DSHS Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Recognized by Pioneer Human Services With Partner of the Year Award for 2000

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Washington State Department of Social & Health Services

    SEATTLE, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Division of Alcohol and Substance
 Abuse in the state Department of Social and Health Services has been selected
 as "Partner of the Year" by Pioneer Human Services.
     It was the first time a state agency has been selected for the award.
 Previous recipients include Starbucks Coffee Company, The Boeing Company,
 Taco Del Mar, Leviton Manufacturing, and Heart Interface, all major
 corporations which have helped Pioneer create jobs and opportunities for
 at-risk individuals to have a "Chance for Change."
     The award was accepted by DASA Director Ken Stark at the non-profit's
 annual meeting March 29 in Seattle at the Boeing Museum of Flight.
     Pioneer Human Services and DASA began their relationship in 1962 when
 Pioneer established the first alcoholism recovery house in Washington State.
 In 1979 DASA and Pioneer established Pioneer Center North, the first secure
 adult treatment center of its kind, established to accept alcoholics committed
 by the courts to treatment under the state's then-new Uniform Alcoholism and
 Intoxication Act.
     DASA provides case management funds for pregnant and parenting women and
 their children living in Pioneer transitional housing as well as continuing to
 contract for services provided by Pioneer at Pioneer Center North.
     Pioneer Human Services President and CEO Mike Burns said shared mission
 and values are at the foundation of the relationship with DASA.
     "Together we serve people at the margins who struggle with chemical
 dependency and its effects," Burns said. "Our relationship has stood the test
 of time and has produced positive measurable outcomes for the citizens we
 serve."
 
 

SOURCE Washington State Department of Social & Health Services
    SEATTLE, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Division of Alcohol and Substance
 Abuse in the state Department of Social and Health Services has been selected
 as "Partner of the Year" by Pioneer Human Services.
     It was the first time a state agency has been selected for the award.
 Previous recipients include Starbucks Coffee Company, The Boeing Company,
 Taco Del Mar, Leviton Manufacturing, and Heart Interface, all major
 corporations which have helped Pioneer create jobs and opportunities for
 at-risk individuals to have a "Chance for Change."
     The award was accepted by DASA Director Ken Stark at the non-profit's
 annual meeting March 29 in Seattle at the Boeing Museum of Flight.
     Pioneer Human Services and DASA began their relationship in 1962 when
 Pioneer established the first alcoholism recovery house in Washington State.
 In 1979 DASA and Pioneer established Pioneer Center North, the first secure
 adult treatment center of its kind, established to accept alcoholics committed
 by the courts to treatment under the state's then-new Uniform Alcoholism and
 Intoxication Act.
     DASA provides case management funds for pregnant and parenting women and
 their children living in Pioneer transitional housing as well as continuing to
 contract for services provided by Pioneer at Pioneer Center North.
     Pioneer Human Services President and CEO Mike Burns said shared mission
 and values are at the foundation of the relationship with DASA.
     "Together we serve people at the margins who struggle with chemical
 dependency and its effects," Burns said. "Our relationship has stood the test
 of time and has produced positive measurable outcomes for the citizens we
 serve."
 
 SOURCE  Washington State Department of Social & Health Services