We are in need of meal donors for our Day Center and our Night Shelter! If you would like to provide a meal, please click here for more information or e-mail meals@sophiaway.org.
We are also in need of donations of feminine hygiene products! Please drop them at our office weekdays from 9-4 or our Day Center weekdays from 12:30-2.
Thank you!


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:

Growing Stronger

I continued to be awe inspired by the overwhelming amount of generosity from our donors, volunteers, staff, the faith based community and the dedicated Board of Directors. [more...]

Susan's Story

Susan had recently lived in a lovely apartment in Queen Anne, but steady work had tapered off, her rent rates suddenly rose, and a mild elbow injury was making it difficult to find more work - that was the tipping point. She lost her home. And now she was about to lose her shelter and be out on the streets. She only had enough money for one more night in the motel. That's when she came to the Sophia's Place Day Center. [more...]

Welcome Maya!

Maya is passionate about helping women and children everywhere. Since moving from New Delhi, India in 1997, she has been actively educating herself on women's issues, and increasing her presence through volunteering and fundraising for local organizations. [more...]

Thank You, Brown Bear!

Thank you to our friends at Brown Bear Carwash for donating vouchers for two washes! Our green van is now sparkling clean!

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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