Success Stories

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Following are a few examples of our clients and employees success stories after incarceration and/or in their recovery process. Learn about the people we serve and the varied paths they have taken to lead successful lives. Be sure to check back as we add new stories on a monthly basis. Also check out our apprentice success stories!

“Alex is really a phenomenal person and we are all so proud of his eagerness to leave behind a life of substance abuse, and capitalize on his talents and future ambitions.” Pioneer case managers

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I came to Pioneer quite broken and they gave me that shred of hope I desperately needed. I received housing, counseling and job training to make positive changes in my life.

At 13 years old I started sneaking my parents and...

Prior to finding her way to Pioneer's Phoenix House in Spokane, Lonna had an apartment of her own, but she was being subjected to hazardous living conditions. Her home had a terrible mold issue and it was beginning to affect Lonna’...

Pioneer’s Tacoma Housing provides singles and families with affordable, clean and sober housing to help them transition into a healthy lifestyle while in recovery.

Misty became homeless after suffering from a mental...

Danny came to the Spokane Residential Reentry Center (SRRC) in October 2016, after serving his last term of nearly 17 years of incarceration. Pioneer’s employment specialist in Spokane, Lois Bergstrom, interviewed Danny about his...

Laura has come full circle with Pioneer Human Services. Several years ago she was referred into Pioneer Center North (PCN) to treat her chronic substance abuse issues, and this summer she is going to be working at PCN, earning her last...

When Richard was released from prison he was sent to a work release in Seattle that Pioneer Human Services operated. That was his first introduction to Pioneer and to the treatment, housing and employment services we provide.

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Ted arrived at the Mark Cooper House full of anxiety and battling mental health issues that have plagued him after serving in the Marine Corp and U.S. Navy for nearly 11 years. He was also struggling with physical issues as prior to his arrival at the...

One of Pioneer’s Spokane employment specialist’s, Joseph Parham, recently shared a client’s success story. “I live for stories like this one because they remind me that there is always hope especially when someone is really...

We are proud to share this story from Jim Gants, our assistant director of the Brownstone Work Release in Spokane, Washington. Jim has worked at Brownstone for 23 years and assisted many men transitioning back into...

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