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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!

“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....

Pioneer operates the Dutch Shisler Service Center in Seattle that provides a safe setting for people who are chronically homeless and inebriated to get sober and sleep so they do not end up in local hospitals and jails. The center serves 150...

MC is a resident in our Snohomish County Youth Programs who has turned his life around and become a role model for other youth in the program. The Snohomish County Youth Programs consist of three residential homes that serve boys...

Derek spent many years battling a substance use disorder and each year his substance abuse and arrests seemed to be taking him down a little lower. After a string of convictions that centered around supporting his heroin addiction, he was sent to...

“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

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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...

Prior to finding her way to Pioneer's Phoenix House in Spokane, Lonna had an apartment of her own, but she was being subjected to hazardous living conditions. Her home had a terrible mold issue and it was beginning to affect Lonna’...

Pioneer’s Tacoma Housing provides singles and families with affordable, clean and sober housing to help them transition into a healthy lifestyle while in recovery.

Misty became homeless after suffering from a mental...

Danny came to the Spokane Residential Reentry Center (SRRC) in October 2016, after serving his last term of nearly 17 years of incarceration. Pioneer’s employment specialist in Spokane, Lois Bergstrom, interviewed Danny about his...

Laura has come full circle with Pioneer Human Services. Several years ago she was referred into Pioneer Center North (PCN) to treat her chronic substance abuse issues, and this summer she is going to be working at PCN, earning her last...

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