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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!

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...

When Richard was released from prison he was sent to a work release in Seattle that Pioneer Human Services operated. That was his first introduction to Pioneer and to the treatment, housing and employment services we provide.

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Ted arrived at the Mark Cooper House full of anxiety and battling mental health issues that have plagued him after serving in the Marine Corp and U.S. Navy for nearly 11 years. He was also struggling with physical issues as prior to his arrival at the...

One of Pioneer’s Spokane employment specialist’s, Joseph Parham, recently shared a client’s success story. “I live for stories like this one because they remind me that there is always hope especially when someone is really...

We are proud to share this story from Jim Gants, our assistant director of the Brownstone Work Release in Spokane, Washington. Jim has worked at Brownstone for 23 years and assisted many men transitioning back into...

At the Pioneer Transition House (PTH), one of the goals is for the residents to create bonds with each other so they remain connected after they leave for permanent housing. Positive relationships and pro-social behavior are vital elements in a person...

For me, Pioneer Human Services is kind of like the parent I never had when I was young. My positive life lessons started here.

When you learn about my past you would probably never guess that today I am engaged to a wonderful...

Pioneer’s Victory House is located in downtown Spokane, Washington and provides housing and support services to homeless male veterans who are living with substance use disorders, mental health and medical issues, and criminal histories...

Kim Deuser, program manager for Pioneer's Phoneix House program recently received an email from Sara, a former resident.

Hi Kim,

This is definitely something I want to share....

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