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The Sophia Way is dedicated to helping end homelessness for single adult women in King County. We help them transition from homelessness to stable independent living by offering them critical resources that they need to start a new life -- shelter, safety and stability.
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You helped us place 112 women into housing in 2017!  Marnita shares her story of getting into her own HOME.

When people’s lives stabilize, the whole community does better. As we step up to take on the homelessness crisis, we need your financial support. Join us today in getting more women into their own home this holiday season.

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With YOUR support:

105 women have been housed – a 300% increase from last year

412 women have been served at the Day Center – a 35% increase from last year

Day Center operation hours have increased by 85% since 2015

70 women have stayed at Sophia’s Place – a 4% increase from last year

For the last 6 weeks, 65 women have had a safe, warm place at our Emergency Winter Shelter.

YOU can help us get more women into housing by donating TODAY!

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With the increased number of clients at the Sophia’s Place shelter, the need has grown since last year. Our clients can use a number of items to ease the harsh winter weather and to raise spirits, too. Please review the list of Holiday Gift items our clients can use and need.

Please send us your gifts by Monday, December 11 to The Sophia Way at 11061 NE 2nd St #223, Bellevue, WA 98004. For questions, email our Holiday Initiative Coordinator, Pat Landy at

Your holiday gifts will brighten the days and spirits of many women.

Thank you to all who have already donated or pledge donations!

Holiday Volunteering

We are fortunate to receive so many requests to volunteer during the holiday season, and we do have some volunteer opportunities:

Help us sort, count, and bag gifts for the women in our programs, from Dec 11 – 15.

Help us pick up gifts from the Microsoft Giving Trees on campus in Redmond, deliver them to our office in Bellevue, and then sort and count them on December 13.

For more details and opportunities, click here.

If you are interested or have any questions, contact Volunteer Coordinator Tara Noyes or call 425-463-6285 ext. 104

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Women’s Eastside Winter Shelter

Dates: October 15, 2017 through January 31, 2018 (Wednesday)
Location: Lakeside Christian Church, 701 1st Street (Cross Street Market & 8th), Kirkland, WA 98033
Provided: Dinner and breakfast with comfortable sleeping mats.
Also: Two bus tickets for bus routes 234, 245, 255, 257
Questions? Call Cynthia Brown, EWS Manager, The Sophia Way at 425-463-6254

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Women Experiencing Homelessness

If you need shelter in King County call us at 425-463-6285. Learn about more resources.

Know more about our immediate services available at our Day Center at Sophia’s Place

If you are seeking a place in our 21-bed Night Shelter Program, please fill the form

  •   Growth! This aptly describes what’s taking place at The Sophia Way right now. It’s a very exciting time! We are growing to meet the increasing need as we serve more women in all of our programs. More women are accessing our life saving services......

  • With your help, this year we’ve had a record breaking impact: 112 women have been housed – a 320% increase from last year 412 women have been served at the Day Center – a 35% increase from last year Day Center operation hours have increased......

  • On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world came together for a common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. This #GivingTuesday, The Sophia Way had a goal to raise $5,000. Your generosity made our #GivingTuesday movement a huge......

We offer you multitude ways to support women experiencing homelessness. Whether you wish to make a financial gift or donate essential supplies, there are many ways to contribute.
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Put your culinary skills to good use. At The Sophia Way we depend on the generosity of our volunteers to provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner at our Day Center and Night Shelter.
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Have you every considered volunteering and making a difference to those in need? Learn about the different ways you can participate and help at The Sophia Way.