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Following are many 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!

Recently, Shelly Jones, supportive housing specialist in our Foundational Community Supports (FCS) program, shared a story on Bill. He was a former client and is a current employee that came...

Aric Withrow is a residential treatment specialist lead (RTSL) on the graveyard shift at Pioneer Center North (PCN) in Sedro-Woolley. He shared...

Our staff at the Ituha Stabilization Facility in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, was thrilled to receive a heartfelt letter from Chris, a recent resident. The facility provides a monitored and safe setting for individuals withdrawing...

Greg's Story
My first introduction to Pioneer Human Services was in 2003 when I was in the Pioneer Fellowship House residential reentry center waiting to go to court for a federal case. At the time, I didn't know how large Pioneer...

“I was given a feeling of acceptance when I started the Roadmap to Success job training program and was later hired at...

Our Food Services’ commercial kitchen in Tacoma was overjoyed to share a story on Buckley, an amazing employee that started working in the kitchen while he was still homeless and living in an RV in downtown Tacoma....

The Ituha Stabilization Facility staff in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island shared a heartfelt letter from a recent client. Ituha provides a monitored and safe setting for individuals withdrawing from alcohol and drugs, and counseling for...


Pioneer Human Services provides housing and employment services through our Foundational Community Supports (FCS) program for anyone who is...

Seth Anderson, Client & Community Services case manager at Pioneer Human Services (pictured) shared Kevin's story. After years of revolving around jail and the streets because of a substance use disorder and mental health...

You need to learn to trust people. To anyone struggling with addiction and homelessness, or involved in the criminal justice system, you need to realize that there really are people and organizations out there that want to help you”,...

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