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Pioneer Human Services was included in a PBS News Hour story on mass incarceration and the billions spent on incarcerating people, as compared to the minimal dollars spent on reentr services once they are released. Our CEO, Karen Lee, commented on many facets of the injustice. Read the entire story...

Pioneer Human Services is very excited to have been selected as one of the 13 social enterprise's in REDF's new cohort for their Growth Portfolio. 

"SAN FRANCISCO (March 30, 2021) —Reflecting a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF) announced $3.9M in grant funding for its inaugural Growth Portfolio comprised of thirteen employment-focused social...

Our CEO, Karen Lee, was a guest on the GoodMakers podcast hosted by Dale Wilkinson and presented by Goodgigs. Listen HERE.

The podcast host asks if you, or someone you know, has had an interaction with the...

Listen to a short podcast with Tony Loyd, host of the podcast Social Entrepreneur, and our CEO, Karen Lee HERE. They discuss Pioneer's social services programs and businesses, and what it means to be a nonprofit social enterprise and a provider of second chances for individuals...

The Snohomish Youth Residential Homes that Pioneer operates 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. Our Cypress House program supervisor, Kendyll Kinnard, shared a story about MC who entered Cypress after being removed from a foster placement due to extreme behaviors. ...

Pioneer Human Services operates the Roadmap to Success (RTS) job-readiness training programs and multiple workshops across the state of Washington. In Seattle and Spokane, the RTS programs have continued to operate as virtual training programs via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep all students safe. Recently,...

Listen to Timothy Buxton from Australia, host of the Justice Matters Podcast, ...

Pioneer Human Services is proud to announce the completion of Aspen Terrace, a seven-story affordable housing facility on Capitol Hill in Seattle!

Celebrate with us at our VIRTUAL Open House and take a tour through the new apartment building. The facility offers support services to residents and includes:

  • 89 studio units
  • Two elevators
  • Community room...

Pioneer Human Services’ staff is committed to the success of each client served. It is very rewarding for our employees to hear back from a former client expressing his/her gratitude for the help and guidance received in a program. 

Terry Britt was a former resident at the Spokane Residential Reentry Center (SRRC) that Pioneer operates under a contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons...

Managing a nonprofit organization requires a variety of skills and experiences to succeed, and a leader can certainly be consumed by simply keeping their organization in motion. The best nonprofits, however, commit to a vision the exceeds the direct impact of their programs and services but also seeks to positively influence their communities at large. Karen Lee is a great example of a nonprofit leader just like that, as she...

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