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About Us 

Reaching Beyond Bars is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting incarcerated individuals, their families, and those 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 with little to no insurance to address their concerns. 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.

For Incarcerated Individuals

Wellness Within Center: Integrating wellness therapies such as aromatherapy, sound healing, and mindfulness practices to improve mental well-being and reduce stress

 

Life Skills Workshops: Providing essential skills in communication, anger management, and decision-making to prepare for successful reintegration into society.

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For Families of the Incarcerated

Support Groups: Offering a safe space for family members to share their experiences, gain emotional support, and access resources.

 

Wellness Sessions: Complimentary guided sessions focusing on stress relief, emotional resilience, and self-care practices through aromatherapy and herbal therapies.

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For Returning Citizens

Comprehensive Reentry Programs: Addressing housing, employment, substance abuse, and social skills to ensure a smooth transition back into the community.

 

Holistic Wellness Workshops: Personal and group consultations exploring the world of essential oils, herbs, sound, and teas to promote overall well-being and reduce the likelihood of re-offending.

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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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