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Julia is a residential treatment manager at Pioneer Center North (PCN) in Sedro Woolley, WA. Julia has been working at PCN for 21 years and realizes the importance of giving back and community engagement for the residents. Read her story below about a juvenile outreach program she started that not only helped the PCN residents, but aided the youth in their recovery journey.

PCN provides semi-secure, long-term...

We met Anthony when he was released from prison and sent to Pioneer’s Lincoln Park Work Release in Tacoma.  Case managers at Lincoln Park recommended he attend Pioneer’s Roadmap to Success training program. At the Roadmap graduation, Anthony gave a very powerful speech about his life and will to succeed that you can read...

Pioneer celebrated the opening of Spruce Street Inn’s new outdoor recreational space. The outdoor space will provide youth who are residing at the center with a healthy outlet to play games, get exercise and fresh air, and another option to work out their anger and anxiety.

Spruce Street Inn fills an important need for vulnerable youth in our...

Jason is very proud to be working as a CNC mill operator and machinist at an aerospace company developing a variety of technologies to enable private human access to space. They hire the best of the best. He is also delighted to tell people where he went to school for manufacturing. At his current company, many have graduated from USC, MIT, University of Michigan, Stanford and other top schools. However, Jason...

We won! The Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment awarded Pioneer with the 2015 Large Non-Profit Employer of the Year Award. The 23rd Annual Washington State Governor’s Employer Award event was in Bellevue and Karen Lee, CEO and Mark Behrends, VP Pioneer Enterprises were there to accept the award.

As a social enterprise, Pioneer trains and employs...

Pioneer provides substance use disorder treatment programs, housing, job training and employment for men and women released from jail and prison. Each individual has unique needs. Every time a formerly incarcerated person is released back into their community, it really is all of our responsibility to partner and create a united effort to assist them with a successful reintegration.

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Hats off to the Pioneer Distribution Center (PDC) in Algona for going over a FULL YEAR without any recorded injuries! Safety is top priority at Pioneer, and this feat was celebrated! PDC Algona staff take personal responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others, ensuring everyone has the proper protective equipment and personnel to complete every job. They’ve also developed a sharp eye for warning signs of...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, DHHS, has awarded the Washington Department of Corrections a five-year, $7.5 million federal grant aimed at helping inmates with children transition back into society and be successful parents. Only five awards are set to be funded nationally. 

“Incarceration doesn’t just impact offenders, it has deep impacts on their children too,” said Gov. Jay...

Multibriefs/ICCA recently featured Pioneer’s new Tacoma Residential Reentry Center in a story. The new facility offers treatment, counseling, job training and employment search assistance for residents. The...

September is National Recovery Month. This year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Visible, Vocal, Valuable!” highlights the value of peer support by educating, mentoring, and helping others.

In Washington State, Pioneer Human Services serves some of the area’s most vulnerable. Several of our counselors and program...

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