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Prior to finding her way to Pioneer's Phoenix House in Spokane, Lonna had an apartment of her own, but she was being subjected to hazardous living conditions. Her home had a terrible mold issue and it was beginning to affect Lonna’s health. With no corrective action from her landlord, Lonna found herself without a home.

She spent six months living in her car and even traveled to Seattle to stay with any...

Victory! The Seattle City Council unanimously passed the Fair Chance Housing ordinance. This new law will not allow landlords to screen applicants based on past arrests or criminal convictions. It also prohibits advertisements from banning people with criminal histories, so ads may no longer...

Misty became homeless after suffering from a mental health crisis within her family’s home that resulted in her first arrest. Subsequently, she suffered from homelessness and a substance use disorder for many years before being arrested for felony drug related charges. It was during her last arrest that she was given a second chance through Felony Mental Health Court and the Felony Forensic Assertive Community Team (...

Pioneer’s Change Maker Luncheon is October 4, 2017!

 
Join us for Pioneer Human Services' Annual Change Maker Luncheon on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017. Learn how we can work together to break down the barriers for formerly incarcerated individuals who are working to rebuild their lives. When...

Laura has come full circle with Pioneer Human Services. Several years ago she was referred into Pioneer Center North (PCN) to treat her chronic substance abuse issues, and this summer she is going to be working at PCN, earning her last practicum for her Associate Degree as a Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDPT).  Laura shared her story with us.

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The Community Reentry Skills Center (CRSC) is a ...

Read Richard's story on the power of giving back, and the vital role that housing plays when an individual is trying to turn his/her life around after prison.

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When Richard was released from prison he was sent to a work release in Seattle that Pioneer Human Services operated. That was his first introduction to Pioneer and to the treatment,...

The Pioneer Distribution Center (PDC) staff in Algona really rolled up their sleeves and worked as a team to move our 65K square foot warehouse to a brand new facility in Fife. The move started on Friday, April 28 and on Tuesday, May 2 they were completely moved in, and up and running! Watch a few...

Ted arrived at the Mark Cooper House full of anxiety and battling mental health issues that have plagued him after serving in the Marine Corp and U.S. Navy for nearly 11 years. He was also struggling with physical issues as prior to his arrival at the Mark Cooper House, he lived in Florida and was struck by a car. This started his downward spiral, as due to his injuries he could not work and lost both his job and apartment...

In recognition of May being National Drug Court Month, Pioneer is sharing a success story from one of our Spokane residents, Kim, who participated in the Drug Court program. After a lifetime of struggling with addiction and relapsing, Kim got engaged in the Spokane Drug Court program and has celebrated over 2 1/2 years of being clean and sober. [...

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