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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....

Lisa (name changed) came to our Day Center a few months back. She is originally from North Carolina and drove all the way to Seattle 3 years ago. Since then, she has been living out of her car at a safe parking program. Now, she...

We are ending 2016 on a high note of Gratitude! Beverly moved into her own home in the last days of December. She is one of the 22 women whom you helped to find stable and permanent housing. Beverly has been associated with us for the...

This is a letter which we received from a woman who is on her journey to independence. It's the reason we do what we do and inspires us to help more women with your support! To The Sophia Way, I am currently in a program of recovery from...

This is Beverly's story in her own words: I am writing on behalf of thousands of women who are homeless;  mostly unheard, definitely misrepresented and all victims of prejudicial thinking by the majority of Americans. SURVIVAL IS FULL-TIME JOB. No one on the planet chooses to be homeless...

As I walk outside, I'm overcome with joy. I've been in my new place for close to 90 days. Reflecting on being here, words run through my mind: Gratitude is an attitude where gratefulness exudes and gives you the courage to care. Many days life's struggles seemed to be never...

Murray, Alysia, and their 5-month old son drove all the way from New York to Seattle. After spending all the money they had in their car repairs, they could not afford an apartment in the area. They are staying at our Emergency Winter Shelter for...