Creating Community
A place of hope and change for women.
women experiencing homelessness, women, homeless, homelessness, shelter, safety, stability, women's shelter, day center, Sophia's Place, Helen's Place, Bellevue, Kirkland, homeless in King County, housing
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Creating Community

Creating Community

2018-04_Creating CommunityThe Community Brunch is organized every quarter to connect the women from all our programs – Night Shelter, Day Center, Transitional Housing, Permanent Housing and Emergency Winter Shelter. A deeper sense of community is created when they share a meal, shop, play games and have a good time. The best part of the brunch – delicious food and gift cards!

During our most recent gathering, we were able to set up a mini shopping area for our women clothes, coats, shoes, hygiene kits, and more. We also were able to offer makeovers for the latest thanks to a makeup artist from Mary Kay who volunteered her time! Everybody walked away with bags full of goodies, more friendships, and big smiles.

A special thanks to our partner – Assistance League of the Eastside (ALE) – who donated a delicious meal. The spread included homemade biscuits and gravy, egg salad, muffins, fruits, bacon, bagel and cream cheese, hash browns and scrambled eggs. The partnership between The Sophia Way and Assistance League of the Eastside has grown over the past several years and we are so grateful for their commitment to helping so many women experiencing homelessness.