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The Sophia Way 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.

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From our latest newsletter:

19 Reasons to Shout Hurray!

Angela Murray You have helped changed the lives of 19 women. We can't do it alone. While our staff is amazing, hard working, and selflessly dedicated to this important work, we depend on supporters like you who generously give their time, talent and treasure. Just in a weeks time one volunteer delivered beautifully handcrafted bars of soap to our Day Center, another volunteer took on the monumental task of organizing the Shelter pantry, and of course, what would we do without the nutritious meals that are lovingly prepared and served everyday by community volunteers like you. Thank you. And to top off the week, last Friday I was working in my office when I suddenly heard joyous laughter and crying coming from our reception area. After 17 years of being homeless, one of our women came to our office to share that she had just received the key to her apartment and was moving in that day. That's how you help change lives. Angela Murray, Executive Director [more...]

$12,910 Raised During Give Big

Thank you for giving big on May 5th! This year Seattle Foundation will stretch your donation by 8.4%, which means The Sophia Way will be receiving a check for $1,084 in June because your chose to help women in need. Thank you! [more...]

Cheers for Volunteers!

Are you a volunteer at The Sophia Way? We would like to recognize your service with an appreciation picnic! [more...]

Welcome New Board Member Karen Odle

Karen brings more than 40 years experience as a nurse leader in women's health care to the Board, as well as a passion for caring for women and families. Odle will provide clinical knowledge and understanding of how to serve individual clients' needs as well as a broader healthcare perspective. [more...]

Pat Pauley Interview

Lead Case Manager Rebecca Nelson and Volunteer Coordinator Kavay Dharmarajan were interviewed by Pat Pauly on her radio show, Get Active, on 1150 AM KKNW. Pat toured Sophia's Place shelter last week before the interview.


Welcome to The Sophia Way

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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