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We are pleased to have the opportunity to share a story from Andrianna who was assisted in our Foundational Community Supports (FCS) program. Pioneer Human Services provides housing and employment supportive services to anyone who is Medicaid eligible through the FCS program.

The supportive housing services are designed for individuals...

Our CEO, Karen Lee, was recently featured on the podcast, Holding Ground, hosted by Laura Richer, psychotherapist and the founder of Anchor Light Therapy Collective in Seattle. They had an important  discussion on the impact of trauma in a person's life and the need to address the #MentalHealth of individuals incarcerated and/or released from prison or jail. Tune in ...

CARNEGIE RESOURCE CENTER
Our staff works closely with individuals that enter the Carnegie Resource Center in Everett. In association with partner organizations, the Carnegie Resource Center is a one-stop location that serves as a gateway to a multitude of resources and training opportunities related to mental health counseling and substance use disorder treatment, employment services, housing...

Did you know that Pioneer Human Services has in-jail treatment programs in Seattle and Spokane? At our King County Corrections-Based SUD Treatment program in the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center, Ms. Allen, clinical Substance Use Disorder (SUD) manager; and Mr. Sweaney, SUD professional (SUDP) shared an inspiring story about John, an incarcerated client, who was very motivated to make a positive change in his life...

Over the past challenging year, we decided it was time to update our mission and vision statements to reflect current times. Staff and management worked together to create statements that represent our commitment to honoring the humanity and dignity of all people as it is core to who we are today. Watch an inspiring short video on our new statements HERE....

In episode 105 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, Grant Trahant, host, speaks with Karen Lee, CEO of Pioneer Human Services, on using business and nonprofits to create an inclusive hiring and support ecosystem for individuals previously incarcerated. Listen HERE.

The vision of Pioneer is a world free...

We are fortunate to have one of our former resident’s at the Tacoma Residential Reentry Center share his experience in transitioning out of prison and into the center. Pioneer operates all four federal residential reentry centers in the state of Washington. The reentry centers serve as a bridge from incarceration to life in the community. Our centers help formerly incarcerated individuals with a successful transition...

Our CEO, Karen Lee, was a recent guest on Paul Zeliger's podcast, Awarepreneurs, for an interesting conversation on running one of the largest nonprofit social enterprises in the country that serves justice-involved individuals. 

They discuss the criminal justice system, the barriers that individuals releasing need to navigate and how we can all help individuals in their transition back into the...

The most effective way to reduce stigma against people with criminal histories is to adjust our own thinking through empathy. People who have been incarcerated are, first and foremost, human beings, and deserve to be treated as such.
 
Led by CEO Karen Lee, the social enterprise Pioneer Human Services seeks to transform communities by honoring this humanity, and empowering people who have been incarcerated...

"Pioneer opened the door for me to build a life. Employment is key to a successful reentry after being incarcerated. They gave me the opportunity to prove myself in a job, build a work history, live in my own affordable apartment to save my money, establish credit - and that led me to eventually being able to buy my own property. This has done wonders for my self-esteem." Ken...

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