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PIONEER HOUSE

 

 

2 Washington Street
Peabody, MA 01960
Phone: 978-977-7755
Fax: 978-538-7213
Email: pioneerhouse@hes-inc.org


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PIONEER HOUSE

 

"A PLACE TO GROW"

 

WHAT IS PIONEER HOUSE?

 

Pioneer House is a clubhouse designed to create a restorative environment for people with a mental illness. Members and staff work together as colleagues to accomplish the goals of the clubhouse.

 

OUR PURPOSE

 

Pioneer House provides the opportunity for individuals to be in an environment which enables them to build the confidence, self-esteem and skills necessary for vocationally productive and socially satisfying lives.

 

AREA SERVED

 

Members are welcome from Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Magnolia, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester, Marblehead, Middleton, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Topsfield, and Wenham.

 

FEES

 

There are no fees charged for membership.

 


 

Members and staff work together to operate the clubhouse in any of the following work units:

 

BUSINESS UNIT- includes:
publishing a newsletter and quarterly creative journal, operation of the house phones, typing, filing, house maintenance and beautification, operating the reception desk, operation of in house bank, research and statistics, financial operations, and data entry.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCE UNIT    - includes:

 

Conducting tours, intake and orientation of all new members, preparation of daily newsletter, coordination of advocacy and public awareness in the community. Members are assisted in developing diverse skills. Tutoring for a variety of basic subjects is available based on demand.

 

 

FOOD SERVICE UNIT- includes:

 

 Preparation of daily dining room lunch, menu planning, food shopping, kitchen maintenance, baking birthday cakes, and preparation of special dinners or lunches for different occasions. All dining room lunches are offered to the Pioneer House community at a small cost. In addition, food services also maintains a snack shop which provides light refreshments.

 

 

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING OFFICE- includes:
Set-up and coordination of transitional employment sites, and assisting members in developing and realizing career goals. This unit assists with job search including resumes, job applications, interviewing skills and follow-up. Workers are also assisted in determining the effect of earned income on SSI and SSDI, and coordinates referrals to MASS Rehab. Meaningful volunteer opportunities can also be explored.

 

For additional information on how you can employ qualified members of Pioneer House or to learn more about our Transitional Employment Program,this link (T.E.) is where you want to be.

 
OUTREACH
Each unit keeps in close contact with absent members by phoning, correspondence, or personal home visits. We also reach out to members within the clubhouse who might need extra assistance.

 
SOCIAL PROGRAM
Pioneer House's social time is after hours and includes field trips and outings. Please call the number below for more information on the schedule and hours of Pioneer House.

 
TRANSPORTATION
Pioneer House is conveniently located within five minutes walking distance from both bus and train stations. Also, a van is available, if needed, to provide transportation to and from weekly programs, job sites, or social program. Please call for more information.

 
REFERRALS
Referrals can be made by any mental health professional and/or consumers by calling the Community Resource Unit at 978-977-7755.

 

 


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TRANSITIONAL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

 

IMAGINE HIRING A RELIABLE AND COMPETENT WORKER WITH...

  • Zero Absenteeism

  • No agency placement or placement fees
  • No advertising time or expense
  • No benefits package required
  • On-the-job training provided

 

North Shore businesses who have utilized our program over the past ten years:

  • Cabot Money Management

  • Cabot Heritage
  • Crosby's Marketplace
  • Chartwell Food Services
  • Greater Lynn Senior Services
  • Harbor Sweets
  • Marriott Hotel
  • Salem State College
  • Walmart

 


 

PIONEER HOUSE:

 

OUR MEMBERS AND OUR MISSION:

 

Pioneer House is a program for people with a history of mental illness, who wish to come back into the community to lead vocationally productive and socially satisfying lives. They are striving for personal success and autonomy.

 

Our Transitional Employment Program (T.E.) is an ideal way for both employers to benefit from low cost productivity, and our members to benefit from valuable job experience.

 

WHAT TYPES OF JOBS CAN BE FILLED THROUGH OUR EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM?

 

TYPICAL PLACEMENTS MAY INCLUDE:

  • MAIL ROOM

  • CLERICAL
  • DATA ENTRY
  • FOOD PREPARATION
  • BUILDING MAINTENANCE
  • HOTEL SERVICES

 

HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?

  • Call our Transitional Employment Coordinator to describe the position you would like to fill. An appointment will be made for a placement manager to visit your company to further discuss your needs.

  • If it is established that this would be an appropriate candidate for our program, we will learn first-hand from you what the job entails. We will then train your new employee.

  • Pioneer House will choose an appropriate candidate for the position. Our placement managers will then work side by side with the employee on the job for as long as necessary. We will continue to provide on-going support.

  • Members are paid the prevailing wage rate directly by the employer.

  • Our placement Managers arrange coverage as needed in the event that the regular worker is absent

 

"A BUSINESS DECISION THAT YOU CAN FEEL GOOD ABOUT"

 

PIONEER HOUSE HOUSING SERVICES

Pioneer House owns and manages a nine unit apartment building in one of Salem's historic neighborhoods.  This beautiful brick-front building was purchased with funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Our building houses seventeen members of Pioneer House in subsidized shared apartments.  In addition to supporting members who reside in our apartments, the housing office is committed to assisting all members in securing safe affordable housing.  Some of the services we provide include:

 

  • Assistance with the housing search

     

  • Assistance in applying for various types of housing

     

  • Education around housing areas such as tenant rights and responsibilities, fair housing laws, and resonable accommodations.

     

  • Assistance in negotiating with landlords and housing authorities

     

  • Budgeting and money management

     

  • Referrals to outside housing services (e.g. food pantries, shelters, fuel assistance programs.

 

 

 

 

 

For additional information on how you can employ qualified members of Pioneer House, Please contact the assistant director at 978-977-7755 for an appointment.

 

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