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Today is International Women's Day and Pioneer is celebrating our women in manufacturing who work in every area of our three plants. Someone asked, “Do you really have women working in production?” The answer is, “YES WE DO!”

Back in 1985 a new team was showing up to work on Pioneer’s airplane cargo liner orders...

“When I finally accepted and understood that alcohol was at the root of my problems, I started making some steps in the right direction. Pioneer’s staff guided me to the services I needed on a few occasions when I started slipping – they really cared enough to make sure my personal needs were being addressed to get me on the right track again.”

Tim ran pretty wild in his primary years...

Pioneer’s Tacoma Residential Reentry Center was recently featured in the Seattle Times! Read full story below:

By Jennifer Sullivan
Seattle Times staff reporter

TACOMA — Seattle architect Eric Cobb knelt on the pavement, dangerously close to the rumbling tractor-...

Learn about how Pioneer’s youth services, Selma Carson Home worked with a teenage boy on his studies while he was waiting for his immigration hearing.

Rubin is a 16 year old Mexican boy whose father disappeared after he was born leaving his mother to raise the family. When Rubin was seven years old his mother died and he moved in with his grandmother in a...

Julia is a residential treatment manager at Pioneer Center North (PCN) in Sedro Woolley, WA. Julia has been working at PCN for 21 years and realizes the importance of giving back and community engagement for the residents. Read her story below about a juvenile outreach program she started that not only helped the PCN residents, but aided the youth in their recovery journey.

PCN provides semi-secure, long-term...

We met Anthony when he was released from prison and sent to Pioneer’s Lincoln Park Work Release in Tacoma.  Case managers at Lincoln Park recommended he attend Pioneer’s Roadmap to Success training program. At the Roadmap graduation, Anthony gave a very powerful speech about his life and will to succeed that you can read...

Pioneer celebrated the opening of Spruce Street Inn’s new outdoor recreational space. The outdoor space will provide youth who are residing at the center with a healthy outlet to play games, get exercise and fresh air, and another option to work out their anger and anxiety.

Spruce Street Inn fills an important need for vulnerable youth in our...

Jason is very proud to be working as a CNC mill operator and machinist at an aerospace company developing a variety of technologies to enable private human access to space. They hire the best of the best. He is also delighted to tell people where he went to school for manufacturing. At his current company, many have graduated from USC, MIT, University of Michigan, Stanford and other top schools. However, Jason...

We won! The Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment awarded Pioneer with the 2015 Large Non-Profit Employer of the Year Award. The 23rd Annual Washington State Governor’s Employer Award event was in Bellevue and Karen Lee, CEO and Mark Behrends, VP Pioneer Enterprises were there to accept the award.

As a social enterprise, Pioneer trains and employs...

Pioneer provides substance use disorder treatment programs, housing, job training and employment for men and women released from jail and prison. Each individual has unique needs. Every time a formerly incarcerated person is released back into their community, it really is all of our responsibility to partner and create a united effort to assist them with a successful reintegration.

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