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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!

Askia works as a detox treatment specialist in the Whatcom Community Detox Center in Bellingham, Washington that Pioneer Human Services operates. He was gracious enough to share his journey of how he landed in detox and then ended up...

Pioneer Human Services’ Snohomish Youth Residential Homes are comprised of three residential homes that serve boys between the ages of 13 to 18 years-old who are struggling with severe emotional, behavioral and/or...

I am sharing my story with you on how Pioneer helped me build a path in life to move forward after my release from prison. There are many housing, employment and social barriers that formerly incarcerated people face when re-entering society...

Pictured: Liz Welch, program supervisor, Snohomish Youth Residential Homes

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Mark was sent to the Cypress House, one of our three Snohomish Youth Residential...

Ashlee has lived in Pioneer’s Rialto housing program in Tacoma for over a year now.  She’s very happy with where she’s at now, both in housing and in her life in general. Ashlee has been able to turn the pain of her past addiction struggles into...

I spent over half of my life in prison and I am NEVER going back. I have worked hard and built my new life with the love and support from my wife and friends, my faith and the tools Pioneer provided. If I can do it, others can too...

Our Phoenix housing program in Spokane provides transitional housing (up to six months) for individuals with behavioral health conditions while they work on obtaining permanent housing. Participants in the program need to be supportive of...

Pioneer provided me with a training and education platform, along with the stability of employment, to give meaning to my life so I can share it with others who are now struggling.”

Vince’s recovery...

I was not an easy kid. Rules and curfews were made to be broken in my mind so I caused a lot of grief and worry for my mom and really butted heads with my stepdad. By the age of 13 years old, I was always running away from home and I dropped out of...

Story by Fred Peterson
Excerpted from the Spokane County Detention Services Community Corrections Newsletter

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