Since being founded in 1963, Pioneer Human Services has expanded from a single halfway house to a robust nonprofit, operating a broad range of programs in nearly 60 locations across Washington State. Pioneer helps people reentering society from prison or jail as well as those who are overcoming substance use disorder and mental illness. The organization offers an integrated array of treatment, housing, training and employment services.
Our business model is also unique. Unlike most nonprofits, Pioneer is a social enterprise. We operate a diverse line of businesses that provide on-the-job training and work experience for the people we serve, while generating revenue that helps fund our social mission. As social entrepreneurs, we combine the passionate pursuit of our mission with the discipline and innovation of a for-profit company.
When you do business with Pioneer, you not only get the best products and services, but you also help people gain the experience they need to reclaim their lives and become productive members of society. Despite our growth and progress, our core values and purpose have not waivered. Everyone deserves an opportunity to achieve their potential. We provide people a chance for change so they can, in turn, contribute to stronger, healthier communities.
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We are a social enterprise that provides individuals with criminal histories the opportunity to lead healthy, productive lives.
Every person we serve has an opportunity to transcend his/her past and be embraced as a valuable member of society.