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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...

Askia works as a detox treatment specialist in the Whatcom Community Detox Center in Bellingham, Washington that Pioneer Human Services operates. He was gracious enough to share his journey of how he landed in detox and then ended up working in the center a few years later.

The Whatcom Community Detox Center (WCD) provides a monitored setting for the safe withdrawal from alcohol and other...

Pioneer Human Services’ Snohomish Youth Residential Homes are comprised of three residential homes that serve boys between the ages of 13 to 18 years-old who are struggling with severe emotional, behavioral and/or psychiatric problems. The Tamarack House serves adjudicated boys that have demonstrated sexually aggressive and/or violent behavior. The...

I am sharing my story with you on how Pioneer helped me build a path in life to move forward after my release from prison. There are many housing, employment and social barriers that formerly incarcerated people face when re-entering society after serving time. Pioneer has services and tools that can help you work around the barriers and have a second chance in life.

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Pictured: Liz Welch, program supervisor, Snohomish Youth Residential Homes

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Mark was sent to the Cypress House, one of our three Snohomish Youth Residential Homes that serve boys between the ages of 13 to 18 years-old who are struggling with severe emotional, behavioral and/or psychiatric problems. He had a long...

Ashlee has lived in Pioneer’s Rialto housing program in Tacoma for over a year now.  She’s very happy with where she’s at now, both in housing and in her life in general. Ashlee has been able to turn the pain of her past addiction struggles into a tool she uses to support others. She is now a certified peer counselor and works with troubled children to help them through their struggles.

“It’s a dream of mine...

Part of New $1 Million Annual Fund Supporting Workforce Development, Arts and Culture and Affordable Housing

Seattle, Wash. (October 1, 2019) U.S. Bank recently gifted Pioneer Human Services a $50,000 Community Possible grant to support more than 100 individuals participating in the organization’s Roadmap to Success job-readiness training program. The grant is part of...

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