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If anyone takes anything away from this, I would hope that it would be that you should never give up on yourself! With hard work and persistence, you too, can achieve any goals you put your mind to; so just be patient, your time will come.”  Doug

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Doug was born and raised in Spokane,...

Pioneer Industries was awarded the Employer of the Year Award from the Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI) at their annual community event on November 2, 2017. Pioneer's board of directors' secretary, Dick Zais, accepted the award.

The Employer of the Year award goes to an employer who is involved with SJI’s program through hosting interns, hiring graduates, providing...

Les Mayhall, Pioneer Industries' production manager, gave a group of the International Community Corrections Association conference attendees in ...

Last Wednesday, Pioneer welcomed hundreds of community members to our annual Change Maker luncheon. It was a day of inspirational stories, thought provoking ideas and support for individuals rebuilding their lives after incarceration. We shared the story of our work with the community and heard from guest speaker Andrea James, founder of the National Council For Incarcerated and Formerly...

Thanks to the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office for interviewing Karen, Lee, CEO of Pioneer Human Services and writing the following on their Facebook page: @kcprosecutor

There were so many hoops to jump through coming out of prison. Karen Lee had an identification card but no driver’s license. She needed to drive to work, but she didn’t have an income from a job to pay for a...

We have several clients at our Pioneer Counseling - Rainier Clinic in Seattle who are transitioning from homelessness to their first home and are in desperate need of supplies. Imagine coming out of a situation such as homelessness with nothing but the clothes on your back and no resources to buy basic necessities. We are currently looking for donations to help these individuals get back on their feet.

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In honor of Recovery Month, please read this great blog from Marc Mahon who has stayed on the path of recovery.

 

Over the summer of 2016, I wrote the article below. This was the third article I had ever written and tells of my recovery journey once I moved out of downtown Seattle to Oregon to try and start over. I was helped by an agency in Oregon that offers services like...

Join Pioneer at the International Community Corrections Association Annual Research Conference in Seattle on October 29 - November 1, 2017 at the Westin Hotel. This critical conversation will center around integrating public health and criminal justice reform. ...

September is Recovery Month and we are proud to share success stories from individual's in our programs.

“Alex is really a phenomenal person and we are all so proud of his eagerness to leave behind a life of substance abuse, and capitalize on his talents and future ambitions.” Pioneer case managers

Alex struggled with substance abuse since he was very young. ...

I came to Pioneer quite broken and they gave me that shred of hope I desperately needed. I received housing, counseling and job training to make positive changes in my life.

At 13 years old I started sneaking my parents and friends’ parents liquor; I was binge drinking way too much and ended up in the hospital a couple of times. By age 15, I was taking large quantities of amphetamine pills and...

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