Starts Within Organization

Location: Richland County

Phone: (614) 741-6748



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, July 14, 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. 
Zoom link:
Passcode: 813187
Webinar ID: 817 6398 1193
The phone # +1 301 715 8592

Please click here to join the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 12, 2022 Commissioners’ Meeting.
If you would like to listen to the recordings or see presentations from the previous Commission Meetings, please click here

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 or if you have any questions, please contact Terri Simons via e-mail at

If you need to speak to someone over the phone, please contact Executive Director Kimberly Dent at 614-752-0583.