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Ending homelessness for women
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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...

We first met Kathy when she arrived on a winter night in 2017 at our Emergency Shelter. Kathy had been on the road for a long time, traveling across the country to escape domestic violence. She was able to find a place in our Night Shelter...

When Kathy* moved into her new home, The Sophia Way board and staff received an email: “I did a move-in recently and wanted to send some photos to you! This is Kathy’s new bedroom, which has many items provided by us, including the bed frame and...

The most gratifying moment for us at The Sophia Way is when we can move women into housing. Both, the woman and her case manager at The Sophia Way, share in the sheer joy and relief! Recently, Luciana* moved into her apartment. Read about her journey...

After struggling for 10 long years, Zandra moved into her new apartment this past Saturday and will be living independently for the first time in six years! Because of her health, Zandra was not able to do most of the physical moving herself. We called on...

Thanks to you, Ie'Shaei'e now has a home. Ie'Shaei'e was born poor and has remained poor all her life. She spent her teenage years living in a car. At 14, she developed a drug addiction, which led to a criminal record. For ten years, she bounced...

My name is Cyprine. I am a resident at Sophia’s Place and originally from Kenya, on the east coast of Africa. Trust me; it would be a long list if I had to list everything I am grateful for. Sophia’s Place residents’ hope and healing are all...

We share an extract from an email from a client. She had been in and out of shelters for seven years. Her disability had acted as a barrier to steady employment and housing. After coming to our shelter, she has found employment as a caregiver...

Esther recently found her new home. You help make good things happen! Esther is 56 years old. She is from one of the Caribbean Islands and moved to the U.S. a few years back because of the political unrest and lack of economic opportunities in her country....