Announcing our new Executive Director

A note from our Board Chair, Lynn Engel:Angela Murray

On behalf of the Board and Staff at The SophiaWay, I am very happy to announce that we have hired Angela Murray as our new Executive Director.

After a thorough search, Angela rose to the topwith her experience in nonprofit management,fundraising, board development and volunteer engagement. Angela brings not only the experience, but the energy and enthusiasm, necessary to continue to advance the mission of The Sophia Way. [more...]

From our latest newsletter:

Lena's long road to housing

Lena first contacted The Sophia Way through our Emergency Winter Shelter (EWS). From there she moverd to Sophia's Place. One of the major obstacles in her way when it came to finding an apartment was rental history. Without one, it was unlikely that she would find a property manager willing to rent to her. [more...]

Meet our Case Management Consultant: Karen Staley

Karen brings her decades of experience and care to The Sophia Way. We are glad to have her expertise and knowledge. [more...]

Not one hundred, not one thousand, but 18,000!

You donated an incredible 18,000 meals in 2014. Thank you! [more...]

An unexpected gift from a sister agency

We are humbled by wonderful support from a sister agency - Imagine Housing. They had an opportunity to grant funds to a nonprofit as part of their Velocity housing project. As part of that process, Imagine Housing staff voted for The Sophia Way to receive this gift of more than $20,000 as a sign of their 'deep appreciation' for our work! We are deeply grateful. [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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