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You make choices when you’re young that can really affect the rest of your life – but you have no clue at the time. I came from a good family but my parents divorced when I was six and I became a latch key kid. I chose a tough crowd to hang-out with and at 12 years old I was already smoking weed and getting into trouble. As I got into my late teens, the drugs got more serious, as did my involvement in using and...

We were so fortunate to have Steve, a devoted employee, working with us for 23 years before he retired! He was a leader and mentor on Pioneer Industries' manufacturing plant floors to so many of our employees that were building a new life after incarceration. Many employees that worked with Steve at Pioneer Industries expressed their respect and gratitude for him because of his mentoring skills, compassion...

Pioneer Human Services operates the Whatcom Community Detox Center in Bellingham, Washington and added a weekend mindfullness training for all clients and staff. The center provides a monitored setting for the safe withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs. The detoxification is provided in a sub-acute (non-medical) unit where intensive medical monitoring is not required. In addition to stabilization and safety, the goal of...

Our staff in our Youth and Young Adult division https://pioneerhumanservices.org/youth-programs work very hard to create stability and a support system for the juveniles we serve in the various residential programs. Often times, the successes include keeping the youth in school or helping them to find employment and engagement in the...

Pioneer is participating in GiveBIG on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. This one day giving campaign supports the work of Washington nonprofits and promotes philanthropy in the Northwest. Donations made to Pioneer during GiveBIG will support Pioneer’s client services. 

Individuals reentering society after incarceration are striving to begin a new life, yet many barriers block their path to success. ...

Jessica was sent to Pioneer’s Spokane Residential Reentry Center (SRRC) to serve out the remainder of her federal prison sentence. Pioneer operates all four of the federal residential reentry centers in Washington state. The reentry programs serve as a bridge from incarceration to life in the community. Our reentry centers help formerly incarcerated individuals with a successful transition through an array of services...

Meet our CEO and learn a little about her in the latest Puget Sound Business Journal article HERE.

"Not everybody is blessed with a family that is functional. For whatever reason, things happen, and people start to go down the path of antisocial behavior and get swept into the criminal...

After many years of feeling shame and embarrassment over her past arrests, Sarah landed at our Roadmap to Success job-readiness training program and learned to move beyond her past and build her life back up.

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Everyone makes mistakes, but no one should have to carry them around for the rest of their lives. That was...

The youth in Pioneer's Snohomish Youth Residential Homes program were treated to a special rugby outing thanks to Kevin Flynn, president of Seattle Saracens and team manager of Seattle Seawolves Rugby. Kevin had met with Mary Johnson-Schroeder, Snohomish Youth Services director, to discuss how his players could support the youth in our programs.

Kevin shared, "Our men and women team members come from many...

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