Sophia’s Home is a continuum of housing services that we provide. The program includes subsidized rental support (made possible by King County and King County Housing Authority), move-in support, case management, and other services. We work closely with landlords and apartment managers to help the women in our housing program to find housing and become stable in their homes in a way that ensures they will stay housed and not become homeless again.
We subsidize rent, some moving costs and have resources that can provide furniture and other household supplies depending on the need of each individual woman. We also act as a liaison between the new tenant and landlord to assist with anything either party needs.
We provide case management support to all the women in our housing program to help them continue making progress on their pathway to stable independent housing.
“I was overjoyed to finally have a place I could call my very own to come home to. I had tears of relief and joy in my eyes. I am so grateful for all those who organized ad planned to put my apartment together with furnishings and all the wonderful items that make it a beautiful place for me to love.”
Holly House provides housing for six women, who live in community with one another. This facility supports the women as they learn skills needed to successfully manage their lives.
Named for the enormous holly trees on the property, the house, a parsonage, was gifted by East Shore Unitarian Church in the Factoria neighborhood in Bellevue in 2010. The community rallied around to help with the extensive renovations needed:
Further, the cities of Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish generously provided rent subsidies which create sustainable, affordable housing opportunities for the women of Holly House.
HOW KATHY GOT A KEY TO HER OWN HOME