central location for individuals transitioning back to the community after treatment for mental illness.

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare will host an Open House for its new Drop-In Center on Thursday, September 29, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at 2201 Sadler Road in Fernandina Beach, Florida. The open house will include a brief agenda of speakers, refreshments, and tours of the facility. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP to or 904.225.8280, ext. 434.

The Our Place Drop-In Center provides local residents with a place to come for mental health support services in a comfortable and home-like environment. Clients receive counseling services and participate in activities to improve their activities of daily living such as employment skills, socialization, managing their finances, and more. Starting Point has operated Drop-In Centers for more than 20 years and also offers a second location in Hilliard, FL. The centers are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The new Sadler Road location was purchased by Starting Point and updated through the generosity of donors, who gave the funds needed to renovate the home, purchase new furnishings, and improve the landscaping. The renovations included virtually gutting the inside of the home, then rebuilding, painting and furnishing it so that it is now compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act. Completed in June, the new facility has a larger kitchen, a new TV, new signs and fresh landscaping.

The Drop-In center is a central location for self-help, advocacy, education, and socialization for clients transitioning back into the community from assisted living. Clients are encouraged to participate in their own recovery by learning how to shop, clean, manage a check book, find transportation, and other skills. In addition, the group takes frequent trips to local recreational activities. The Drop-In Centers are open to all mental health consumers. No admission or membership fee is charged.

Drop-In Center clients (or consumers) manage a business that splits and sells firewood. The business has been operating for more than 18 years and all the wood is donated by a local tree service.

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare provides mental health and substance abuse treatment services to children, teens and adults in the Fernandina Beach, Yulee, Hilliard and Nassau County, FL region. Serving more than 2700 individuals each year, Starting Point is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency. For more information or to make a donation, visit

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Company Name: Starting Point Behavioral Health
Contact Person: Dr. Laureen Pagel
Phone: 904.225.8280
City: Fernandina Beach
State: Fl
Country: United States