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Pioneer is very grateful to the Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) for the rental subsidy award of 13 units in our Rialto Apartments building. This partnership will preserve these affordable units amid the shrinking downtown options for low-income households.  

THA issued a Request For Proposal (RFP) on August 6, 2018. The RFP offered rental subsidies to market rate and...

Pioneer advocates for a range of issues that remove barriers and increase opportunities for the people we serve. We believe that people have the ability to change and that a criminal record should not be a life sentence that bars people from becoming productive members of our communities. Read about what we advocate for HERE.

Pioneer's annual Change Maker Luncheon on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 was a great success with nearly five hundred in attendance and Michael Santos as our keynote speaker. Thanks to our community of supporters, this event was a show of support for individuals and families who are working to overcome the challenges of a criminal history....

My mind quickly changed because I saw how much the Roadmap workshop could actually help me and what the classes could offer me.”  Robert


Robert was born and raised in Rural Medical Lake, WA, on a farm with two younger sisters. Although this was a peaceful setting for someone to grow up in,...

September is Recovery Month and we are proud to share the successful journey of one of our employees who graduated from Drug Court and is now serving others struggling with their substance abuse.


When I graduated from Drug Court in Spokane I knew I wanted to become a chemical dependency professional...

The current mayor of a small town reached out to express his thanks to everyone at Pioneer Center North that helped him successfully achieve a life of sobriety almost 12 years ago. He shared a photo of his canine roommates and his recovery journey with us.


Life is an adventure and...

Robert told Pioneer staff that he had been “living-off the land” in Montana for three years before moving back to Spokane and ending up homeless on the streets. He eventually did find housing but he was evicted in his last lease due to his landlord selling the building. Previously, Robert had lived independently for over 20 years but now his past convictions and jail time were serving as a barrier...

For too many people in this country, having a conviction history is like being branded for life. Society makes judgments about who they are and continues to punish them long after their sentences are served.

At Pioneer, we are committed to helping people move beyond being defined by a past conviction so that they can live their lives with conviction. Read more in our 2017 Annual Report...

Recently, our team of residential reentry professionals traveled to Minneapolis to attend the formal American Correctional Association (ACA) accreditation hearing for Pioneer Fellowship House. Staff members celebrated the program officially being awarded the ACA accreditation. The panel members reiterated that the report from the auditors highlighted sound operations, an atmosphere conducive to successful...

How many people do you know that have successfully pursued a bachelor’s and master’s degree while struggling with being homeless and working several jobs? Meet Al.

Al’s grandma knew he had something special inside of him and needed more in life then what a small town in Georgia could offer. She saw his drive and budding curiosity growing daily. Al had been living with his...