The Sophia Way | Emergency Winter Shelter
Assisting women from homelessness to stable independent living.
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Emergency Winter Shelter

Give Generously

Our Emergency Winter Shelter is open every night from 8:30PM until 7:30AM the next morning. The women who come to the shelter are given sleeping mats and served dinner and breakfast. We ask you to generously donate some much-needed items to help make the women comfortable and warm.

Please call Cynthia at 425-463-6254 if you have any questions or need to make other arrangements for dropping off donations. Thank you for your generosity!

Please drop off your donations at:

Place: Holy Cross Lutheran Church

4315 129th Place Southeast, Bellevue, WA 98006

Time: Any night of the week
8:00 p.m. to  8:30 p.m.


  • Rain ponchos
  • Umbrellas
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Hand/Feet warmers
  • Long warm socks
  • Thermal underwear for women (L, XL, and XXL)

Essential Supplies

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Paper plates and bowls
  • Paper cups (especially for hot beverages)
  • Large black garbage bags
  • Clorox wipes (we use a ton of these)
  • Air freshener
  • Flashlights

Laundry Supplies

  • Rolls of Quarters for laundry (washing blankets is very expensive!)
  • Laundry detergent

Breakfast Needs

  • Cereal bars
  • Applesauce
  • Yogurt
  • Coffee
  • Milk
  • Creamer
  • Sugar