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message from the ED

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...

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...

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...

There is hope and optimism in the air – bringing with it a renewed commitment to help the nation and our community thrive. For us at The Sophia Way, it is an exciting time as we present a new vision and the strategic framework that...

We continue to have hope for all good things this year. Although the pandemic is far from over, and there is still unrest in our country, we are optimistic – there seems to be renewed commitment at many levels to help everyone in our nation...

As I write this note, the sun is shining—finally a feeling that we are off to a fresh start. However, the turn of events on a national level reminded me that we still have a long road ahead. But I have hope. I have hope that...

Exactly twelve years ago, at 7 pm, we welcomed a woman into The Sophia's Way's overnight shelter at First Congregational Church. It was snowing hard outside. She was offered a hot dinner and a warm night's sleep. A few months later, her case manager helped...

  "In this season of thanks, I wanted to reach out to each and every one of you, and thank you for all that you have done for The Sophia Way to provide for the safety, health and security of all the women that we serve. It's...

Dear Friends, As the sun dips earlier each day and the leaves begin to turn, we are taking time to reflect on the future of The Sophia Way. Last week, we invited community leaders to share their ideas, thoughts, and dreams to help chart the strategic direction...

It is a very different summer than those of years past. However, we continue to look for the sunshine and blue skies to uplift our spirits to better cope with the pandemic and systemic racism that plagues our nation. The Sophia Way hosted a healing vigil...