Starts Within Organization

Location: Richland County

Phone: (614) 741-6748

Email: etaylor.startswithin@gmail.com

Website: www.startswithin.com

Contact: Ebony Taylor

Program Information

Founded in 2011 the mission of the Starts Within Organization is to significantly decrease the recidivism rate by addressing reentry barriers from a first-hand perspective. We provide education and mentoring initiatives that address finance, parenting, relationships, inter-personal skills, workforce development and entrepreneurship to aide in a realized and sustained transition.

Before change can be seen externally, an individual’s value must be increased internally resulting in a truly restored citizen that benefits communities, economies, and other societal structures.

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Upcoming Events

The Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 10:00 am. – 12:00 p.m. It will be a virtual Zoom Webinar. The audience is encouraged to utilize the chat Q&A to interact with the Commissioners, guest speaker(s), and the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood (OCF) staff. 

Please click here to join the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood Meeting scheduled for Thursday, Thursday, February 10, 2022 Commissioners’ Meeting.
You may also call using 1-301-715-8592,,97669136086#.

Please Note: We are unable to provide technical assistance during meetings. 

2022 Commission Meeting Dates:    Feb. 10, May 12, July 14, Sept. 8 and Nov. 10. 

If you would like to attend a commission meeting, please contact Terri Simons at 614-752-0182 or e-mail Terri.Simons@jfs.ohio.gov if you have any questions.