The Sophia Way | Sujata Agrawal
Assisting women from homelessness to stable independent living.
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We share an extract from an email from a client. She had been in and out of shelters for seven years. Her disability had acted as a barrier to steady employment and housing. After coming to our shelter, she has found employment as a caregiver...

Housing First - A cultural shift The last week in March, I had the opportunity to attend a workshop offered by All Home of King County about best practices for emergency shelters. The focus of the workshop was Housing First, a philosophy and approach that prioritizes...

International Women's Day isn't just about giving a flower to a woman you appreciate and telling her she's great. March 8 is a symbol of the struggles that women around the world have undergone to gain equality and rights and a reminder of how far...

On the afternoon of March 16, 22 volunteers from the Visa Bellevue office came to our shelter to do several projects. The group broke down into smaller teams and went to work - they organized our donation storage room, toiletries closet, kitchen, pantry; sorted a...

There has been a big shift, client-wise, in our 21-bed overnight shelter program. Since many of our clients have got into their own home, we have a lot of new clients at the shelter who are bringing a lot of positive and encouraging energy. A staff...

Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shop (ECA), an all-volunteer run shop in Kirkland, honors The Sophia Way client vouchers. The women come into the shop and receive 10 items of clothing, 2 pairs of shoes, and a coat. They pick out items in their size and...

Thank you, to our generous supporters for their gifts and donations! Thank you, Eastside Friends and Family for choosing The Sophia Way as your beneficiary for the fun-fundraiser! Holi - The Festival of Colors was celebrated on Sunday, March 19 at Lake Sammamish State Park.         Thank you,...

Esther recently found her new home. You help make good things happen! Esther is 56 years old. She is from one of the Caribbean Islands and moved to the U.S. a few years back because of the political unrest and lack of economic opportunities in her country....

Lisa (name changed) came to our Day Center a few months back. She is originally from North Carolina and drove all the way to Seattle 3 years ago. Since then, she has been living out of her car at a safe parking program. Now, she...

Tutta Bella in Bellevue has chosen The Sophia Way as their community partners for 2017. Their employees took a tour of our shelter and sat through an orientation. They will be supporting us through in-kind donations, volunteers, and cross promotion. Tutta Bella will be providing lunch, every quarter, at...