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I am interested in starting my own human services agency in

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Hi Pearl. I am interested in starting my own human services agency in the State of Ohio. I have obtained my PhD from Walden University and am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I would like to focus the agency around family. I would like to provide parenting education, couples counseling/therapy/education/resources and expand from there.
JA: The Employment Specialist will know what to do. Is there anything else the Employment Specialist should be aware of?
Customer: I am also currently employed full-time for the State of Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Job
Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to our service.

From what you have stated, service such as this would be something wonderful to help the community as well as the state overall. The need for these services are greater than ever in need from the community so your experience and knowledge is something that could be a groundbreaking service for the state of Ohio.

In terms of getting this agency started, some suggestions I can offer:

1. Look if not already becoming a member of the "National Association of Human Services". They offer a wealth of information to members and can help in guiding your agency from start-up to completion.

http://www.nationalhumanservices.org/what-is-human-services

2. See about grants and contracts that can be taken advantage of from the Department of Health and Human Services. Grants can be found in getting your agency started to contracts that you can gain to get your service noticed in Ohio.

http://www.hhs.gov/grants/

Look also within the State of Ohio for grants and small business loans:

https://development.ohio.gov/bs/bs_busgrantsloans.htm

3. Budgeting is very important and something to review before starting any business venture:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4472152_make-budget-human-service-agency.html

I hope the information provided is found helpful and please let me know of any additional questions/concerns. Also if you could take a moment to rate my assistance so that I can receive credit for helping you today.

Michael

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.

I hope the information provided is found helpful and please let me know of any additional questions/concerns. Also if you could take a moment to rate my assistance so that I can receive credit for helping you today.

Michael

Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.

I hope the information provided is found helpful and please let me know of any additional questions/concerns. Also if you could take a moment to rate my assistance so that I can receive credit for helping you today.

Michael