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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...

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...

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...

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...

The days are getting shorter and the concern on the faces of the women is evident. The Emergency Winter Shelter is rapidly coming to a close for the 2016-2017 season. For some women, this has been a welcome refuge and they have stayed in our shelter...

From the days when we were first located in the parish hall of Bellevue First Congregational Church to a dedicated, built out space on the same property to our current location at Saint Lukes, it has been a privilege to be the nurse serving the...

What am I going to do with my time? How can I be productive? How can I use my Master's degree? These questions were running through my mind when I learned that I could not work as my visa did not allow it. (I had moved to Seattle...

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...

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...

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....