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ABOUT US

Who We Are

Reaching Beyond Bars is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals returning home from incarceration through holistic wellness and comprehensive reentry programs. Founded in 2013, we emerged from a pursuit to inspire and support our community, driven by the belief that actions speak louder than words.

Why We Matter

  • High Recidivism Rates: Approximately two-thirds of individuals released from prison are re-arrested within three years. Our programs aim to break this cycle by addressing the underlying mental and emotional challenges faced during reentry.

  • Mental Health Crisis: Over half of those incarcerated suffer from mental health issues. Integrating wellness therapies can significantly improve their mental well-being, reducing the likelihood of re-offending.

  • Social Reintegration: Successful reintegration into society requires more than just employment; it involves comprehensive support systems that address housing, mental health, substance abuse, and social skills. Our holistic approach ensures these needs are met.

Our Partnership with Proper Xchange

In an exciting collaboration, we have partnered with Proper Xchange, a wellness business specializing in aromatherapy, tea therapy, and sound therapy. This partnership is vital because:

  • Specialized Expertise: Proper Xchange brings specialized knowledge in wellness therapies, essential for addressing the mental and emotional health challenges faced by returning citizens.

  • Holistic Approach: By incorporating Proper Xchange's wellness therapies, we provide a more comprehensive and holistic approach to reentry support.

  • Resource Sharing: Proper Xchange provides training and resources to our staff and volunteers, enhancing the quality of care we offer.

  • Community Connection: This partnership bridges the gap between the wellness community and individuals in the reentry program, fostering a supportive network that extends beyond our organization.​

MISSION

We understand that dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. Our mission is to empower individuals returning from incarceration by addressing their mental, emotional, and physical health needs, facilitating a smoother transition back into society.

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