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Lani Saunder’s phone rings as she drives to Helen’s Place. It's Emily, stranded with an empty gas tank, asking for help to make it to a crucial doctor's appointment. Without hesitation, Lani assures her she'll be there as quickly as possible. Two hours later, Lani is...

"Having a safe environment and a caring case manager gave me the ability to work on myself and find my home." Claire, a home care aide, lived in her client's home until a stroke changed everything. Without a job and a home, she lived in her...

Dear Friends, As we begin the new year, I am grateful for your generous support and filled with optimism and determination for the year ahead. Your belief in our mission not only provided shelter but also offered hope, warmth, and a sense of security to women who...

Dear Friends, Fifteen years ago today, we placed mats on the floor of the Bellevue First Congregational Church, where eight women came in from the cold for the first time. Today, we provide shelter for 100 women every day. We are filled with gratitude, knowing that this...

Dear Friends, What a joyous celebration we had at our Caring Community Brunch! The outpouring of support from our community and the joy on the faces of the women we serve filled our hearts. This year, we took a new approach to the brunch by inviting the...

Dear Friends, As we embrace the crispness of fall and anticipate the arrival of the cold winter months, I want to take a moment to reflect on the incredible impact you have on the lives of women experiencing homelessness on the Eastside. In 2023, you helped...

Dear Friends, Summer has got off to a scorching start, and while we welcome the sunshine, we know that people experiencing homelessness need cooler, safe indoor spaces. We are extending our Day Center hours during hot spells and providing overnight options when needed. Our dedicated staff...

We are so grateful for our passionate and compassionate community! A huge thank you for being with us at Sheltering, our virtual fundraiser. Please watch the videos. We are delighted to honor Jim McEachran with the 2023 Grace of Giving Award! Jim selflessly dedicates his time and energy...

Dear Friends, Spring is in the air, and daffodils are blooming everywhere, making our world a little brighter! As we begin a new season, I am reminded of the resilience and strength we find in one another. And how, with all the challenges of the past years,...

Dear Friends, This year is The Sophia Way's 15th year of operations! The organization has grown and become stronger and better through all the changes and challenges. At every step, we have ensured that the women we serve and the staff that cares for them are...