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For too many people in this country, having a conviction history is like being branded for life. Society makes judgments about who they are and continues to punish them long after their sentences are served.

At Pioneer, we are committed to helping people move beyond being defined by a past conviction so that they can live their lives with conviction. Read more in our 2017 Annual Report...

Recently, our team of residential reentry professionals traveled to Minneapolis to attend the formal American Correctional Association (ACA) accreditation hearing for Pioneer Fellowship House. Staff members celebrated the program officially being awarded the ACA accreditation. The panel members reiterated that the report from the auditors highlighted sound operations, an atmosphere conducive to successful...

How many people do you know that have successfully pursued a bachelor’s and master’s degree while struggling with being homeless and working several jobs? Meet Al.

Al’s grandma knew he had something special inside of him and needed more in life then what a small town in Georgia could offer. She saw his drive and budding curiosity growing daily. Al had been living with his...

Join us at Pioneer Human Services' annual Change Maker Luncheon! This year, Pioneer will celebrate 55 years of service in the community with inspirational stories, thought-provoking ideas and support for individuals who are rebuilding their lives after incarceration. We are very excited to feature educator, author and...

A little over a year ago, Rick's* life was turned upside down when he was reported to the police and to Child Protective Services for drug use in the home he shared with his partner and two children. The house was raided, and the children were taken into protective custody. 

Rick felt a little comfort when he learned that the children were safe and placed in his parent’s care...

Pioneer's Phoenix House in Spokane, provides affordable housing for adults working towards mental health recovery (adults with children allowed). The program offers housing for up to six months, giving individuals ample time to look for permanent housing. 

In celebration of the 4th of July, staff created a "What does independence mean to you?" contest and one of the resident's shared her...

Premera & Providence Health Award Pioneer Human Services with Grants to Serve Homeless, Justice-Involved Individuals in Spokane

 

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Gino works in Pioneer Industries' Quality Assurance department that inspects aerospace and commercial parts before shipment. He wrote a letter of thanks to our federal residential reentry staff for working with him and giving him solid advice years ago that led him to where he is today.

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Pioneer is developing a seven-story apartment building with 90 units on Capitol Hill in Seattle. The development will replace Pioneer's existing Smith House and the adjacent parking lot on Belmont Avenue. The project will provide the opportunity for permanent supportive housing to formerly incarcerated and homeless residents.

The new high-quality apartments will serve a mix of very low, low and...

On June 2, 2018, Pioneer Human Services staff opened the doors to the new 44-bed Snohomish County Diversion Center in Everett, Washington. The center provides short-term placement and shelter to homeless adults with a substance use disorder and other behavioral health issues, diverting them away from incarceration and toward...

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