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Since being founded in 1963, Pioneer Human Services has expanded from a single halfway house to a nationally recognized non-profit with nearly 60 locations across Washington State. We are proud to be a leading organization in the state that offers an integrated array of treatment, housing and employment services to men and women who are overcoming the challenges of chemical dependency, mental health issues and criminal histories. Pioneer’s goal is to provide a chance for change for people who want to turn their lives around.

Despite our growth and progress, our core values and purpose have not wavered. Everyone deserves an opportunity to achieve their potential including our employees! We are committed to creating a dynamic work environment that encourages professional and personal growth.

From our health plan and wellness program, to our tuition assistance and retirement plans, Pioneer is committed to providing benefits that matter to you at each stage of your employment.

We are always looking for talented individuals who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. If you’ve been looking for a company that’s as dedicated to helping people as you are, you’ve found it!

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December is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Month

In case you’ve never heard of this very common but under reported issue it is known as winter depression or winter blues. It affects many people who function normally throughout the rest of the year and during other seasons, but moods tend to change drastically during the winter months. This is due to the lack of sunshine, shorter days, and cold weather. SAD symptoms include sleeping more, lack of energy, and a state of depression.

If the stress from the holidays and the winter months are making you feel blue, keep in mind there are some treatments available that could help. Naturally, seeing a doctor and describing your symptoms is the best place to start. Here are other things you can try once diagnosed:

  1. Light Therapy or Phototherapy, which consists of exposure to daylight or specific wavelengths of light using fluorescent lamps (most popularly), for prescribed amounts of time and specified times of day.
  2. Antidepressant medication prescribed by your physician
  3. Mental therapy
  4. Timed administration of the hormone Melatonin which also helps with sleep disorders. This is a natural over the counter medication but contact your doctor for specific dosages and usage.
  5. Keeping yourself motivated and busy doing things that make you feel useful and special

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