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Following are a few examples of our clients and employees success stories after incarceration and/or in their recovery process. Learn about the people we serve and the varied paths they have taken to lead successful lives. Be sure to check back as we add new stories on a monthly basis. Also check out our apprentice success stories!

Pioneer is about giving second chances to people – and sometimes giving third and fourth chances because not everyone can get it right the first time. It is not easy to erase a lifetime of bad choices and a negative mindset. ...

We wanted to share a story with you for the holidays that warmed our hearts and got us into the holiday spirit!

The Phoenix House in Spokane is a program that provides low-cost transitional housing to support adults ...

I have taken many classes on resumes and interviewing before, but Pioneer’s Roadmap to Success workshops showed me a new way of highlighting my experience and skills. The classes also showed me a better way...

Justin was a student of mine in Pioneer’s Roadmap to Success job-readiness training workshops at the Spokane Residential Reentry Center (SRRC). His motivation and positive change have become a new found hope for me...

Amy shared her story with us of how after she graduated from the Adult Felony Therapeutic Mental Health Court program in Spokane, she pursued a career in helping others and ended up working with Pioneer! 

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By the time he reached his forties, Brian had been to prison five times. As time progressed, he never even attempted to lead a life of sobriety. Each time Brian returned to prison, he would meet new individuals who were behind bars that weren’t...

Mary Jo works at Pioneer Industries as a scheduler and shared with us her journey from addiction and incarceration - to having a healthy and productive life.

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My mind quickly changed because I saw how much the Roadmap workshop could actually help me and what the classes could offer me.”  Robert

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September is Recovery Month and we are proud to share the successful journey of one of our employees who graduated from Drug Court and is now serving others struggling with their substance abuse.

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The current mayor of a small town reached out to express his thanks to everyone at Pioneer Center North that helped him successfully achieve a life of sobriety almost 12 years ago. He shared a photo of his canine roommates and...

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