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Pioneer Center East (PCE) is a residential treatment center in Spokane that provides intensive inpatient treatment for individuals with high-needs that are struggling with chronic substance use disorders. Many are also dealing with a criminal record due to their addiction. Kari Swecker is a clinical substance use disorder manager at PCE and she shared a story about Mark, a former client, who went through the...

Spokane, Washington — July 9, 2020 — Pioneer Human Services announced it was awarded a grant for $50,000 from Providence Health Care through its Community Investment program to assist in supporting an integrated approach to housing, behavioral health, and medical services at the Carlyle housing program in Spokane. The Carlyle provides service-enriched housing for individuals...

Pioneer provides an array of specialized residential programs to serve youth, young adults and families in crisis. Our goal is to preserve families, if it is safe for the youth, and provide the tools and skills needed to prevent youth from entering the judicial system or from returning to it. The Snohomish County Youth Programs (SCYP) are comprised of three residential homes that serve boys between the ages of 13 to...

It is no secret that this country was built on white supremacy and racial oppression. The murders over the past few weeks of unarmed African Americans is not new. It started 400 years ago with the arrival of the first slave ships in Port Comfort, Virginia, took on a new shape through the Jim Crow era, and persists to this day. And that violence is particularly prevalent in every aspect of the criminal justice system – from...

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Thursday, September 10, 2020, 12:00

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Pioneer staff believe in working together across programs to provide a continuum of care that guides and assists clients over time through a comprehensive array of behavioral health, housing and supportive services spanning all levels of intensity of care. Adam is a client that Pioneer employees worked together with to ensure he received the services needed every step of the way on his path to recovery from a history of...

The Spokane County Detention Services Community Corrections Newsletter included a story on the success of Pioneer Human Services' Intensive Outpatient (IOP) treatment program in the Geiger Corrections Center. They shared the story of Heather, one of the client's that really connected with Linda Gurtner, Pioneer's substance use disorder professional that leads the IOP program in the jail.

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Trinetta Thompkins (pictured on the right) is an employment specialist/Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) facilitator who works with residents at Pioneer Fellowship House, a residential reentry center in Seattle. She shared Michael’s story with us.

Residential Reentry
Pioneer Human Services operates the four federal residential reentry centers in the state of Washington. The...

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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