From our latest newsletter:
A Home for the Homeless
Introducing Delilah VanCourt, Shelter Manager at Sophia's Place.
I have been enjoying my role as Shelter Manager at Sophia's Place since I
began at the end of July. When I stepped into Sophia's Place, I was struck
by the huge difference in feel from that of other shelters I have worked in,
particularly in comparison to Seattle shelters.
Linda has a home to call her own
Linda had more than 4 episodes of experiencing homelessness in the past
three years. The last one lasted for more than a year. That was a very
long one year for Linda as she struggled to find stability. But that all
changed when she found The Sophia Way.
Eight women moving to independent housing
August was an exceptional month for us. A total of eight women in our
program, people like Linda, from Sophia's Place and from Holly
House, are moving out to independent housing! Find out more about
how that came about. [more...]
Welcome to The Sophia Way
The Sophia Way, located in downtown Bellevue, Washington,
is the only staffed shelter for homeless adult women in
King County. We offer the tools, guidance, and housing that
homeless women need to make sustainable changes in their
lives. Supported by the community and local municipalities,
we are serving those women who were falling through the
cracks of the social services programs.
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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