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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



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...

Pioneer’s residential reentry centers serve as a bridge from incarceration to life in the community. The centers assist formerly incarcerated individuals with a successful transition through an array of services focused on finding and retaining employment, reconnecting with families, overcoming a substance use disorder and...

A sequence of hardships stacked up against Mitchell, 58, nearly a decade ago — a leg injury worsened diabetic symptoms causing him to drop out of college, his mother’s death created a void in his life, he faced eviction notices and he was convicted of drug possession charges. He hit rock bottom.

He was reintroduced to hope through transitional housing programs offered by VA and by Pioneer Human Services, a...

Pioneer Human Services will be operating the new Snohomish County Diversion Center in Everett, WA to help treat the opioid crisis.

Snohomish County deputies are partnering with social workers to proactively approach individuals who are addicted to drugs and living on the streets to get them into treatment before they end up in jail...or worse.

There was only...

Listen to a few of our students in the latest Roadmap to Success job-readiness training program discuss their path that led them to prison and where they are heading now. Find out how this training program and Pioneer's services have helped them.

 "...I am a convicted felon - No - that's who I was, not who I am now...

Mentally and physically my outlook on life is a lot brighter.”  Patrick

Pictured Left: Mary Loquvam, coordinator, York Community Farm
Pictured Right: Patrick

Pioneer’s City Gate Apartments provide affordable housing to homeless individuals exiting Whatcom Jail or under the supervision of the Department of Corrections (DOC...

Pictured: Elizabeth Chambers, assistant director, Tamarack House -

Immigrating to a new country as a child is daunting enough—imagine then facing a host of severe emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric problems.

Pioneer’s Snohomish County Youth Services is comprised of three male-only residential programs, namely, Cypress, Sequoia, and Tamarack House. These programs work with 13-...