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Housing at our facility has changed the lives of over 16,000 people in 50 years. Serving approximately 300 men and women each year, Progress House, in partnership with Department of Corrections, works hard to improve the transition experience for each of our clients. 

Transitional housing is an important service that increases the likelihood for clients to be able to maintain a healthy, productive lifestyle. At Progress House, we stay in compliance with DOC regulations and best practices to ensure the health and safety of our residents. 

Residents who enter our work release facility are more likely to find stable housing and employment long term. Approximately 95% complete the program satisfactorily while more than 96% move into stable housing. More than 98% are employed and approximately 10% are in enrolled in school or training programs.

Progress House Association, Tacoma

The Helen B. Ratcliff Work Release is a 90-bed, female and male facility serving individuals released from state prison or Pierce County jail.

Programs offered include substance abuse support groups, employment readiness programs, college or vocational preparation, garden club, math and art clubs, and more.


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