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Tuesday, August 20 was a busy and banner day for The Sophia Way, as we reopened our Emergency Shelter, hosted (until October 15) by St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Bellevue. As the sun started to set, women began lining up. Dietra Clayton, who recently was...

The 2019 Count Us In report indicated a drop of 8% in the number of individuals experiencing homelessness from the previous year. Despite this, homelessness remains a major problem in King County that warrants action from everyone in the community. What’s causing the homelessness crisis? Before...

Jess Bermudes writes about his work as the Vehicle Outreach and Housing Navigation Specialist for The Sophia Way. Working with populations living in their vehicles in East King County (Redmond, Bellevue, Issaquah, and Kirkland), I have had a wide range of experiences. Like any outreach...

A group of employees from Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) on the Eastside have been cooking together once a month and bringing a meal to the shelter. They share their story. "The joy of seeing the women smile because of something you’ve done is the greatest gift!" TCS ...

We love our meal donors! They provide healthy and wholesome meals for the women who are experiencing homelessness and need support and services. And, we want our meal donors to have a good experience too! Many of them have questions, such as "What should I get"...

Note: this article was written in 2019 and highlights the work of the Support Network What happens when a group of like-hearted people gets together? A community thrives! The Support Network is a small part of a very very large community. Its roots go deep down into...

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church gives a new home to The Sophia Way's Emergency Shelter! We are beyond ecstatic to share that St. Peter's United Methodist Church has offered to host our emergency shelter from August 20 to October 15. Words cannot express our gratitude to the congregation...

Construction has begun on the new Kirkland Shelter for Women & Families. A true community collaboration between The Sophia Way, New Bethlehem Project (a program of Catholic Community Services), our local governments, private foundations, corporate and individual funders, our new shelter will be a place...

It was an emotional, moving and a meaningful moment as Gail D'Alessio, on behalf of the Grace Lutheran Church Congregation, presented their gift to Karina O’ Malley, Board Member and Alisa Chatinsky, Interim Executive Director. [caption id="attachment_7541" align="aligncenter" width="800"] L to R: Karina O'Malley, Gail D'Alessio,...

On June 22, we hosted eight very special guests at Sophia’s Place. A young group from Girl Scouts of Western Washington volunteered, served dinner to the women in our Night Shelter, and sang some favorite songs for them! Dietra Clayton, our Programs Director, spoke to the...