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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!

Rachel’s story is an example of the positive impact that treatment and counseling services can have on an individual when community partners work together.

Most of Pioneer’s housing residents are struggling with...

I got started a little late in life, I was 51 years old. When I was young and growing up I didn’t exactly have great role models. In my house it was considered OK to smoke cigarettes, drink, use drugs and commit crime; in fact,...

I am so proud of Natalie and the recovery efforts she has made since she entered Pioneer’s Tacoma housing program. It has been really rewarding watching her engage in both her recovery program and the community,” said...

Sometimes working with individuals who are struggling with substance abuse issues, and trying to pull their life together after incarceration, can be a real uphill challenge. Gary pushed himself to conquer that hill as he wanted to unite...

We were asked recently, “How did a man who served time in jail, and struggled with substance abuse and mental health issues, become a civic-minded college graduate that is now an employee at a major corporation working his way up to his...

Pioneer’s devoted staff in our Youth and Young Adult residential programs consists of men and women that work around the clock to help young residents safely transition back into the community and rejoin their peers in school so they can lead...

Catherine was broken. She experienced a violent home life and had been diagnosed with mental health issues. In addition, she struggled with a substance use disorder and had to face having a criminal record. When she was unable to maintain stable...

Towards the end of Jeff's eight-year incarceration, he made a commitment to himself. Jeff would not be returning to prison, and he would not be homeless ever again.

Having met with counselors while incarcerated, Jeff was well aware of the...

“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...

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