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"The moral support from Pioneer’s professionals and the financial assistance I received for my rent and other needs was a life saver when I was transitioning out of jail and concentrating on my recovery. Believe me – I would not be in recovery and experiencing this life without the help and support from the Skagit County In-Jail Treatment Program. Forever grateful!"

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It's that time of year for giving and in the spirit of #GivingTuesday, we invite you to join many others on Tuesday, November 29th in a celebration of generosity.

Please help Pioneer Human Services in our efforts to provide treatment, housing, job training and employment to individuals with criminal histories trying to start a new life in our communities by...

We celebrated our annual Change Maker Lunch with Shaka Senghor as our keynote speaker on September 29, 2016. The event was attended by Pioneer board members, partner organizations, community leaders and political figures in Washington State.

The luncheon gave Pioneer the opportunity to applaud our partners and share our social mission with the community. Shaka Senghor, a leading...

Pioneer’s community reentry programs serve as a bridge from incarceration to life in the community. We contract with the Department of Corrections to operate work release sites in the state of Washington. Specialized programs are available to serve residents with unique needs including females and those with mental health issues or developmental disabilities.

The Ahtanum View Work Release is a...

"I may have had a past that I am not proud of, but I have been making-up for lost time. It is really amazing now to actually have a vision of the potential that is in store for me if I continue with my work at Pioneer and the apprenticeship program.”

Justin comes from a big family on Beacon Hill. He has ten sisters and brothers and learned how to fend for himself at an early age.  His...

Pioneer Human Services is very proud and appreciative of the solid partnership that exists between our Skagit County Crisis Center (SCCC) team and Compass Health’s Skagit Crisis Prevention and Intervention Team (CPIT).  Since 2015, CPIT has been working together with the SCCC team to respond to and provide needed services for Skagit County residents struggling with a self-identified crisis.

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At Pioneer's Tacoma transitional housing program, individuals and families are provided affordable housing in a clean and sober environment. Listen to Sheila discuss the vital need for safe housing for people released from prison and those in recovery. Learn about the need for family reunification as a stepping stone to a successful life. Watch film HERE....

Pioneer's annual Change Maker Luncheon on September 29, 2016 was a great success with hundreds attending and Shaka Senghor as our keynote speaker. During the lunch, we also showed a film about Sheila who now lives in our Tacoma transitional housing program. Learn about her journey and reunification with her children after be incarcerated. Watch the film HERE....

Read part of a letter from a concerned citizen who requested that a woman who was passed out on the streets from drug addiction be taken to the Dutch Shisler Service Center in Seattle. The center provides a safe setting for people who are chronically homeless and inebriated to get sober and sleep so they do not end up in local...

I used to live in the Nickelsville Tent City homeless camp at the bottom of the hill from where I now work. Each day as I come to work and leave for the day, I remember where I used to be and know that I never want to go back to my previous life. 

Growing up without parental figures or mentors left a big void, as they could have taught me the life skills I needed for adulthood. Instead, I grew up with neglect and...

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