In 1963, Jack Dalton opened a single halfway house in Seattle and founded Pioneer Human Services. Since then, Pioneer has expanded into a robust nonprofit, operating a broad range of programs in over 50 locations across Washington State. Pioneer assists people reentering society from prison or jail as well as those who are overcoming substance use disorders and mental health issues. The organization offers an integrated array of treatment, housing, training and employment services.*
We are a social enterprise that partners with communities to transform society by honoring the humanity of people, reducing the impact of discriminatory mass incarceration and empowering people to live safe, healthy, productive lives through inspiration, affirmation and by overturning barriers.
Our vision is a world free from injustice, discrimination and mass incarceration, where everyone has the health, acceptance and opportunity to live their lives to their fullest potential.
CHANGE IS POSSIBLE
- We have the power to redefine ourselves, our communities and our world.
START WITH INTEGRITY
- Words are a promise that we fulfill with our actions.
- The more we learn the better we become.
LEAD WITH COMPASSION
- We believe empathy and accountability go hand-in-hand.
STAND FOR INCLUSION
- We empower each other because we are stronger together.
What makes us different
Pioneer is an entrepreneurial human service organization that provides a chance for change to people overcoming the challenges of criminal histories, substance use disorders and mental health issues by offering treatment, housing, training and employment services. We specialize in helping people who want to turn their lives around, make better choices and live healthier lives.
As a leading organization in Washington State that offers an integrated array of services, we provide more than 10,000 people a year with the tools they need to build better lives.