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I am sharing my story with you on how Pioneer helped me build a path in life to move forward after my release from prison. There are many housing, employment and social barriers that formerly incarcerated people face when re-entering society after serving time. Pioneer has services and tools that can help you work around the barriers and have a second chance in life.

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Pictured: Liz Welch, program supervisor, Snohomish Youth Residential Homes

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Mark was sent to the Cypress House, one of our three Snohomish Youth Residential Homes that serve boys between the ages of 13 to 18 years-old who are struggling with severe emotional, behavioral and/or psychiatric problems. He had a long...

Ashlee has lived in Pioneer’s Rialto housing program in Tacoma for over a year now.  She’s very happy with where she’s at now, both in housing and in her life in general. Ashlee has been able to turn the pain of her past addiction struggles into a tool she uses to support others. She is now a certified peer counselor and works with troubled children to help them through their struggles.

“It’s a dream of mine...

Part of New $1 Million Annual Fund Supporting Workforce Development, Arts and Culture and Affordable Housing

Seattle, Wash. (October 1, 2019) U.S. Bank recently gifted Pioneer Human Services a $50,000 Community Possible grant to support more than 100 individuals participating in the organization’s Roadmap to Success job-readiness training program. The grant is part of...

I spent over half of my life in prison and I am NEVER going back. I have worked hard and built my new life with the love and support from my wife and friends, my faith and the tools Pioneer provided. If I can do it, others can too.

After the death of Dudley’s mother, he lost the love and support every child needs at six years old. He was left with a father that couldn...

Spokane, Washington — September 10, 2019 — Pioneer Human Services announced it was awarded a grant for $84,300 from Providence Health Care to provide an integrated approach to housing, behavioral health, and medical services at the Carlyle in Spokane. This program aligns with the increasing recognition in healthcare research that up to 60% of a person’s health is connected...

Pioneer Human Services' annual Change Maker Luncheon is Thursday, September 26th, 2019!

Please join us for a program featuring powerful stories of the issues facing individuals affected by the criminal justice system and the impact of Pioneer’s Client and Community Services. 

We are very excited to have Bruce...

Pioneer provided me with a training and education platform, along with the stability of employment, to give meaning to my life so I can share it with others who are now struggling.”

Vince’s recovery journey was long and filled with relapses that led him to participate in nine different treatment programs, serve five years in prison and multiple stints in jail, fulfill four...

I was not an easy kid. Rules and curfews were made to be broken in my mind so I caused a lot of grief and worry for my mom and really butted heads with my stepdad. By the age of 13 years old, I was always running away from home and I dropped out of school in the eighth grade. When I was 15, I moved in with my 21 year old boyfriend and was drinking, smoking weed, hiding and on the run from my parents. That was a rough time...

Story by Fred Peterson
Excerpted from the Spokane County Detention Services Community Corrections Newsletter

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Michael came to Geiger Corrections Center’s Intensive Out-Patient (IOP) treatment program...

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