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Highlights of the event held on June 15, 2022 Senior women seeking shelter have unique needs and The Sophia Way ensures they have the resources to find stability. With support from Lewith Trust, we have started a program that provides three women with housing in cottages...

Dear Friends, Together, we to speak up and advocate for women and individuals without housing. We foster a culture of welcoming, belonging, and accepting everyone for who they are and their choices. We stand with our clients and create safe spaces. We help them heal from their...

Marty Wilhelm shares why she supports The Sophia Way My parents modeled the importance of volunteering and giving back to the community through their actions. I have tried to embrace their philosophy. It is evident that homelessness is a major concern in our communities, and I looked...

Dear Friends, We give our heartfelt thanks to the community of volunteers that give every day, in many different ways – YOU make a difference! Over the last year, volunteers stepped up to support women, giving them comfort with nourishing meals, joy with treats and birthday celebrations, and...

Dear Friends, Each and every day we witness the determination, strength, and caring that women display and share throughout the community. We celebrate International Women's Day every day at The Sophia Way! We endeavor to uphold the values of our founder, Helen Leuzzi, who started the organization...

Mayor Lynne Robinson spoke openly and sincerely at our Community Conversation on February 16. She shared the community goal areas for the Bellevue Human Services Commission: food for all and a roof over their heads, supportive relationships between families, communities, and neighborhoods, a safe haven from...

It was a cold holiday season in the Pacific Northwest region as temperatures dropped to below freezing on Christmas Day, and snowfall disrupted life even more that week. Fortunately, staff at The Sophia Way shelters were ready to face the significant challenges with confidence and...

"Sophia, Zee, and I are coming to the table with different skills, and we will weave them together to propel the organization forward. It's going to lend to us to always be ahead of the curve, meet women where they are, and give them what...

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...