Since being founded in 1963, Pioneer Human Services has expanded from a single halfway house to a robust non-profit operating a broad range of programs in nearly 60 locations across Washington.
In addition, Pioneer Human Services provides counseling and treatment, housing and employment services to justice-involved individuals and those overcoming behavioral health issues. As a social enterprise, Pioneer also operates a diverse line of businesses to provide on-the-job training and work experience, while generating revenue to help fund its social mission. In 2017, 63 percent of Pioneer’s enterprise work force had a criminal history or was in recovery.
In the behavioral health division, Pioneer provides a wide array of substance use disorder treatment and mental health counseling programs across Washington State for youth and adults. Programs include sobering and detox centers for individuals in crisis, a diversion center and in-jail treatment programs, outpatient clinics and intensive outpatient treatment programs, therapeutic drug court programs and residential treatment programs for chronic addiction – including co-occurring treatment programs for individuals struggling with both mental health and substance use disorders. The organization partners with law enforcement, county agencies and community organizations to help address the opioid epidemic and serve individuals with a criminal history. Learn more at PioneerHumanServices.org. (Cynthia Hay)