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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...

Belinda came to Sophia's Place Extended-Stay Shelter in May 2020. At that time, the shelter was operating at the Red Lion Hotel. Belinda had one goal – to move into housing within six months (the period of time she could stay at the shelter). But, first,...

Roslyn is the kind of person who is always there for others – who lifts you up with a smile and just the right words. In fact, she gave up her Seattle apartment a couple years ago to care for her sick mom in Texas....

In the summer of 2020, Janis moved into her own apartment. After 13 years of housing instability, she finally has a place to call home. Hear Janis share her story [vc_video link='https://youtu.be/PjzpC4GhhCI']...

A wife, mother and, veteran…homeless after 67 years. Amara had not planned to be homeless. No one does. However, it is a narrative that is playing across the United States – people struggling with homelessness in their twilight years, at a time when they should be...

Telling women that they finally have their own place is one of the things that our case mangers look forward to the most! The last few weeks of December were happy days for some of the women we serve, as they moved into housing. Please read...