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The Selma Carson home serves undocumented and unaccompanied boys between the ages of 13 to 17 who are in the United States, and are, or will be, going through immigration proceedings. The youth have been apprehended by state or federal law enforcement. The program focuses on reunification of the boys and their families, and education while in the home.

Selma Carson staff and residents enthusiastically...

Our Roadmap to Success job-readiness training program in Spokane shared a story on a recent student that had spent 22 years in prison and was at a loss at how to search for employment and use all the new technology in the current age.

Roadmap to Success, provides individuals with the needed skills to find and retain employment. The course focuses on overcoming barriers to employment...

November 17, 2021 

 

Washington Nonprofits Receive Over $2.6 Million in Grants from Bank of America;

Jubilee Women’s Center and Pioneer Human Services Named as 2021 Neighborhood Builders®

The Neighborhood Builders Program Provides $200,000 in Flexible Funding ...

I wanted to share my story in hope that people will read it and start to understand how important lowering the barriers to reentry are in giving a formerly incarcerated person a chance to live a successful life. I was incarcerated for seven years and honestly was not sure I would make it out alive during my first two years of incarceration. I was in daily contact with some very violent individuals and I learned the hard way...

Julie Moore, Certified Peer Specialist (pictured) at the new Ituha Stabilization Center (Ituha) in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, shared a story with us about the second person admitted to the new center after it was opened in June 2021. Ituha offers a monitored and safe setting for individuals withdrawing from alcohol and drugs, and counseling for individuals...

The National Parks Service's permanent installation, "The Big Lockup - Mass Incarceration in the United States" had a private opening today on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. Two former Pioneer Industries' employees are featured in the exhibit: Nikki (pictured left) and Ameen (second image down). Nikki was able to attend the opening with her husband..

A special thanks to Michele Gee, Chief of...

Stephen Garten, founder/CEO of Charity Charge talked with Karen Lee, CEO of Pioneer Human Services, on his podcast. Pioneer provides career paths and living wage jobs for a population many disregard. They believe every person has value and potential and their work is centered on helping them realize both.

Under Karen’s leadership, Pioneer successfully operates several revenue-generating businesses that provide living...

Pioneer operates over 640 housing units across the state of Washington. In King County, two of our housing facilities are dedicated to individuals in King County District Court Regional Mental Health Court and four housing facilities are dedicated the King County Adult Drug Diversion Court. Residents with mental health barriers and specialized needs require a continuity of care, access to treatment...

Pioneer Human Services would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to Columbia Hospitality, Google, Lease Crutcher Lewis, Premera, Olympic Hot Tub, The Seattle Times, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, and Vulcan Inc. for their generous sponsorship of the 2021 Change Maker virtual event. We are overjoyed by the amount of support we have received from the community, and we are honored to give...

"Working with Kristy has really helped me in my recovery. She also guided me in the importance of keeping busy and saving money for a rainy day. I have some self-worth these days."  Che

Che was in Pioneer’s Co-occurring residential program (CORP) that treats individuals struggling with substance use disorders and mental health issues, and connected with...

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