Pioneer Celebrates Opening of New Co-Occurring Residential Program Facility

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Pioneer Human Services was proud to cut the opening ribbon and showcase a new facility in Seattle for the Co-Occurring Residential Program (CORP). The program is the only long-term residential program in Washington State that serves individuals with both chronic chemical dependency and mental illness.

The program has always delivered high-quality services for the unique population it serves, but now the facility matches the quality of the program. The new CORP facility is nearly twice the size of the former space with separate floors for men and women, in addition to ample community and programming space, and a landscaped yard for outdoor relaxation.

CORP’s clients are comprised of some of the state’s most vulnerable citizens.
– 46% of CORP’s clients live on less than $4,500 per year
– 93% have previously been homeless
– Average client has experienced five failed treatment attempts at other programs

Designed with the client in mind, the new facility has a therapeutic value in and of itself. It will provide an increased sense of safety, security and comfort for the clients. Karen Lee, CEO of Pioneer Human Services stated at the opening, “Clients will discover a new-found respect for their surroundings and their positive attitude will make them more open to treatment.”

CORP’s new location will also help to provide a sense of community to support clients in their recovery and prepare them for success in the community. The new facility will help to:
– Increase stability and social adjustment
– Provide long-lasting community-wide impacts by reducing homelessness and crime

Recently, CORP received a Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment (DDCAT) score of 4.59 out of a possible 5. This index measures the dual diagnosis capability of a program. Also, the program announced that 100% of all graduating participants are discharged into community-based chemical dependency and mental health services and none are discharged homeless.

Pioneer extended a special thanks to the Employees Community Fund of the Boeing Company at the opening ceremony for their generous grant to provide brand new furniture for the program. Also, Pioneer thanked its primary partners consisting of King and Pierce Counties; and other supporters to include  the Indian Health Services; and Skagit, Clark and Spokane Counties for giving Pioneer the privilege to work with their extremely vulnerable clients who are  battling chronic addiction and severe mental health issues.

Monday, July 28, 2014