From our latest newsletter:
When nothing else works
"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
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...]
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
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
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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