The Sophia Way | Helen’s Place
Ending homelessness for women
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Helen’s Place

A space to rest and rebuild

Helen’s Place, our emergency shelter, provides a safe and stable space for women experiencing homelessness.

The shelter is open every day of the year, offering women the care and comfort they need, while being supported in navigating their individual journey to stability and housing.

  • 24/7 day center and emergency shelter
  • 9,500 sq. ft. of space
  • 48 single sleeping beds
  • Shower and laundry facilities
  • Nutritious meals
  • Case management and supportive services
  • On-site mental health services

We are deeply grateful to the State of Washington, King County, City of Kirkland, ARCH, foundations, corporations, faith communities, and individuals who made this long-cherished dream come true.

Helen’s Place is located at:
8045 120th Avenue NE, Suite 200, Kirkland, WA 98033
Phone: 425.572.2178

View the ribbon cutting ceremony
(30-minute video)

Take a tour with Molly Bowen
(3-minute video)

View the journey of building the shelter
(2-minute video)

Welcome Wishes

Please write your messages of welcome and good wishes for the women at Helen’s Place. We will print and display them when we open the shelter.


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We Are So Close To Our Goal!

We have only $22,000 (as of September 16) of the $1.4 million goal to go! Your gift will help women find shelter, safety, and stability.

Checks and Donor-Advised Funds: Mail to The Sophia Way
1100 Bellevue Way NE, #8A-110, Bellevue WA 98004
(please mention “Capital Campaign” in the memo)

The Sophia Way 501(c)(3) Letter of Determination

For more information, contact Zee Peters, Director of Development at | 425. 463.6285 ext. 112

Naming Opportunities

We want to recognize and honor your gift with naming opportunities that can become a part of your family’s legacy. Your contribution will be acknowledged with a special plaque. Some featured ways to make your donation more meaningful—

Helen’s Hall of Hope: Gift $125/month or $1,500 one-time contribution, creating a lasting gift in honor of Helen.

Safe Keeper: Gift $208/month or $2,500 one-time to provide a locker for a woman to store her belongings.

Bed & Beyond: Gift $417/month or $5,000 one-time to provide a bed and storage for a woman to sleep comfortably.