New Pioneer Human Services Outpatient Counseling Clinic Positioned to Help Tackle Region’s Drug and Mental Health Crisis

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Seattle, Washington — September 14, 2016 —In conjunction with National Recovery Month, Pioneer Human Services announced the opening of Pioneer Counseling–Rainier Clinic located at 901 Rainier Avenue South in Seattle. The clinic provides a wide array of behavioral health services including co-occurring treatment for individuals with both substance use and mental health disorders, and individual and group therapy sessions for people needing outpatient counseling and treatment services.

Across Washington State, we are experiencing an opioid epidemic and a continuing surge in people with untreated mental health issues,” stated Karen Lee, CEO of Pioneer Human Services. “We look forward to helping combat this crisis in our community and supporting people as they work to reclaim their lives.”

Pioneer’s new Rainer Valley clinic will not only provide expanded space to treat more people and take walk-in clients, it also will present the opportunity to offer an extra conference room ‘free of charge’ to community AA and NA groups in need of a central meeting place. The location also has metro bus service that stops at the front door so clients will have easy access to the center if they don’t own a car.

Follow-up support groups and ties with the community are extremely important in every individual’s recovery plan. If we can assist more people in their efforts to stay clean and sober by providing a central meeting place that will be very beneficial for all,” said Toni Long, Pioneer’s director of community treatment services.

Pioneer provides mental health and substance use disorder treatment services for individuals in both outpatient and residential programs across Washington State. The organization specializes in treating people who are involved with the criminal justice system - including those who are in diversion programs, coming out of jail or prison, and on supervision who have relapsed or need support to maintain their recovery and well-being. Two of Pioneer’s residential programs in Spokane and Sedro Woolley specialize in behaviorally difficult, treatment-resistant, high-need individuals.

About Pioneer Human Services
Pioneer Human Services is a social enterprise that provides individuals with criminal histories the opportunity to lead healthy, productive lives. Founded in 1963, Pioneer started as a single halfway house in Seattle, Washington. Today, the organization offers an integrated array of treatment, housing and employment services in nearly 60 facilities across the state to help people who are re-entering society from prison or jail.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016