The Sophia Way
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Dear Friends, I can’t believe it is goodbye…after nearly three amazing years. The Sophia Way continues its journey to greatness— • Two shelters, Helen’s Place and Sophia’s Place that now serve women 24/7• Over 500 women receiving shelter and support annually• Financial strength and organizational effectiveness• Strong...

The Sophia Way has never been stronger in both its programs and its team that support women in our community. The past year has profoundly tested the women and the organization. Under the skilled leadership of Alisa Chatinsky, The Sophia Way pivoted to expand its...

We are overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity! You helped us exceed our goal of $300,000! You helped Deborah find a home to rest and heal, and your support makes all the difference to the many women who continue to seek shelter, safety, and stability. So Many...

When I came to the Seattle area in early 2019, I had no idea how deeply I would fall for the people and mission of The Sophia Way, along with the beauty of the Northwest. As an interim executive director, I was able to take...

In a year that was filled with challenges as the world has never seen, The Sophia Way witnessed great kindness and generosity from the community. View the report We saw the power of people coming together – a caring legion of supporters that opened their hearts and...

Environmental Works featured an interview with The Sophia Way CEO, Alisa Chatinsky in their June newsletter, Environmental Works (EW) was one of the many organizations that partnered the building of Kirkland Place for Families & Women (completed in August 2020), which houses Helen's Place and...

At The Sophia's Way's Community Conversations, city officials, nonprofit professionals, and community members met to learn, discuss, and share their thoughts about permanent supportive housing (PSH). Dennis Sills, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Government Relations at Plymouth Housing, shared a presentation on the need for permanent...

Nickhath (Nicky) Sheriff is the recipient of The Sophia Way's 2021 Grace of Giving Award. The accolade was created in 2020 to honor a community champion who lives, breathes, and loves the mission of The Sophia Way to support women from homelessness to safe...

Dear Friends, It is amazing to think that we are halfway through May! There is a lot happening in our community that has an impact for those experiencing homelessness. This month marks Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Vice President Kamala Harris stated, “The American dream...

Sally was working at her job when a 185-pound ladder fell on her, herniating a disc. Doctors told her she could not go back to work. Without a job, Sally lost her home. But she did not lose hope. Sally shares the struggles of her...