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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...

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...

Dear Friends and Supporters, We write to you today with a heavy heart. The Sophia Way community is deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of a client the afternoon of August 23rd which you may read about in the news. The women staying with us, as...

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...