Pioneer Counseling-Fawcett Clinic Opens to Better Serve Substance Abuse and Mental Health Needs in Pierce County

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Expanded space and ADA compliance initiates the Pioneer Counseling clinic move to a new location in the community.

Tacoma, Washington — February 6, 2019 — Pioneer Human Services announced the opening of a new behavioral health clinic to better serve the needs of the Pierce County region. Pioneer’s former clinic moved to 1111 Fawcett Avenue, Suite 200, in Tacoma and now offers expanded services, ADA compliance and more group meeting and individual office space to increase service capacity. The clinic supports individuals in their recovery from both substance use and mental health challenges. Individuals are referred from justice system agencies, primary care providers, housing and social service partners or self-refer. Services include:

  • Outpatient individual and group counseling

  • Trauma-focused and cognitive behavioral programming

  • Referral resources to other levels of treatment and primary care providers

  • Walk-in assessments

To meet the needs of individuals seeking help in the community, the Fawcett Clinic extended services and offers walk-in substance use and mental health assessments Monday through Friday from 8 AM – 4 PM. Medicaid is accepted for any service.

Karen Lee, CEO of Pioneer Human Services, stated, “We finally found the perfect location to expand our counseling and treatment clinic in Tacoma! We are thrilled with our new clinic space on Fawcett Avenue, especially now that we can provide additional services and meet more of the needs in the Pierce County region.” Lee added, “The new clinic has a warm and friendly atmosphere that replaces the cold, institutional feel that many of our clients have experienced.”  

Pioneer partners with several organizations and agencies in the region to ensure its clients’ needs are fully addressed, including Pierce County Probation, the Pierce County Accountable Communities of Health, United State Probation and Pre-trial Services, the United States Bureau of Prisons, Community Health Care, Catholic Community Services and the Washington State Division of Children, Youth and Families.

Steve Woolworth, VP of Pioneer’s Treatment and Reentry Services stated, “Our staff is well-equipped to serve the unique needs of community members and is familiar with other community resources that might be needed, particularly as it relates to delivering whole-person care in the most integrated and accessible manner possible.”

The Fawcett Clinic is open Monday through Thursday with extended hours from 8 AM – 9 PM to offer evening group meetings and on Friday it is open 8 AM - 4 PM.  Contact the clinic at 253-274-0484.

About Pioneer

Pioneer Human Services is a social enterprise that provides individuals with a criminal history an array of treatment, housing and employment services to help their transition into a healthy, productive life. In addition, Pioneer operates a diverse line of businesses to provide on-the-job training and work experience, while generating revenue to help fund its social mission. In 2018, 63 percent of Pioneer’s enterprise workforce had a criminal history or was in recovery. Learn more at:    


Thursday, February 7, 2019