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Ashley Joslyn is a social services manager at Pioneer Counseling - Emerson Clinic in Spokane. She was very proud to share a story about Robert, a formerly homeless man, that her team slowly built a trust with to assist him in rebuilding his life. The team encouraged Robert to engage in Pioneer's residential and outpatient treatment programs and accept their assistance with needed support services....

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us all and especially our most vulnerable clients. This has become clear to us as we assist them with their new realities of lost jobs, lack of child care and stay home orders. 

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Harold graduated from our Roadmap to Success job-readiness program and Manufacturing Academy while he was participating in a drug court program. For over five years, he has worked at Pioneer Industries and he is one of our employees currently participating in the two-year sheet metal apprenticeship through the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC). It was Harold’s goal to get into the apprenticeship program...

Pioneer Counseling - Emerson Clinic currently provides intensive outpatient services to individuals who are in the pre-conviction Spokane County Therapeutic Drug Court program, or on federal probation. Clients that attend the program have a felony linked to substance use and many have mental health conditions.

The clinic provides assessments and intensive outpatient treatment to approximately...

Robin shares her journey of addiction, drug court, securing stable housing and building back relationships.

Pioneer made it reachable to maintain a real life, to have family and to start to love myself.

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Robin can personally vouch for how much the right support matters. She is one of the most engaged residents in...

Will was referred to the Spokane Residential Reentry Center (SRRC) that Pioneer Human Services operates. Through a contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Pioneer operates all four federal residential reentry centers in Washington state that serve as a bridge from incarceration to life in the community. Our reentry centers help formerly incarcerated individuals with a successful transition through an array of services...

Our director of research and client outcomes, Bettina Friese, PhD., is the lead author on a study that was just published in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology on: Supervising Employees with Criminal History: An Exploratory Study of Manager Strategies and Perceptions. ...

Stephen was provided housing in one of Pioneer Human Services’ programs that serves individuals participating in the King County Adult Drug Diversion Court. He shared, “I had been using drugs since I was eleven years old- and I’m almost 40 now.

Hitting Rock Bottom
Before moving into Pioneer housing, Stephen had been living on the streets for three years and hit rock bottom. He was...

We are so proud to share Stephen’s story of his 27-year battle with addiction and how he turned his life around when he was sent to participate in an intensive outpatient program (IOP) in our United States Probation Office (USPO) treatment program at Pioneer Counseling-Emerson Clinic. Individuals who attend the program have a federal felony linked to substance abuse.

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We were so proud to have the in-jail, intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment program that we operate, along with our staff members, called out in Spokane County Detention Services' winter 2019 Community Corrections Newsletter. The voluntary program is extremely popular and has been operating at maximum attendance with a waiting list thanks to our terrific staff. Scott was featured in the...

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