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Gary Helling Prior to directing his focus exclusively toward the nonprofit sector, Gary led a successful career in Management Consulting. As a co-founder and partner of XD Consulting in San Diego, he had a 15 year career providing strategic consulting services for a wide variety of...

I started working at The Sophia Way Day Center in November of 2016 right as "the busy season" was in full swing. As the summer months approached, everyone warned me that warm weather would bring lower numbers and slower days. Although the weather has now warmed...

On July 15th, we held our annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic at Crossroads Park in Bellevue. About 25 people came to enjoy the food, sunshine, and company of their fellow volunteers. We all had an extra special treat this year, because two of our Day Center volunteers...

In 2017, you have helped us place 55 women into stable and permanent housing. 27 were from Sophia's Place 24 were from Day Center, Emergency Winter Shelter, and Outreach programs, (separately or in collaboration) 4 were from Sophia's Home We partnered with other programs (Cascade Women's Program through Compass...

The Sophia Way was chosen to be featured at the first of this year's Downtown Movies in the Park on July 11th. This was also the first movie showing in the newly renovated Bellevue Downtown Park. It was a beautiful night for a movie and...

Thank you, to the team at Eastside Community Aid (ECA) Thrift shop for their generous donation of $10,000! The funds will be utilized for our Day Center Program. Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shop, an all-volunteer run shop in Kirkland, has been a long time supporter of...

Michelle Carr, Evening Shelter Supervisor at Sophia's Place shares a few wonderful stories of summertime activities at the shelter.   With summer finally here, our residents have been spending more and more time outside, enjoying the warm and beautiful evenings in the garden and patio area.         The night...

As you can see from our housing numbers, June has been a busy month with a lot of movement into housing! This is even more impressive when you stop to think we are living in one of the most expensive housing markets in the nation....

This summer The Sophia Way is embarking on a new journey in providing street outreach. What exactly does it mean? In the simplest terms, it means that I will be going to places where those who are experiencing homelessness are known to congregate, and offer and or...

My name is Cyprine. I am a resident at Sophia’s Place and originally from Kenya, on the east coast of Africa. Trust me; it would be a long list if I had to list everything I am grateful for. Sophia’s Place residents’ hope and healing are all...