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From our latest newsletter:

When nothing else works

Carrie De Vault

"I am so lonely."

The woman sitting across from me in the Sophia's Place Day Center office laments, unbidden tears streaming down her cheeks. Ashamed of her admission, she tries to hide her face, but she knows she needs to talk to someone.

Carrie De Vault, Sophia's Place Day Center Manager, reflects on her work at the Day Center. [more...]

I faced down my dragon

A poem written by Jennifer Kerr-Healy, one of the women in our program.

When I arrived at Sophia's, I was lost
The circumstances in which I found myself,
Were as frightening, as they were tragic.
A new place full of unknowns filled me with trepidation.
That first night at the Emergency Shelter. [more...]

We bow to you

Thank you from the bottom of our heart

Thanks to your tremendous generosity, we not decidedly surpassed our ambitious year-end fundraising goal of raising $150,000 in the last quarter of 2014 from individual donations! A women has shelter and a pathway to a better future, as you read this, because you made it possible. [more...]

We're hiring!

Thanks to you, we are now in a strong position to expand our small, but mighty team. Check out our open positions and spread the word. [more...]


Welcome to The Sophia Way

The Sophia Way (TSW) provides the Eastside’s only program exclusively dedicated to helping end homelessness for adult women in King County by offering a path from homelessness to stable independent living. TSW’s core programs facilitate this transition by providing a safe place for women during the day, offering a six-month intensive shelter program for twenty one women at night, offering case management to help clients overcome barriers to independence, and providing transitional and non-time limited housing opportunities for women who experience chronic homelessness.

The Sophia Way started its journey, under the leadership of Helen Leuzzi, in December of 2008 in partnership with YWCA, Bellevue First Congregational Church, and Eastside Interfaith Social Concerns Council (EISCC). You can learn more about our history here.

We believe in the necessity of shelter and safe living conditions for all persons. Our goal is to address this fundamental need of citizens of our community and improve the quality of life of adult homeless women. We believe in the equality of all, cherishing diversity, and treating each person we meet—client, volunteer, donor, staff—with the same respect, dignity, and care.

We are committed to providing every woman with the opportunity to live independently and move into permanent housing. The Sophia Way is partnering with the community to achieve the shared goal of ending homelessness as part of King County's ten year plan.

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