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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!

We love to share our clients' success stories as helping them on their journey is the reason we come to work every day. Read Gregory’s letter to Michael, our Seattle housing program manager. After Gregory was released from...

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Gretta* had many run-ins with law enforcement as she was engaging in criminal activity to support her addiction. After a few years, she was finally charged and served jail time.

Her first contact with Pioneer Human...

Gary lives at Pioneer’s Mark Cooper House, a program for homeless veterans in Seattle. He had been living in Sacramento but his past drug connections were encroaching on his sobriety there and he felt he needed to break clean and start fresh in...

Chad’s early life in Bellingham, Washington was already in the fast lane as he started to drink alcohol and smoke marijuana around the age of seven. Unfortunately, Chad got access to the various substances through his parents. His father had...

“When I finally accepted and understood that alcohol was at the root of my problems, I started making some steps in the right direction. Pioneer’s staff guided me to the services I needed on a few occasions when I started slipping...

We met Anthony when he came to Pioneer’s Lincoln Park Work Release in Tacoma. Our case managers at Lincoln Park recommended he attend Pioneer’s Roadmap to Success training program. At the Roadmap graduation, Anthony gave a very powerful...

September is National Recovery Month and Pioneer wanted to share a special story on recovery.

Jordan has a history of chemical dependency and mental health issues. In December of 2013 he was homeless, cold and very alone. At...

“Pioneer has honestly been like a family to me. They provided me with the job training and help I needed to move forward with my life and make good decisions after prison. When I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a chef, they supported...

“My last time in prison, I had just become a father for the first time. That was a life changer for me. I knew I had to make some serious changes in my life.”

At the age of three Greg’s dad was killed. His mother...

You have probably heard the saying that ‘foster homes are the pipeline to prison.’ Jenae grew up surrounded by drugs and addiction – they were part of her family life – and when she was in her early teens she followed the...

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