Audrey’s experience at the shelter
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Audrey’s experience at the shelter

My name is Audrey Curran. I just finished my freshman year at Eastside Catholic.

Every year, students complete 25 service hours as part of our ministry. I wanted to have a meaningful, hands-on experience, helping others. Through my Parish, I got connected with The New Bethlehem Project.  This is a *new and upcoming day center, helping homeless families on the Eastside get back on their feet.

This brought me to The Sophia Way. I wanted to learn more about this concern closer to my own home. When I walked into Sophia’s Place for the first time, I immediately felt a feeling of love. Walking around the shelter was an experience I will never forget. The fridge was full of yummy foods of all varieties. The rooms and bathrooms were spotless and newly remodeled. Volunteers and staff genuinely seemed to care about every single woman. The building was kept in exquisite shape and the calendar for volunteers to bring food in was booked weeks in advance.  My mom and I made a trip to Costco and donated food. It was a simple, yet a meaningful gesture.

The Sophia Way isn’t just a shelter; it’s a place for women to feel important.

Anyone looking for service hours or to just volunteer, contact The Sophia Way. You won’t be disappointed.’

– Audrey


*The New Bethlehem Project will be serving families experiencing homelessness on the Eastside. Their Day Center will be open from 2 – 8 p.m., Monday through Friday at the lower level of Salt House in Kirkland, WA. They are expected to open in Fall 2016.