The Sophia Way | Angela Murray
Assisting women from homelessness to stable independent living.
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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...

In light of what is unfolding around the nation and in our own community, I think it is necessary that The Sophia Way affirms its philosophy and values. [icons size='fa-1x' custom_size='' icon='fa-plus-circle' type='normal' position='' border='yes' border_color='' icon_color='' background_color='' margin='' icon_animation='' icon_animation_delay='' link='' target='_self'] We believe in...

As we move into fall, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer and colder. However, on October 15th our Emergency Winter Shelter will be opening! I'm so pleased, extremely thankful, and relieved to announce that we will be partnering with Lakeside Christian...

I would like to take the opportunity to thank our local Eastside cities, as well as Seattle, for their concerted and ardent efforts in tackling homelessness in our region. The City of Bellevue, in partnership with King County, Congregations for the Homeless, and Imagine Housing are at...

I recently shared a few important stories at Bellevue's Affordable Housing Community Education Forum. These women are in our shelter. Some of them have jobs; they are the working poor. Others are desperately seeking work but face age discrimination since they are in their 60s...

The week of March 16 to 22 marked the first Annual Affordable Housing Week.Everyone in our community deserves a safe, healthy, and affordable home. Without the security that such a home provides, it can be incredibly difficult for residents of our county to work, learn,...

In the Executive Director's world, April means the beginning of the 2nd quarter of our budget year. Where does time go? April has been beautiful with the weather and fresh blooms, but for nonprofits the second quarter can also be a desert. It's one of the...

March Madness is here, but in a very good way at The Sophia Way.  There's so much going on! Always Improving Our direct service staff have been busy improving the way we do things at  Sophia's Place -- our 6-month night shelter program and Day Center. Staff members have...

The number of people surviving outside in King County - 4,505 - is heartbreaking. Homelessness has been declared an emergency in Seattle and King County and this is not a crisis that we can solve alone. It will take the combined efforts of community members, local...

The year 2015 has been a big year for The Sophia Way. We have gone through several changes that have been instrumental in our pathway to improvement.  Our greatest asset is YOU.  The Sophia Way is here today because of supporters like you. Your belief...