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I wanted to share my story in hope that people will read it and start to understand how important lowering the barriers to reentry are in giving a formerly incarcerated person a chance to live a successful life. I was incarcerated for seven years and honestly was not sure I would make it out alive during my first two years of incarceration. I was in daily contact with some very violent individuals and I learned the hard way...

Julie Moore, Certified Peer Specialist (pictured) at the new Ituha Stabilization Center (Ituha) in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, shared a story with us about the second person admitted to the new center after it was opened in June 2021. Ituha offers a monitored and safe setting for individuals withdrawing from alcohol and drugs, and counseling for individuals...

The National Parks Service's permanent installation, "The Big Lockup - Mass Incarceration in the United States" had a private opening today on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. Two former Pioneer Industries' employees are featured in the exhibit: Nikki (pictured left) and Ameen (second image down). Nikki was able to attend the opening with her husband..

A special thanks to Michele Gee, Chief of...

Stephen Garten, founder/CEO of Charity Charge talked with Karen Lee, CEO of Pioneer Human Services, on his podcast. Pioneer provides career paths and living wage jobs for a population many disregard. They believe every person has value and potential and their work is centered on helping them realize both.

Under Karen’s leadership, Pioneer successfully operates several revenue-generating businesses that provide living...

Pioneer operates over 640 housing units across the state of Washington. In King County, two of our housing facilities are dedicated to individuals in King County District Court Regional Mental Health Court and four housing facilities are dedicated the King County Adult Drug Diversion Court. Residents with mental health barriers and specialized needs require a continuity of care, access to treatment...

Pioneer Human Services would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to Columbia Hospitality, Google, Lease Crutcher Lewis, Premera, Olympic Hot Tub, The Seattle Times, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, and Vulcan Inc. for their generous sponsorship of the 2021 Change Maker virtual event. We are overjoyed by the amount of support we have received from the community, and we are honored to give...

"Working with Kristy has really helped me in my recovery. She also guided me in the importance of keeping busy and saving money for a rainy day. I have some self-worth these days."  Che

Che was in Pioneer’s Co-occurring residential program (CORP) that treats individuals struggling with substance use disorders and mental health issues, and connected with...

"Working with Kristy has really helped me in my recovery. She also guided me in the importance of keeping busy and saving money for a rainy day. I have some self-worth these days."  Che

Che was in Pioneer’s Co-occurring residential program (CORP) that treats individuals struggling with substance use disorders and mental health issues, and connected with...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SPOKANE COUNTY, September 14, 2021 – Yesterday afternoon at a ribbon cutting ceremony, Spokane County Commissioners, local elected officials, leaders in health care and criminal justice, and other stakeholders celebrated the soon to be opened new Spokane Regional Stabilization Center (SRSC) located at 1302 West Gardener Avenue in Spokane. 

This...

Spokane County officials on Monday unveiled an overnight recovery center that will offer a range of medical and mental health services as part of an effort to address those who often cycle through jail and emergency rooms without ever getting treatment.

A 24-hour nursing staff will accompany substance use counselors and behavioral health clinicians in efforts to give a “full-range of services,” Gable said. All in all...

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