Our History

BarNone, Inc. is a non-profit that was formed to offer grace and advocate for and encourage formerly incarcerated citizens returning to their communities. We believe that an inclusive, welcoming community full of people with open hearts and minds makes a world of difference in the lives of those struggling to reintegrate into society. Getting them on their feet is in the best interest of our community as a whole.

BarNone’s signature event is an annual “release party” welcoming returning citizens back into the community. This event includes motivational speakers, dinner, community resources and prizes. The speakers come from all walks of life: former inmates that have been successful at integrating into society, public officials, correctional professionals, and authors.

BarNone Welcome Home Party 2018

BarNone is supported by donations from individuals, churches and businesses that believe that our mission not only supports the formerly incarcerated but is also a benefit to society as well. If you or your organization would like more information about how to support BarNone, please contact us at admin@barnoneidaho.org.

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BarNone, Inc. is a Boise, Idaho-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose purpose is threefold: 1. Awareness: holding Idaho Reentry Summit events, conducting social media campaigns and speaking to Idahoans to encourage communication, collaboration and education of the criminal legal system, statistics, and the people who are impacted by incarceration. 2. Advocacy: working with members of the Legislature, municipalities and agencies to impact policy. 3. Resources: connecting people with community resources and support when they are returning to their community after a period of incarceration and centralizing the information for those resources.