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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!

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

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Pioneer Human Services operates the Mark Cooper House in Seattle serving participants being referred by the King County Adult Drug Diversion Court, Veterans referred by King County Coordinated Entry for All (CEA) in...

Our housing programs across the state of Washington provide support and stability for individuals and families searching for a place to call home. Often times, landlords refuse housing to people with past criminal convictions or those in...

One of our employees at Pioneer Center East in Spokane shared her personal journey through incarceration and addiction into becoming an active volunteer and advocate for the rights of formerly incarcerated individuals.

Megan...

You make choices when you’re young that can really affect the rest of your life – but you have no clue at the time. I came from a good family but my parents divorced when I was six and I became a latch key kid. I chose a tough crowd to...

We were so fortunate to have Steve, a devoted employee, work with us for 23 years before he retired! He was a leader and mentor on Pioneer Industries' manufacturing plant floors to so many of our employees that were building a new...

Our staff in our Youth and Young Adult division https://pioneerhumanservices.org/youth-programs work very hard to create stability and a support system for the juveniles we serve in the...

Jessica was sent to Pioneer’s Spokane Residential Reentry Center (SRRC) to serve out the remainder of her federal prison sentence. Pioneer operates all four of the federal residential reentry centers in Washington state. The reentry programs...

After many years of feeling shame and embarrassment over her past arrests, Sarah landed at our Roadmap to Success job-readiness training program and learned to move beyond her past and build her life back up.

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Our employment specialist, Joseph Parham, works at our Spokane Residential Reentry Center and shared his journey with us from addiction - to incarceration - to reentry and ministry services - to Pioneer. We are so grateful to have ...

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