About Us

For more than 40 years Starting Point has offered exceptional LEADERSHIP in uniting multiple sectors of the community.

Mission Statement:
Starting Point builds healthy communities by empowering individuals and families through innovative substance abuse prevention and intervention resources.

Vision Statement:
Starting Point provides effective programs and resources that build communities free from substance abuse.

STARTING POINT PROGRAMS ARE TARGETED TO REACH EVERY CORNER OF THE COMMUNITY WITH HIGH QUALITY SERVICES.

Starting Point's Four Pillars

Informing and Empowering Youth
Educating youth and teaching adolescents to be leaders and positive role models in their communities.

Interceding and Assisting those in Need
Individuals and families struggling with substance abuse are provided intervention resources.

Investing in the Community
Continuously collaborating with other entities to gain the largest impact.

Innovating Solutions
Exploring gaps and developing creative options to prevent substance abuse.

The agency's services and programs are proactive and preventative in nature. Starting Point serves as a community cleaning house for all resources and referrals in Ozaukee. Starting Point is working in the community to prevent or interrupt use by youth before they need treatment for addiction. Starting Point is the starting point collaborating with other community resources to make a difference with the alcohol and drug issues in Ozaukee County. We are unique because we believe in the power of prevention and our unwavering availability to community members in their time of need.

History of the Name and Services

1975 - Ozaukee Council on Alcoholism
(Chartered as non-profit corporation)

1976 - Ozaukee Council on Alcoholism
(Began to provide intervention and referral counseling services)

1980 - Ozaukee Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
(Began to provide prevention services)

1984 - Ozaukee Council, Inc.

2007 - Starting Point of Ozaukee, Inc.

2015 - Starting Point, Inc.

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Starting Point, Inc.

11514 N. Port Washington Road
Suite 120
Mequon, WI 53092

262-241-1004