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Hats off to the Pioneer Distribution Center (PDC) in Algona for going over a FULL YEAR without any recorded injuries! Safety is top priority at Pioneer, and this feat was celebrated! PDC Algona staff take personal responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others, ensuring everyone has the proper protective equipment and personnel to complete every job. They’ve also developed a sharp eye for warning signs of...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, DHHS, has awarded the Washington Department of Corrections a five-year, $7.5 million federal grant aimed at helping inmates with children transition back into society and be successful parents. Only five awards are set to be funded nationally. 

“Incarceration doesn’t just impact offenders, it has deep impacts on their children too,” said Gov. Jay...

Multibriefs/ICCA recently featured Pioneer’s new Tacoma Residential Reentry Center in a story. The new facility offers treatment, counseling, job training and employment search assistance for residents. The...

September is National Recovery Month. This year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Visible, Vocal, Valuable!” highlights the value of peer support by educating, mentoring, and helping others.

In Washington State, Pioneer Human Services serves some of the area’s most vulnerable. Several of our counselors and program...

Watch Pioneer employees talk about the challenges and barriers they faced in finding work when they were released from prison. Listen to the conversations on why individuals who have served their time continue to be punished by society when they are released. Hear why employment and Ban the Box are such important steps to creating a successful reentry for the formerly incarcerated....

“Pioneer has honestly been like a family to me. They provided me with the job training and help I needed to move forward with my life and make good decisions after prison. When I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a chef, they supported me through the application process at Le Cordon Bleu culinary school and pushed me to follow my dream. I currently have the highest honors in my class and I am on the school...

Residents and staff from the Bishop Lewis House in Seattle participated in National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. The event was designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and...

This Thursday, August 6th, students from our Roadmap to Success training program will be graduating at South Seattle Community College. Come celebrate with us and meet our graduates who are making a change in their life after being incarcerated.

The Roadmap to Success training program focuses on the skills needed to look for work and keep a job. Students learn job...

Pioneer’s Spruce Street Inn, located in Seattle, provides services to “street youth”, chronic runaways, and commercially sexually exploited children. Read the emotional poems that children wrote that capture their feelings in this newly released book...

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) will join President Barack Obama on Air Force One today as he travels to Philadelphia, ahead of the President’s speech to address the 106th Annual NAACP Convention. Fattah—who has represented Philadelphia for 11 terms in Congress—will accompany the President to his speech, which is projected to focus on...

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